February

FREE News: The European Institutions’ Events: 23rd – 27th February 2015

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)

Monday 23 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Working Party for Schengen Matters, Meeting n° 234792, LEX, 10.00, Room LEX1; Asylum Working Party, Meeting n°234790, LEX, 10.00, Room LEX2;

European Parliament: Brussels, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2, 15.00 – 18.30, Interparliamentary committee meeting on the smart borders package: European challenges, national experiences, the way ahead; Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3, 15.00-18.30, Discussion with Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President responsible for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights;

Tuesday 24 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Working Party on Frontiers, Meeting n° 234804, Justus Lipsius, 10.00, Room 50.1; Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI), Meeting n° 234819, Justus Lipsius, 15.00, Room 35.1;

European Parliament: Brussels, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3, 9.00-18.30, Joint Public Hearing – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Challenges and Opportunities for the Internal Market; Committee on Legal Affairs, Paul-Henri Spaak, 5B1, 09.00-18.30, Hearing on administrative procedures in the EU and the US (15.00-17.00); Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2, 09.00-18.30, Interparliamentary committee meeting on smart borders package: European challenges, national experience, the say ahead (09.00-12.30); Impact of TTIP on ITRE policy areas, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C50, 16.00-18.30, The committees on industry and international trade arrange a hearing on the impact of TTIP, the planned trade agreement between the EU and the US, in the areas of industry, telecom, research and energy;

Court of Justice of the European Union: Luxembourg, Judgment C-512-13, Sopora (Freedom of movement for persons), 9.30, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, NL, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2; Judgment C-559/13, Grünewald (Free movement of capital), 9.30, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, DE, Grande Salle Palais, Niveau 2;

Wednesday 25 February

European Parliament: Brussels, Plenary Session, 15.00-21.00 (Debates), Decision adopted on a Strategic framework for the Energy Union; Report of the informal meeting of Heads of State or Government (12 February 2015); European Central Bank annual report for 2013, one-minute speeches (Rule 163);

Thursday 26 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters (COPEN), Meeting n° 234837, LEX, 10.00, Room LEX1;

European Parliament: Brussels, Press Conference, 11.00-11.30, Presentation of Passenger Name Records report, Paul-Henri Spaak, A050; Subcommittee on Human Rights, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3, Hearing on Freedom of religion or belief: Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East; Committee on Legal Affairs, Altiero Spinelli, 09.30-18.30, 5G3, Workshop with the participation of national parliaments on cross-border activities in the EU – making life easier for citizens; Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C50, Use of Passenger Name Record data (EU PNR) (COD); Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Altiero Spinelli, 3G2, 09.00-18.30, Hearing in association with the Committee on Petitions on lessons to be drawn from the implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) regulation, 17.45-18.30 joint discussion with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the accession to the European Convention on Human Rights; Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Paul-Henri Spaak, 4B1, Hearing on women domestic workers and carers in the EU, Improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding – discussion with the Commission and Council;

European Commission: Brussels, Legislative Action, Press Conference, Institutional Affairs, The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package;

Court of Justice of the EU: Luxembourg, Judgment C-359/13, Martens (Citizenship of the Union), Court of Justice – Third Chamber, NL, Courtroom IV – Level 6, 09.30; Judgment C-472/13, Shepherd (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), Court of Justice – Second Chamber, DE, Courtroom III – Level 6, 09.30; Judgment C-623/13, de Ruyter (social security for migrant workers), Court of Justice – First Chamber, FR, Courtroom II – Level 8, 09.30;

Friday 27 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Friend of the Presidency, Meeting n° 234859, Justus Lipsius, 10.00, Room 20.2; Working Party on Civil Law Matters (JUSTCIV), Meeting n° 234849, Justus Lipsius, 10.00, Room 35.4;

FREE News: The European Institutions’ Events: 9th – 13th February 2015

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

General events of the European Parliament; Plenary Session in Strasbourg: Agenda

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)

Monday 9 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Foreign Affairs Council, Meeting n° 3367, Start 10.00; Friends of the Presidency, Meeting n° 235489, Justus Lipsius, Start 10.00, Room 20.6; Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA), Meeting n° 234382, LEX, Start 10.00, Room LEX 1;

European Parliament: Strasbourg, Plenary session: Agenda: 17.00 – 21.00 Debates; Parliamentary Committees 19.00-21.30 Strasbourg, Winston Churchill, 200 Committee on Foreign Affairs, Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2013 and the European Union’s policy on the matter (INI) – Vote on the amendments of a report by Pier Antonio PANZERI (S&D, IT);

Tuesday 10 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, General Affairs Council, Justus Lipsius building, Press Room, Start 15.00; Coordinating Committee in the area of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (CATS), Meeting n° 234780, LEX, Start 10.00, Room LEX2; Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA), Meeting n° 234394, LEX, Start 10.00, Room LEX 1;

European Parliament: Strasbourg, 9.00-11.50 Debates, votes on request for urgent procedure (Rule 154), Annual Report 2013 on the Protection of the EU’s Financial Interests – Fight against fraud; 15.00-21.00, Debates, Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, Joint debate- International Child Abduction;

Wednesday 11 February

European Parliament: Strasbourg, 15.00-21.00, Debates, Way forward for Frontex and the European Asylum support Office [2015/2527(RSP)]

Thursday 12 February

European Parliament: Strasbourg, 9.00-11.50, Debates: Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law – One hour maximum (Rule 135); 12.00-14.00, VOTES followed by explanations of votes, motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135);

Court of Justice of the European Union: Luxembourg, 9.30, Judgment C-396/13, Sähköalojen ammattiliitto, Court of Justice – First Chamber (Freedom of movement for persons, Courtroom IV – Level 6, FI; 9.30, Opinion C-543/13, Fischer-Lintjens, Court of Justice – Third Chamber (Social security for migrant workers), NL, Courtroom IV – Level 6; 9.30, Opinion C-554/13, Zh. And O., Court of Justice – Third Chamber (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), NL, Courtroom IV – Level 6

Friday 13 February

Council of the European Union: Brussels, Working Party on Frontiers, Meeting n° 234436, LEX, 10.00, Room LEX 2

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