02 Jun 2015
BEING DISCUSSED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK 01 – 08 JUNEBrussels, Brussels Daily
EP this week: PNR, taxes, animal diseases, development
The civil liberties committee discusses passenger name records on Thursday, while the tax rulings committee looks at the international dimension of tax rulings. Parliament and Council negotiators will try to agree on a proposal linking animal welfare with public health. The foreign affairs and development committees discuss upcoming events on development organised by the UN and political groups will prepare for next week’s plenary session.
The tax rulings committee discusses the international aspects of tax rulings on Monday with former competition and tax commissioner Mario Monti and whistle-blower Antoine Deltour.
On Monday Parliament and Council presidency negotiators discuss a possible agreement on a draft regulation on transmissible animal diseases to allow urgent measures to tackle the outbreak of animal epidemics such as bluetongue, African swine fever, bird flu, which could affect public health and agricultural production.
The civil liberties committee discusses on Thursday amendments to draft legislation obliging airlines to hand over Passenger Name Records (PNR) to member states. Amendments concern many issues, including which flights should be included and excluded, retention periods of collected data and data protection provisions.
Sam Kahamba Kutesa, president of the UN General Assembly, meets the foreign affairrs and development committees on Wednesday to discuss preparations for July’s UN conference on financing development and September’s UN summit on the post-2015 development agenda.
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will hold its eight plenary session in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, bringing together MEPs and parliamentarians from Central and South America. The main topics to be discussed are the economy, sustainable development and migration. The meetings can be followed live on our website.
Meanwhile EP President Martin Schulz will visit Luxembourg ahead of the country taking over the presidency of the EU.
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