The Committee on Budgetary Affairs will adopt its recommendation on the first revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). This revision should allow strengthening the flexibility of the current MFF, increasing its capacity to respond to new challenges and reinforcing areas of the highest political priority. This vote follows the Council’s endorsed agreement on the revision of the MFF, after which it was referred to Parliament for its consent. The meeting will be held on 27.03.17.
The draft reports of the Committee on Budgetary Control on the 2015 Annual Reports regarding the protection of the EU’s financial interests – fight against fraud, and the control of the financial activities of the European Investment Bank (EIB), will be voted on 27.03.17. The Committee will also discuss the non-legislative reports on the cost effectiveness of the 7th Research Programme and the budgetary control of financing NGOs from the EU Budget.
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a Security Dialogue with Thomas De Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany, and Matthias Fekl, Minister of the Interior of France. The debate is expected to focus on the interoperability of information systems in order to link the information needed by the authorities without delay. The meeting will be held on 27.03.17.
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will hold a joint hearing on the accession of the EU to the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women. This hearing with experts will contribute to the interim report that will be drafted jointly by the two Committees. The hearing will be held on 27.03.17.
The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will vote on an oral question to the Council inquiring about the recent European Parliament recommendation on the EU priorities for the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW). The text asks how Parliament’s recommendation has been taken into account when preparing the EU position and with regard to the achieved results of the UN CSW negotiations. The meeting will be held on 27.03.17.