The Week Ahead: 1–4 October 2018

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October will be a very busy month for our MEPs with two plenary sessions taking place, starting this Monday.


The plenary will debate on an Internal Market report on free-flow of non-personal data in the EU and they will also discuss the implementation of the Council’s LGBTI Guidelines in relation to the situation in Chechnya.

The Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance will host a public hearing on relations with Switzerland in tax matters. Read more here.


MEPs will discuss the emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles and how to harmonize and simplify certain rules and rates in the VAT system.


In the monthly series of Prime Minister visits, this week it’s the turn of Estonia’s PM, and part of the ALDE family, Jüri Ratas, to debate on The Future of Europe with the intervention of our Group President Guy Verhofstadt.

To defend liberties, MEPS will debate on the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) and Humanitarian emergency in the Mediterranean.


The plenary will vote motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law with special attention on Yemen.

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