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.

Revaluation of the wolf population in the EU
ENVI PETI

For decades, the wolf was regarded as strongly endangered in Europe. Its population is now recovering in many areas of the continent.The joint ENVI-PETI public hearing, with the association of AGRI, focus on the wolf population within the EU.

FATCA, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act concept - written text FATCA, world globe in background
PETI

On 12 November 2019 the Committee on Petitions organised a hearing on "FATCA and its extraterritorial impact on EU Citizens.” The aim of the hearing was to facilitate an exchange of views between the various stakeholders and listen to the issues faced by EU citizens affected by FATCA. The hearing consisted of two panels, focusing on financial services and the exchange of tax information with the US and on potential conflicts between European data protection rules and FATCA.

Climate choice concept as a person standing at a cross road between an unhealthy scene with polluted dirty air contrasted with a green healthy horizon of plants and clean air for global ecology
PETI ENVI

On 21 March 2019, the PETI and ENVI Committees will hold a joint Public Hearing on “Climate Change Denial.” The aim of the hearing is to explore the topic of climate change denial under different perspectives and to examine the communication techniques used in politics or by private companies and other actors in society to mislead the public on the negative impact of certain industrial activities or policies on the climate.