Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

27-02-2019 - "The Future of the EU's Humanitarian Aid"

DEVE 04-04-2019 - 16:31
The future of the EU's Humanitarian Aid

With participants including Commissioner Stylianides and representatives from UN OCHA, the International Committee and International Federation of the Red Cross (ICRC/IFRC) and the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), this public hearing on the future of the EU’s humanitarian aid provided Members the opportunity to discuss with stakeholders key humanitarian challenges, and the way forward to address these, including commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit. (Read more)

27-02-2019 - The labour and social situation of women in the EU – Hearing

FEMM 19-02-2019 - 16:28
The labour and social situation of women in the EU

In the context of the development of measures aimed at reconciling work and family life and following a decade of economic and financial crisis, it is essential to monitor the evolution of the labour and social situation of women in the EU. The hearing will have a double focus, examining two inter-related issues: unemployed young women and the women in precarious sectors who are at risk of poverty. (Read more)

19-02-2019 - EU-Taiwan trade relations

INTA 22-02-2019 - 10:01
city view

The purpose of this hearing was primarily to look at the state of play of the bilateral economic relations between the EU and Taiwan. Representatives of the Commission and of the EEAS brought up the institutional approach, while the business angle was delivered by a representative of a German company active in Taiwan on the field of wind-turbine (ENERCON Taiwan). (Read more)

19-02-2019 - Public hearing on First assessment of implementation of the landing obligation

PECH 20-02-2019 - 17:06
Fishing boat at sea with boxes of fresh fish just caught

Landing obligation is a long-standing policy goal of the EU Common Fisheries Policy that requires fishers to bring all catch ashore eliminating discards at sea. The policy has been phased in gradually over the years and is fully implemented starting this year, 2019. The speakers’ profiles combine first-hand industry expertise with scientific analysis. The audience would receive the most recent overview about the implementation of this important component of the fisheries policy. (Read more)

19-02-2019 - Connectivity of the digital future

ITRE 19-02-2019 - 16:09
City skyline with digital connections. Smart city concept.

On 19th of February, from 14:30 to 17:00, two panels shed light on the complex issues of fifth generation wireless mobile standard (5G), taking on board the experience gathered from ongoing 5G trials across the European Union. (Read more)

19-02-2019 - Hearing on attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights

DROI 07-02-2019 - 13:59
DROI

The Subcommittee on human rights will hold a public hearing on “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”, on 19 February 2019, from 09.00-10.30, at the European Parliament in Brussels. (Read more)

11-02-2019 - Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Malta

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 16:39
Public hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Malta"

Several money laundering cases have been published in the recent years affecting different EU Member States. Given that some Maltese political exposed persons have been mentioned in different money laundering cases, an exchange of letters took place between the TAX3 committee and Maltese authorities in order to better understand the government's role and actions taken the Maltese authorities. (Read more)

07-02-2019 - 07-02-2019- EU action towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for SDGs”

DEVE ENVI 04-04-2019 - 16:30
Sustainable Development Goals represented by 17 graphics forming a globe from the UN official site

On Thursday morning, 7 February, the Committees on Development and on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a joint hearing with high-level guests to discuss strategic action and better monitoring to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Read more)

05-02-2019 - Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:28
TAX3 Hearing on “Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets, in particular in European cities"

Accommodation is an important part of citizens spending that price increase in real estate impacts. (Read more)

04-02-2019 - Public hearing on "Deutsche Bank"

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:27
TAX3 hearing on "Deutsche Bank"

Deutsche Bank is one of the world systemic banks. In the recent years media have published different pieces of news on alleged money laundering and tax evasion activities involving Deutsche Bank. In order to shed some light to the different cases affecting the bank's public image a DB representative will describe the internal policy of this institution as well as the mechanisms in place to curb these activities. (Read more)