29 Jun 2015
BEING DISCUSSED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WEEK 29 JUNE – 03 JULYBrussels Daily
EP this week: Greece, TTIP, corporate tax, aviation safety
The situation in Greece will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of Presidents, made up of the EP President and the political group leaders, at 14.15 CET today. In addition MEPs vote on how to deal with the amendments that have led to the postponement of the TTIP negotiations and discuss European Commission plans on corporate taxes. Parliamentary committees will also discuss lessons to be learnt from the Germanwings tragedy in March and how to tackle hate speech.
Parliament’s political leaders meet on Monday at 14.15 CET to discuss with Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker the breakdown in negotiations over Greece’s debt. EP President Martin Schulz will speak to the press after the meeting at about 15.30 CET.
The international trade committee meets on Monday to decide what to do with a total 116 amendments and requests that were tabled before the plenary vote on the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in June and caused its postponement.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and economic affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici debate Commission plans on fair corporate taxation with MEPs from the tax rulings committee on Thursday.
The Germanwings crash over the French Alps in March raised questions about flight safety. The issue is discussed on Monday afternoon by the transport committee with Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, and representatives from the Commission.
The civil liberty committee discusses Monday how to tackle violence and hate speech against Jews and Muslims with experts and representatives from civil society organisations.
The internet and mobile applications open new exciting possibilities in health care, but also create new challenges as people should know how to get the most from the information available. A workshop, organised by EP’s Science and Technology Options Assessment unit on Wednesday, looks into how technology can help people to improve their health.