The Week Ahead 21–27 January 2019

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A very busy week at the European Parliament in Brussels for our MEPs specially in the Internal Market Committee where three ALDE MEPs will defend several reports as rapporteurs. See our priorities below.


MEP Martina Dlabajová (CZ) hosts a public hearing on the European Added Value.


An update of EU consumer protection rules will be up for a vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, along with new motor insurance rules to better protect road accident victims, with MEP Dita Charanzová (CZ) as rapporteur, Union Customs Code with MEP Jasenko Selimovic (SV) as rapporteur and Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services with MEP Morten Løkkegaard (DK) as rapporteur.

IMCO will also host an exchange of views with Věra Jourová (CZ), Commissioner responsible for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

A legislative proposal aiming to alleviate water scarcity, in the context of adapting to climate change, by increasing the uptake of water reuse for agricultural irrigation, will be voted on by the Environment and Public Health Committee

An overhaul of the rules and conditions on receiving financial support from the main EU funds during the 2021–27 period will be voted on by the Regional Development Committee.

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs will debate on a draft report of the implementation of the Treaty provisions for a EU Citizenship, with MEP Maite Pagazaurtundúa (ES) as rapporteur. MEPs will also debate on the Brexit with our group President Guy Verhofstadt.


Following recent media reports on the ill-treatment of transported animals, the Agriculture Committee is set to call on member states to better enforce EU rules, properly penalise infringements and look into ways to reduce transport time

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will vote on the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, a report by MEP Morten Helveg Petersen (DK).


The International Trade Committee will vote on whether to approve a free trade deal with Singapore that would end virtually all tariffs on EU imports to the country. Intellectual property rights, rules of origin and sustainable development clauses are part of the package.

The Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance with host a public hearing Alleged Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax avoidance in Slovakia and on the evaluation of the Tax GAP. (More info here).

Source: EP

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