The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on its opinion regarding the legislative proposal on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources. Although the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy is leading the work on this file, the Environment Committee has been granted exclusive competence on provisions related to Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) and the sustainability criteria. The meeting will take place on 23.10.17 in Strasbourg.
The Committee on Constitutional Affairs will look into the report on the revision of the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations, on 23.10.17 in Strasbourg. The main objectives of the reform are: to prevent abuses due to MEPs, MPs or national parties supporting more than one European political party; to increase the proportionality of the EU funding to the representation of the European Parliament; and to enhance the transparency of funding.
Parliament will discuss and vote amendments tabled to Council's reading of the Draft EU Budget 2018 during its plenary sittings of 24-25.10.17. The vote will give Parliament a mandate for negotiations with the Council, with its two main priorities being: responding to challenges deriving from the complex geopolitical environment, and strategic investment and sustainable growth. Parliament will also vote on a resolution responding to issues raised by the Commission on the future of EU finances.
The European Parliament will look into the legislative report on making CE marked fertilising products available on the market, as tabled by the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection. The key issues dealt with in this report include the scope of the proposed Regulation, the concept of risk and liability of economic operators, the administrative burden, the transition period and the review clause. The debate will take place on 23.10.17, ahead of the vote on 24.10.17.
The Legal Affairs Committee’s non-legislative report on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest will be discussed and voted by the European Parliament during its plenary sittings of 23-24.10.17, in Strasbourg. The report deals with, amongst other things, the role of whistle-blowers and the need to protect them, the reporting mechanism, and the protection and support given to whistle-blowers.