THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS’ EVENTS: 12TH -16TH OCTOBER

General events of the Council of the European Union and Calendar of Meetings (Committee Working Parties)

General events of the European Parliament

General events of the European Commission and DG Home

General events of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Main events in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and External area of Freedom, Security and Justice (EAFSJ)

 

 

12th October

 

European Parliament

11:00 – 11:30 Briefing on parliamentary agenda, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

15:00 – 18:30 Committee on Foreign Affairs Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2 Discussion with Christian LEFFLER, Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS for Economic and Global Issues, on EU-Cuba relations.

15:00 – 18:30 Committee on Development ,Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2 Development Committee fact-finding mission to Gaziantep and surroundings, Turkey, 10–13 September 2015 – Presentation by Linda McAVAN (S&D, UK) of the report of the Committee mission.

16:00 – 18:30 Committee on Budgets ,Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5G-3 Voting time:

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration (BUD) – Rapporteur, Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL (S&D, ES) – Consideration and adoption;Draft amending budget No 7/2015: Managing the refugee crisis: immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration (BUD) – Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL (S&D, ES) – Consideration and adoption.

15:00 – 17:45 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

  • Safe Harbour: Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner – presentation by the EP Legal Service of the Ruling of the Court of 6 October (15.10-16.00)
  • Personal data protection: processing and free movement of data (General Data Protection Regulation) (COD), rapporteur Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens/EFA, DE) – discussion on the state of play of trilogue negotiations  (16.30-17.00)
  • EU PNR – use of Passenger Name Record data (COD), rapporteur Timothy KIRKHOPE (ECR, UK) – discussion on the state of play of trilogue negotiations (17.00-17.15)

Council of the European Union

Foreign Affairs Council,Council of the European Union Meeting n°3416 Luxembourg h09:30

JHA COUNSELLORS Meeting n°242438 Justus Lipsius h10:00 Room 20.2

13th October

European Parliament

09:00 – 18:30 Committee on Foreign Affairs,Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

Start of voting-The role of the EU within the UN – how to better achieve EU foreign policy goals (2015/2104(INI)) – Rapporteur: Paavo VÄYRYNEN (ALDE, FI) – Adoption of draft report

End of voting10.30 – jointly with the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Public hearing “The Common Foreign and Security Policy under the Treaty of Lisbon: Unlocking its Full Potential”. Debriefing by Alain LE ROY, Secretary General of the EEAS, on the Foreign Affairs Council of 12 October 2015.

 09:00 – 18:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

09:00-12:00 Hearing on investigation of alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA

15.00-17.00 VOTES, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – vote for the adoption of a list of persons eligible to be appointed as independent experts to the Management Board of the EMCDDA

Electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens (RSP) – follow-up to the EP resolution of 12 March 2014, rapporteur Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) – vote on motion for a resolution.

Prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations (INI), rapporteur Rachida DATI (EPP, FR) – vote on draft report.

17.15 – 18.30 end of votes-Video conference

Discussion with the Committee of European Affairs of the French National Assembly on migration and asylum.

10:30 – 12:30 Committee on Constitutional Affairs Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2, Joint Hearing with Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Common Foreign and Security Policy under the Treaty of Lisbon: unlocking its full potential

Council of the European Union

General Affairs Council, Council of the European Union Meeting n°3417 Luxembourg

Political and Security Committee (PSC) Meeting n°237561 Justus Lipsius  h10:00 Room 50.6

JHA COUNSELLORS Meeting n°242271 Justus Lipsius h 14:00 Room 35.2

14th October

European Parliament: Plenary session in Brussels

Debates: 15:00 – 19:00 – Resumption of session and order of business-Preparation of the European Council meeting (15-16 October 2015) Reference: 2015/2768(RSP) -Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris Reference: 2015/2112(INI) Report Author : Gilles Pargneaux (Reference:A8-0275/2015).

VOTES: 19:00 Draft amending budget No 6/2015: Own resources, Union trust funds for external action, Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Reference: 2015/2150(BUD) Report Author : Eider Gardiazabal Rubial Reference:A8-0280/2015) Committee: BUDG

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration -Draft amending budget No 7/2015: Managing the refugee crisis: immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration –  Access for consultation of the Visa Information System (VIS) by Member States and Europol for the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences Reference: 2015/0807(CNS)* Author Timothy Kirkhope Committee: LIBE

Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris Reference: 2015/2112(INI) Report Author : Gilles Pargneaux (Reference:A8-0275/2015) Committee: ENVI

DEBATES at the end of vote 19:30 – 22:00: Situation in Ukraine Reference: 2015/2869(RSP); Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and hate speech in Europe Reference: 2015/2848(RSP) Report (Reference:O-000101/2015).

One-minute speeches (rule 163)-  Explanations of vote

 The President’s Agenda Brussels 10:55 Official welcome of Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia – Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Protocol entrance – 11:00  meeting with Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia – Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire-15:00  chairing of the plenary: Preparation of the European Council meeting-18:00 Opening of the exhibition: “Varna – The Oldest Gold Treasure” – Altiero Spinelli building, 3rd floor

Council of the European Union: Coreper I Meeting n°237562 Justus Lipsius h10:00 Room 50.7

15th October

European Parliament

09:00 – 12:30 15:00-17:00 Subcommittee on Security and Defence Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 4B001

  • With the Council and Commission and EEAS – Progress made in CSDP within the mandate of the Chairman of the EU Military Committee – Discussion with General Patrick DE ROUSIERS, Chairman of the EU Military Committee
  • Countering Violent Extremism – discussion with  Maqsoud KRUSE, Executive Director of Hedayah, International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism and Hannah DANIEL, Consultant, Counter Extremism Project
  • In association with the delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee – Discussion with Tinatin KHIDASHELI, Minister of Defence of Georgia
  • 15:00-17:00 new room: Altiero Spinelli 3E-2 Jointly with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and the Subcommittee on Human Rights – Public hearing “Situation of women in armed conflicts in the context of the 1325 resolution on Women, Peace and Security” .

 Public hearings

09:00 – 12:30 Protection of the rights of people with disabilities, from the perspective of petitions received Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2

This hearing, organised by the Committee on Petitions, will give MEPs the opportunity to discuss with experts the role that the committee plays in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.The Petitions Committee each year receives a number of petitions relating to difficulties encountered by people with disabilities in the EU in various fields, such as access to employment, insurance, financing, education systems and public transport facilities.

15:00 – 17:00 Situation of women in armed conflicts in the context of the 1325 resolution on Women, Peace and Security Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E2 .

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the 1325 UN Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and Security, the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee jointly with the Subcommittees on Human Rights and Security and Defence will hold a public hearing on the situation of women in armed conflicts. Four relevant invited experts will participate in the hearing: Ms Sara LINDVALL, field representative of Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation Syria; Soeur Angelique NAMAIKA, Coordinator of NGO CRAD, Democratic Republic of Congo; Ms Janet BENSHOOF, President, Global Justice Center, USA; and Mr Stefan Joseph CAMILLERI, Action Officer at EU Military Staff – Horn of Africa, CIMIC, Human Rights & Gender Issues, European External Action Service.

15:00 – 17:00 The prevention of radicalisation Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050

The Committee on Culture and Education will organise a Hearing in association with the Committee on Cilvil Liberties. Members will discuss with external experts on the need to make all actors aware of their responsibility to prevent radicalisation, whether at local, national, European or international level. CULT Committee voted an opinion to the own-initiative report on “the prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations” adopted by the Committee on Civil Liberties.

15:00 – 18:30 Simplification and cutting red tape in European Structural and Investments Funds Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

The Committee on Regional Development will organise a Public Hearing during its next  meeting. Simplification has been a constant feature of discussions about Cohesion Policy and was also a key item during the negotiations on the legislative package for the programming period 2014-2020. The list of speakers includes: Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs, CEMR, Anna Maria Candela, Region of Puglia, Italy, Georg Ris, ERDF Management Authority, Ministry for rural development andconsumer protection, Baden Württemberg and Vasile Dogaru, WestUniversity Timisoara, Romania.

 Special events

17:00 – 18:30 Workshop on the occasion of International Day for rural women Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E2 Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

World Rural Women’s Day takes place annually on 15 October. To mark the occasion, a presentation will be made by Parliament’s Policy Department on Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs to the Women’s Rights Committee after which there will be an opportunity for discussion on the role that women play and the challenges they face on a daily basis.Rural women the world over play a major role in ensuring food security and in the development and stability of the rural areas. Yet, with little or no status, they frequently lack the power to secure land rights or to access vital services such as credit, inputs, extension services , training and education. Their vital contribution to society goes largely unnoticed. World Rural Women’s Day aims to change this by bringing rural women out of obscurity at least once a year – to remind society how much they owe to rural women and to give value and credit to their work.

 Council of the European Union European Council 15-16/10/2015 Brussels Draft agenda – European Council, 15-16 October 2015

 Court of Justice of the European Union 09:30 Judgment C-216/14 Area of Freedom, Security and Justice- Covaci Court of Justice – First Chamber- Grande Salle Palais – Level 2- Application (OJ) HTML / PDF Advocate General : Bot

09:30Judgment C-310/14 Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Nike European Operations Netherlands Court of Justice – Sixth Chamber – Grande Salle Palais – level2- Application (OJ) HTML / PDF Advocate General : Wathelet.

16th October

European Parliament: Delegation to Milan EXPO 2015, Italy 

Ms Linda MCAVAN (S&D, UK), Mr Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICA (S&D, Romania), Ms Anna ZABORSKA (EPP, Slovakia) and Ms Heidi HAUTALA (Greens/EFL, Finland)A delegation of 4 MEPs will go to the Milan EXPO 2015 on 15-16 October to hold bilateral meetings with experts and NGOs representatives participate in the International Conference and organise a roundtable panel on the right to food and land rights.MEPs will take part on 15 October in the International Conference on “Strengthening global food and nutrition security through research and innovation-lessons learned from Expo 2015” where Development Committee Chair, Ms McAvan will make an opening statement. They will organise on 15 October a roundtable debate on “Human rights, right to food and land rights: What’s missing?” with the Sakharov Prize 1999 laureate Xanana Gusmão, the Sakharov Prize laureate 1999 and first President of Timor Leste after its independence. A press point will take place with Ms McAvan, Mr Gusmão and Mr Leste on 15 October before the roundtable debate.

Council of the European Union: European Council 15-16/10/2015 Brussels Draft agenda – European Council, 15-16 October 2015

 

 

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