After busy days in Brussels, no meetings are scheduled in the European Parliament this week. Multiple committee delegations are set to visit Japan, North and Latin American states this week. From Monday to Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will tour Western Balkan states to hold meetings with the political leadership of the countries and will conclude her week on Thursday in the United Kingdom where she is set to hold talks with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
From Monday to Thursday, MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will travel to Washington DC to exchange views on the prospects of cooperation with American colleagues and apprise the alignment of laws in place in the digital sector, political advertising, and artificial intelligence. On Tuesday, a Foreign Affairs Committee delegation will arrive in Mexico to discuss the ongoing work on the country’s “Global Agreement” with the EU. MEPs will then travel to Costa Rica where they will tackle bilateral and multilateral cooperation, geopolitical security and migration challenges as well as meet with representatives of the exiled Nicaraguan opposition.
Council of Ministers
On Monday, ministers of tourism will hold an informal meeting in the city of Palma, Spain, to discuss how Member States can promote a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector, and what the European Union can do to support socially sustainable tourism.
European Commission and High Representative
On Monday, President von der Leyen will visit Kosovo and North Macedonia, followed by meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Montenegro and Serbia on Tuesday. On Wednesday, von der Leyen will conclude her Western Balkan trip with a stop in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the same day, Vice-President Jourová will arrive in London to speak at the AI Safety and Security Summit on the same day.
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