The Week Ahead: 25–29 March 2019

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Busy week ahead as our MEPs join forces for the second Plenary Session of this month in Strasbourg where a lot of files will be debated and voted ahead of the European Elections 2019.

MONDAY

MEPs will debate, and vote on Tuesday, on the final report on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance, calling for, among other things, the set-up of an EU financial police force and an EU anti-money laundering watchdog. A press conference, hosted by MEP Petr Ježek will follow.

The hemicycle will vote on European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, a report by MEP Morten Petersen.

The Dieselgate scandal will be debated and voted in plenary with MEP Gerben Jan Gerbrandy as shadow rapporteur.

MEPs will vote on the proposal to end the switch between summer and winter time. EU countries can either keep their summer time and adjust clocks for the last time on the last Sunday of March 2021, or keep their standard (winter) time, and change clocks for the last time on the last Sunday of October 2021. MEP Izaskun Bilbao is our shadow rapporteur.

TUESDAY

Low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks will be discussed, with MEP Lieve Wierinck as our shadow rapporteur.

MEPs will debate on emission performance standards for new passenger
cars and for new light commercial vehicles, with MEP Nils Torvalds as our shadow rapporteur.

WEDNESDAY

Adapting to development in the road transport sector will be debated and voted on Thursday.

The hemicycle will debate on resources for the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative, a report by MEP Iskra Mihaylova and also on her file on products eligible for exemption from or a reduction in dock dues.

THURSDAY

The reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, a report by MEP Frédérique Ries, will be voted in plenary, with the aim to reduce single-use plastic items, for which alternatives are readily available and affordable.

MEPs will vote on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure
to carcinogens or mutagens at work, with MEP Enrique Calvet as shadow rapporteur. The amended directive covers 6 more chemical agents, including diesel exhaust emissions, causing cancer or mutations relying on scientific evidence.

Source: EP

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