Past events

26-05-2020 10:00 - COVID-19 and the role of EIB in the EU response: public hearing

Hearing - BUDG ECON
Parliament has set out its position on an ambitious coronavirus recovery plan to reboot the EU economy. MEPs are calling for citizens, the environment and digitalisation to be at the heart of the next long-term budget and the economic recovery.

On 26 May from 10.00 to 12.00, the Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs are organising jointly a public hearing on “The role of the European Investment Bank in the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the post-crisis recovery”.

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The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from stakeholders on current and possible future EIB instruments to counter tightening of the credit supply in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to support investment during the recovery phase. Four experts have been invited via a teleconference.

Last updated: 25-05-2020

    BUDG-ECON Public Hearing Programme
    CVs of speakers

26-05-2020 10:00 - COVID-19 and the role of EIB in the EU response: public hearing

Hearing - BUDG
Parliament has set out its position on an ambitious coronavirus recovery plan to reboot the EU economy. MEPs are calling for citizens, the environment and digitalisation to be at the heart of the next long-term budget and the economic recovery.

On 26 May from 10.00 to 12.00, the Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs are organising jointly a public hearing on “The role of the European Investment Bank in the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the post-crisis recovery”.

More details

The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from stakeholders on current and possible future EIB instruments to counter tightening of the credit supply in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to support investment during the recovery phase. Four experts have been invited via a teleconference.

Last updated: 27-05-2020

    BUDG-ECON Public Hearing Programme
    CVs of speakers

26-05-2020 10:00 - COVID-19 and the role of EIB in the EU response: public hearing

Hearing - ECON
European Investment Bank

On 26 May from 10.00 to 12.00, the Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs organised jointly a public hearing on “The role of the European Investment Bank in the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the post-crisis recovery”.

More details

The purpose of the hearing was to gather information from stakeholders on current and possible future EIB instruments to counter tightening of the credit supply in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to support investment during the recovery phase. Four experts were invited via a teleconference.

Last updated: 27-05-2020

    BUDG-ECON Public Hearing Programme
    CVs of speakers
    Introductory statement - Andrew McDowell
    Introductory statement - Wilhelm Molterer
    Introductory statement - Fabrizio Palermo
    Introductory statement - Xavier Sol

11-05-2020 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk | Before the Common Market: Building Europe through technology

Other event - EPRS
EPRS book talk - 11 May 2020

Professors Wolfram Kaiser and Johan Schot will talk about their book, ‘Writing the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels and International Organizations’ (2014). This explores how a process of ‘hidden’ economic integration, driven by engineers and technocrats, operated in Europe before the creation of the European Community. Their efforts to achieve common standards and convergent regulation helped build 'peace through technology' and laid the foundations of the single market of later years.

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For operational reasons during the coronavirus crisis, this online event is only open to members of the EP community.

Last updated: 25-05-2020

22-03-2020 14:00 - Sixth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on Europol

Other event - LIBE
Logo of the Croatian EP Presidency 2020

The sixth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) was to be held on 22-23 March 2020 in Zagreb. Due to outbreak of the Covid-19 the JPSG Co-Chairs decided to postpone the meeting. The JPSG brings together Members of national parliaments and the European Parliament to fulfil the scrutiny and oversight on the activities of Europol including on fundamental rights.

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The JPSG meets at least twice a year. It is Co-Chaired by the European Parliament and the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The agenda includes points resulting from the obligations formulated in articles 12, 51 and 52 of the Europol Regulation (regulation (EU)2016/794) including hearing the European data Protection Supervisor, the Europol Executive Director, the Chairperson of the Europol Management Board and discussing the Multiannual Work Programme. The agenda also includes high profile discussions on topics such as Europol External Strategy and Operational Agreements with Third Countries, the EU Internal Security Strategy and the Role of Europol and Innovation and Research at Europol. The meeting will give the LIBE Members the opportunity to obtain first-hand information on these topics and will enable them to scrutinise Europol's activities as foreseen in article 88 TFEU.

Location: National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia
Last updated: 14-04-2020

Agenda and organisational aspects

      Draft agenda EN
      Draft agenda FR
      Practical information EN
      Practical information FR
      Invitation
      Letter JPSG Co-Chairs postponement 6thJPSG meeting

Europol documents

      Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment - IOCTA 2019
      Interlocutory letter from the MB Chairperson to the EP
      Management summary - SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report
      Sirius EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019
      Report Covid 19

Letters and written contributions from delegations

      Letter from the SE (Riksdagen) JPSG delegation to the Co-Chairs and Troika
      Letter from the NL (Tweede Kamer) JPSG delegation to the Co-Chairs
      Letter from the RO JPSG delegation to the Co-Chairs
      Reply from the Co-Chairs (LIBE-FI) to the SE (Riksdagen) JPSG delegation
      Letter from the Co-Chairs (LIBE-FI) to the Conference of Speakers - RoP review
      Reply from the Co-Chairs (LIBE-FI) to the NL(Tweede Kamer) JPSG delegation
      Letter from Mr Lopez Aguilar reporting on the 113th Europol Management Board meeting 10_12_2019_EN

Other relevant documents

      Rules of procedure

Co-Chair Conclusions and other documents

      Summary Conclusions by the Co-chairs, JPSG Fifth meeting, 23-24 September 2019

Written questions

      Bundestag WQ to Europol
      BREYER Patrick_Written question to Europol
      EUROPOL REPLY to BREYER Patrick_JPSG questions for written answer on Facial recognition
      Europol reply to Bundestag WQ
      BREYER Patrick_JPSG questions for written answer on Facial recognition
      Guide for members - written and oral questions

05-03-2020 10:00 - CANCELLED Trade-Related Aspects of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms

Workshop - INTA
Sprouting plant surrounded by coins

CANCELLED - A joint Policy Department and INTA Committee workshop on Trade-related aspects of carbon border adjustment mechanisms takes place on 5 March 2020 10.00-12.00. Four academic experts will present their research on this climate policy issue that is an element of the Green Deal.

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This workshop has been cancelled.

Location: Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Room 4B1
Last updated: 03-03-2020

    Draft programme
    Poster

24-02-2020 09:00 - Fact Finding Visit to Bulgaria: 24 - 26 February 2020

Other event - PETI
The Flag of Bulgaria in the World Map

The Committee on Petitions organised a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria in the period 24-26 February 2020. In the first part, the members of the delegation met petitioners in Sofia along with the responsible state authorities, professional associations, consumer protection organizations and the Bulgarian Ombudsman to discuss issues related to the banking system and private enforcement agents.

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In the second part, the delegation addressed another topical issue: waste management. MEPs visited the landfill in the town of Montana and met with the city's mayor and the regional environmental bodies to discuss alleged shortcomings regarding access to documents in environmental matters.

Last updated: 06-03-2020

20-02-2020 14:00 - Hearing on Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Law

Hearing - LIBE
artificial intelligence (AI) and criminal law

On 20 February 2020, the LIBE Committee will hold a hearing on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters

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This hearing is part of the work undertaken by the LIBE Committee on this topic. It will look at different questions related to the use of Artificial Intelligence in this context, such as benefits and risks of this new technology, predictive policing, facial recognition, as well as the ethical and fundamental rights implications. It will also take stock of current work conducted by the Council of Europe. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Location: in Brussels, room Joszef Antall Building (JAN) 4Q2
Last updated: 18-02-2020

    Draft programme
    COUNCIL OF EUROPE - European Ethical Charter on the use of AI in judicial systems
    FRA - Facial recognition technology fundamental rights considerations in law enforcement
    UNICRI - Artificial intelligence and robotics for law enforcement
    Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI (Independent High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence set up by the European Commission)
    Ethics Guidelines for AI (Independent High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence set up by the European Commission)

Hearings

Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, 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, posters and contributions from speakers.

Workshops

Workshops are organised by the policy departments and administered in accordance with the Financial Regulation. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a Committee meeting.

Workshops enable Members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest.

Other events

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