The week ahead: 11–15 November 2019

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MEPs and EU governments will continue talks to find an agreement on the EU budget for 2020 all week long. Parliament wants investments for climate protection, the Youth Employment Initiative and Erasmus+ as well as to support SMEs, research, digitalisation, migration and external policy, including development and humanitarian aid.

The Subcommittee on Human Rights will have an exchange of views with women defending environmental, land and indigenous peoples rights in Latin America (Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico).


The Committee on Fisheries, chaired by MEP Chris Davis, will host a hearing on facing the new challenges of the EU fisheries control system in order to receive inputs from experts in the field.


MEPs Maite Pagazaurtundúa and Luis Garicano host a conference titled “30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: some old borders fell, are new borders emerging?”.

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, MEPs will discuss progress made over the past three decades and reflect on the new challenges children and youth face. A resolution will be put to the vote during the Strasbourg session end of November.

MEPs will discuss the latest developments and rising tensions among Eastern Mediterranean countries following Turkey’s offshore drilling activities in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone.


Hearings of the new Commissioners-designate Oliver Várhelyi (Neigbourhood and Enlargement), Adina-Ioana Vălean (Transport), and Thierry Breton (Internal Market).

MEPs will discuss the situation of migration in the hotspots on the Greek islands as well as in Bosnia with the Commission and the Finnish Council Presidency.


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