The general rapporteur for the 2018 EU budget, Siegfried Mureşan (EPP, RO), will meet a number of committees on 03.05.17 to go over their priorities for next year's budget. Morning meetings will be held with the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and the Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Constitutional Affairs Committees. The meetings will continue in the afternoon, with the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and the Budgetary Control Committee.
The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will hold a structured dialogue with Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, on 03.05.17. The aim is to look go over the implementation of the 2017 Commission Work Programme and look into the Committee’s priorities for next year’s Commission Work Programme.
The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on International Trade will hold a hearing to discuss human rights issues in relation to negotiating new trade agreements with third countries. The hearing will take place on 03.05.17 and will focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and global value chains, the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will hold a debate with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, on 03.05.17. The discussions will primarily focus on the strategic cooperation between the EU and NATO, including the implementation of the 2016 Joint Declaration. The issue of how the two organisations can jointly face complex security threats emerging globally and in the European neighbourhood will also be looked into.
The Committee on Legal Affairs has launched a public consultation on civil law rules on robotics, following its recently adopted report on the subject. The consultation aims to encourage citizens and stakeholders alike to have a say on the future political thinking and legislation in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. The consultation will be open until 31.05.17. Further details and background information can be accessed through the links below.
The European Parliament will open its doors in Brussels on 06.05.16 to celebrate Europe Day. The public will have the opportunity to discover how Parliament and the other major EU institutions function by participating in debates, gathering information and enjoying guided tours of the buildings. Dedicated information material explaining the role of parliamentary committees and the legislative work undertaken by them in various policy areas will also be available.