The Week Ahead: 26–30 November 2018

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Brussels will be even busier than usual with the so-called Mini Plenary, which will take place between Wednesday and Thursday at the European Parliament’s hemicycle along with several Committee votes.


ECON Committee will hold a Monetary Dialogue with Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, followed by a public hearing.

The TAX3 together with the ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on Cum-Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework. Watch live from 19h00 here:


The TAX3 Committee hosts a hearing about “Alleged aggressive tax planning schemes within the EU”, chaired by MEP Petr Ježek, with the participation of MEP Wolf Klinz and representatives of Google and Facebook.

The Special Committee will also have an exchange of views with Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to discuss the state of play of the implementation of the recommendations made by the Parliament in the last 4 years. Watch live from 15h00 here:


As part of the the regular series of visits of heads of state, it is the turn Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen to debate The Future of the EU. Stay tuned to his speech and ALDE Group’s President Guy Verhofstadt’s reply.

The Parliament will hold a debate with Commissioner for Climate Action
Miguel Arias Cañete on the new EU strategy for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction to meet Paris Agreement targets.


MEPs will vote on an update of the Schengen Borders Code, establishing the conditions upon which Member States can temporarily carry out checks at internal borders of the Schengen area. Six Schengen states have been carrying out controls for more than three years, despite a two-year maximum period.

MEPs will review and vote on the progress made towards possible EU accession by Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro.

Source: EP

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