The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will discuss the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the introduction of technical enhancements for it and for the European Investment Advisory Hub, and the EFSI implementation. This joint debate will be held on 20.02.17 with the participation of Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, Permanent Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Brussels.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets will jointly meet High Representative/Commission Vice-President Mogherini and Commission Vice-President Katainen to discuss the proposed European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). The EFSD is a legislative proposal within the European External Investment Plan, as proposed by the Commission to encourage investment in Africa and the EU neighborhood. The meeting will be held on 28.02.17.
The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will hold a debate on Rare Disease Day (RDD) on 28.0217. The RDD aims to raise awareness amongst about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. The campaign started as a European event and has progressively extended to the international level. In EU countries, up to 8% of the population (36 million people) is considered to suffer from a rare disease (affecting fewer than 5 people in 10,000).
The Committee on Legal Affairs will look into the draft report on common minimum standards of civil procedure, on 28.02.17. After two years of preparation and consultation with experts and stakeholders, rapporteur Emil Radev (EPP) asks the Commission to submit a legislative proposal setting minimum rules on effective judicial protection, oral hearings, provisional and protective measures, case management, court experts, funding of proceedings and judicial training, amongst others.
The Committee on International Trade will hold a hearing to look at the options for the future of the EU’s Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs) on 28.02.17. The debates with academics and representatives of businesses and trade unions will focus on the 2013 Commission proposal for modernising TDIs. An analysis of the latest Commission proposal on a new calculation for anti-dumping and anti-subsidy methodology for imports coming from countries with significant market distortions will also be made.
The Committee on Petitions will look into a petition opposing an urban development project along the Orihuela coastline in Spain. The Committee will discuss whether the applicable environmental impact assessment procedures and other relevant EU legislation have been properly observed. The meeting will be held on 28.02.17.