The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs will vote on the draft report on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU, on 18.10.18. The Commission’s proposal replaces the 1991 Written Statement Directive with a new instrument to provide transparency about working conditions for all workers and to lay down a new, specific set of rights in order to improve the predictability and security of working conditions, particularly for people in non-standard forms of employment.
The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on its legislative report regarding the CO2 emissions performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles, on 18.10.18. Large lorries are responsible for a quarter of total road transport CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to 6% of the total EU CO2 emissions. The proposed legislation sets binding reduction targets of 15% by 2025 on the 2019 levels, and of at least 30% by 2030, subject to review in 2022.
The Committee on Development will hold a debate with High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, Bill Gates, and high-level experts to look into innovation in development and the future of EU international cooperation, on 17.10.18. The discussions will focus on challenges to multilateral cooperation and the EU's role in achieving sustainable development in its social, economic and environmental aspects. The event will be hosted jointly with the European Think Tank Group.
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold an inter-parliamentary committee meeting fundamental rights aspects of Roma inclusion and fighting anti-Gypsyism. Participants will include European and national parliamentarians, representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR), and NGOs. The meeting will take place on 18.10.18.
A report on gender-specific measures in anti-trafficking actions will be looked into by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, on 18.10.18. The report was drawn up by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). It includes guidance on the implementation of the Anti-Trafficking Directive in a gender specific manner.