Update: the opinion from DEVE Committee is available.
Agenda items include preparation for the Coreper meeting on 16 October, information from the Presidency on forthcoming Coreper meetings and information from the Commission on College activities.
The Martens Centre in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung and the Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party are proud to organise NET@WORK 2019. Now in its fourth year, the event has become the largest public platform of European centre-right think tanks gathering to debate and advocate EU policies. In 2018, NET@WORK was shortlisted in the category “Best Networking Event” at the European Association Awards.
The press releases regarding the outcomes of the Commissioner-designate hearings are included in this post.
Europe can no longer take prosperity, stability, or even democracy, for granted. Fundamental changes in technology, in relations between and within continents, are under way. A 2°C rise in global temperature will have a huge and disruptive impact across the board – and is harder than ever to avoid. Several other long-term trends are pointing in the wrong direction.
Highlights of the October I plenary session included statements and debates on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019, on greening the European Investment Bank (EIB), in the presence of the Bank’s president, and on how to prevent conflicts of interest in the EU. Parliament also debated statements made by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) on the situation in northern Syria and Ukraine. Debates took place on Council and Commission statements on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and own resources. Finally, Members discussed Commission statements on United States tariffs on European goods following the World Trade Organization’s Airbus dispute decision, on authorisation of genetically modified organisms, and on the fight against cancer.
A summary of the hearing is now available.