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The parliamentary committees are meeting this week in Brussels.

Coming up in committees

ENVI Long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy: committee vote

The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on a motion for a resolution on the long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy in accordance with the Paris Agreement, on 20.02.19. The resolution welcomes the Commission communication "A Clean Planet for all" which presents eight pathways for the economic, technological and social transformation needed. It also endorses the objective of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 and urges Members to do the same.

CULT Erasmus, Creative Europe 2021-2027: committee votes

The Committee on Culture and Education will vote on the legislative report on establishing the Erasmus programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027, during its meeting of 20.02.19. It will also vote on the establishment of the Creative Europe programme for the same period.

IMCO JURI Contracts for the supply of digital content: committee vote

The Committees on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and on Legal Affairs will vote on the provisional agreement resulting from inter-institutional negotiations on contracts for the supply of digital content, on 20.02.19. The proposed legislation protects consumers faced with faulty digital content or services, and specifies actions if a problem cannot be fixed. Digital content covers a wide range of items, including social media, music, movies, apps, games and computer programmes.

BUDG ECON Establishment of European Monetary Fund: committee vote

The Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs will vote on the interim report on establishing the European Monetary Fund, on 20.02.19. The EMF aims to provide transitional financial assistance to Member States in need, on the basis of specific conditionalities agreed under adjustment programmes. The report calls for bringing the intergovernmental European Stability Mechanism into the EU's legal framework in order to increase its democratic legitimacy and accountability.

IMCO Type-approval requirements: committee vote. Single Market: debates with Commissioners

The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection will meet on 20-21.02.19 to vote on the report on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers. The report brings together the current Vehicle General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation in a single legal text. The Committee will also hold debates with Commissioners Moscovici, Bieńkowska, and Gabriel to discuss the challenges ahead for unlocking the full benefits of the internal market.

CONT 2017 Discharge: committee votes

The Committee on Budgetary Control will vote on the draft reports concerning the 2017 Discharge to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Development Fund, Other Institutions, the Agencies and the Joint Undertakings. The meeting will take place on 20.02.19. The discharge procedure gives the final approval of the implementation of the budget for a specific year. It is granted by the European Parliament on a recommendation from the Council.