A delegation of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection will go to Athens, Greece to discuss matters of priority in its area of competence. The mission will take place on 17-19.12.18 and will include meetings with the Hellenic Parliament, the Piraeus Port, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the Single Public Procurement Independent Authority, the European Consumer Centre, and the Hellenic Organization for Standardization.
A delegation of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will go to Rome and Naples, in Italy, to look into two main issues: the abuse of the conscientious objection clause to deny the right to sexual and reproductive health; and the situation of migrant women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. The mission will take place on 17-19.12.18 and will include meetings with NGOs, ministerial and local authorities, and members of parliament.
A delegation of the Committee on Petitions will go to Valledora, Italy, to investigate concerns about several quarries and landfills located between the municipalities of Alice Castello and Cavaglià (Piedmont Region), possibly polluting surface and ground waters. The mission will take place on 17-18.12.18 and will include meetings with local civil and religious authorities. The delegation will also consult citizens and scientific and legal experts, before conducting an on-site inspection.
A delegation of the Committee on International Trade will go to Chile to look into the implementation of the trade provisions of the existing Association Agreement. The aim is to better understand the objectives and constraints of each negotiating party within the ongoing negotiations for the modernisation of the Agreement. The mission will take place on 18-20.12.18 and will include meetings with representatives of, amongst others, government authorities, civil society and the industry.