Update – the final programme is now available.
This year’s Public Forum theme is ‘Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World’. The sub-themes will be: “services — the next trade frontier”, “the next generation — what do Millennials & Gen Z want to see from global trade” and “the next chapter of the WTO — strengthening the trading system”.
Original Title: Deux ans après son entrée en application, l’accord commercial entre l’UE et le Canada confirme ses bénéfices
Several EP Political Groups published a press release outlining what would be their approach to the Commissioner-designate hearings.
The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Thursday decided on the detailed calendar of hearings of the Commissioners-designate.
The hearings will start on 30 September and last until 8 October. On 15 October, the Conference of Committee Chairs will assess the outcome of all hearings and forward its conclusions to the Conference of Presidents. The latter will conduct the final evaluation and decide whether to close the hearings in its meeting on 17 October.
The full Commission needs to be elected by a simple majority of the votes cast in Plenary, by roll call. The vote is set to take place on 23 October.
On Tuesday 24 September 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the impact of the 2014 reforms package of the EU staff regulations.
The entry into office of the additional judges will be the third stage of the reform of the judicial structure of the European Union.