The Week Ahead: 16–19 April 2018

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It’s Plenary Week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg where ALDE MEPs will be very busy covering important files as follow.


ENVI Committee will be debating and several topics about greenhouse gas emissions, household waste, circular economy and environmentalism reporting, plus the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Program. All files will be voted later on Wednesday.

LIBE Committee with discuss media pluralism and media freedom in the EU while on Thursday a motion for a resolution will be made on the case of protection of investigative journalists, after the murder of Jan Kuciak and his partner.


France’s Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron will debate the Future Of Europe in the hemicycle with all political groups. ALDE’s President Guy Verhofstadt (BE) will also take the floor also to express his point of view.

The situation in Syria and Middle East and Russia will be discussed, along with the violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey.


The Council and the Commission will expose their statements on the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook abuse regarding data protection and citizen’s privacy as a line of defence against election manipulation.

MEPs will conclude their scrutiny of the management of the 2016 budget by the EU Institutions and agencies, with a total of 53 files, called discharge, where MEP Martina Dlavajová (CZ) is ALDE’s representative.

ALDE MEP Ramón Tremosa i Balcells (ES) will present the Annual Report on Competition Policy expecting a broad support.


The Internal Market Committee will vote on the report on type-approval rules for motor vehicles, previously discussed and agreed back in December, which will regulate car emissions after the Dieselgate scandal, with a deep involvement by ALDE MEP Dita Charanzová (CZ).

Regarding to Education, MEPs will discuss the implementation of the Bologna process, state of play and follow-up.

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