The Week Ahead: 4–8 June 2018

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After a non-stop busy Plenary Session in Strasbourg last week, our MEPs are ready for another exciting week in Brussels. Check out our priorities in the agenda.


Facebook data scandal returns to the EP as Civil liberties Committee begins Facebook hearings about online privacy. MEPs will debate how to ensure data protection and prevent illegal use of collected personal information in a public hearing. The speakers include journalists, activists, whistle-blowers, European Commission and Facebook executives behind the media revelation of the Cambridge Analytica Case.

The Transport Committee will vote on improving working conditions in road transport and competition between good drivers. The draft rules will help step up such as cabotage, the transport of goods or passengers between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country, with MEP Pavel Telicka as ALDE’s shadow rapporteur.


The 30th anniversary conference of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be organised in Brussels between Monday and Tuesday. It will highlight the EU engagement for human rights, give visibility to current activities run by Sakharov Prize laureates, and emphasise key achievements of the Sakharov Prize Network. Tomorrow Tuesday ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake, AFET rapporteur on external financing instruments, will chair the panel on views or priorities for human rights action. Programme and more info here.


ALDE holds the conference EU Cyber Defence Policy as cyber security has become an indivisible part of global and defence affairs. As the European Parliament rapporteur for the Cyber defence report, ALDE MEP Urmas Paet hosts a seminar to discuss the EU’s cyber defence policy. More info here.

Public Hearing: Persecution of LGBTI Persons in Chechnya. With the participation of Sophie In’t Veld, MEP and Vice-President of the ALDE Group and Vice-President of the EP Intergroup on LGBT Rights, Frederick Federley, MEP from de ALDE Group and closing remarks by MEP Petras Auštrevičius. More info here.


TAX3 Committee organises a workshop on Taxation and fight against Money Laundering focused on Crypto Currencies, Digitalisation and the European Semester with the participation of several ALDE MEPs.

The Employment Committee will vote on a draft report that examines that pathways to reintegrate into employment workers who are recovering from injury or illness to improve quality employment.

Pesticides’ authorisation. The Special Committee on EU authorisation procedure for pesticides will look into the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) opinion on draft assessment reports and the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) classification of active substances, with representatives from both agencies and ALDE members.

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