The Week Ahead 28 Jan — 03 Feb 2019

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The European Parliament in Brussels will be busier than usual with the so-called mini Plenary Session taking place on Wednesday and Thursday where MEPs will debate and vote several reports in the hemicycle.


The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on a new law that adds the UK to the list of countries whose nationals do not need a visa to enter the EU. It will be applicable once the UK becomes a non-EU country and if EU citizens travelling to the UK are also exempt from visa requirements.

MEP Maite Pagazaurtundúa hosts the conference “Europe Day initiative - 9 May”.

TAX3 Committee hosts a hearing on money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU. More info and watch live here.


Parliament is set to debate the state of play on Brexit, following the vote in the UK’s House of Commons on 29 January. The decision on the exact timing will be taken by the full house at the beginning of the session.

MEPs are set to assess the latest developments in Venezuela and adopt a resolution on the subject with the final decision will be taken at the opening of the session and they will also debate on the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary. We will welcome the leader of the Hungarian liberal party Momentum to discuss the situation.

Our MEP Fredrick Federley will present a report on the implementation and functioning of the “.eu” top level domain which will be voted on Thursday.

Parliament will hold an International Holocaust Remembrance ceremony. EP-President Tajani will open the formal sitting, followed by a speech by Charlotte Knobloch, former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and former Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress.


Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, member of the ALDE family, will debate the Future of Europe with all MEPs in the hemicycle with the participation of our Group President Guy Verhofstadt.

Source: EP

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