Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 October
Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debates: Public hearing on the situation in Syria 12 years after the revolution: Standstill, Dynamics, EU response, and Future Prospects? (Jointly with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE); Presentation of the study on the Global Gateway: Strategic governance and implementation; Role of preventive diplomacy in tackling frozen conflicts around the world – missed opportunity or change for the future?; EU-Russia political relations; Debrief from the 12th EU-China Strategic Dialogue; Exchange of views with Luigi di Maio, EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the Gulf region; Exchange of views on the priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Exchange of views on EU funding for Palestinians; EU-India relations.
Votes: Implementation report on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement; Strengthening the right to participate: legitimacy and resilience of electoral processes in illiberal political systems and authoritarian regimes; Strategic Compass and EU space-based defence capabilities; Laying down measures to strengthen solidarity and capacities in the Union to detect, prepare for and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents.
Committee on International Trade (INTA)
Debates: Exchange of views with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People and Trade Commissioner on the state of play of EU Trade Policy; 41st Annual Report from the Commission on the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities and the Use of the Trade Defence Instruments by Third Countries targeting the EU in 2022; Implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement; Impact of the EU horizontal trade policies on gender; Consequences of the BRICS Summit on international trade; Exchange of views with Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Public hearing – European Economic Security; Implementation of the EU – Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Votes: Implementation report on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement; EU-Taiwan trade and investment relations; Conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand; Import, export and transit measures for firearms, their essential components and ammunition; EU-Japan relations; Security and defence implications of China’s influence on critical infrastructure in the European Union.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)
Debates: Hearing with José Manuel Campa, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority; Hearing with Petra Hielkema, Chairperson of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority; Hearing with Verena Ross, Chairperson of the European Securities and Markets Authority; Amending Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as regards the modernisation of the key information document; Amending Directives (EU) 2009/65/EC, 2009/138/EC, 2011/61/EU, 2014/65/EU and (EU) 2016/97 as regards the Union retail investor protection rules; Competition policy – annual report 2023; Amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards VAT rules relating to taxable persons who facilitate distance sales of imported goods and the application of the special scheme for distance sales of goods imported from third territories; Exchange of views with Mariana Kotzeva, Director-General of Eurostat; Amending Directive 2014/59/EU as regards early intervention measures, conditions for resolution and financing of resolution action; Amending Directive 2014/49/EU as regards the scope of deposit protection, use of deposit guarantee schemes funds, cross-border cooperation, and transparency.
Votes: Amending Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as regards enhancing market data transparency, removing obstacles to the emergence of a consolidated tape, optimising the trading obligations and prohibiting receiving payments for forwarding client orders; Amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments; Multiple-vote share structures in companies that seek the admission to trading of their shares on an SME growth market; . Amending Regulations (EU) 2017/1129, (EU) No 596/2014 and (EU) No 600/2014 to make public capital markets in the Union more attractive for companies and to facilitate access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises; Amending Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 as regards the VAT administrative cooperation arrangements needed for the digital age; Further reform of corporate taxation rules; Role of tax policy in times of crisis.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Debates: Exchange of views with José Manuel Miñones Conde, Minister for Health of Spain; Exchange of views with Emer Cooke, Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA); Amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste; Decarbonising EU fisheries and aquaculture.
Votes: Fees and charges payable to the European Medicines Agency; Substances that deplete the ozone layer and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009; Fluorinated greenhouse gases; Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2) and (3) to Commission Implementing Regulation renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate; Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2) and (3) to Commission Implementing Regulation renewing the approval of propiconazole as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 8; Amending Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); Establishing a Union certification framework for carbon removals; Amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 as regards strengthening the CO₂ emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles; Packaging and packaging waste; The sustainable use of plant protection products.
Committee on Fisheries (PECH)
Debates: The Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Republic of Kiribati, on the other (2023-2028); The status of women in agri-food systems with a special focus on gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture; Workshop on the European Green Deal − Challenges and opportunities for EU fisheries and aquaculture; Impact of illegal fishing on food security – the role of the European Union; Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; Decarbonisation of fisheries and aquaculture; European Court of Auditors’ Special report 22/2023 “Offshore renewable energy in the EU.
Votes: Election of the first Vice-Chair; Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Madagascar and the Implementing Protocol thereto (2023-2027); Amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2107 laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and Regulation (EU) …/2022 establishing a multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean; The implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 establishing measures for the recovery of the stock of European eel; The state of play in the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and future perspectives.
Committee on Petitions (PETI)
Debates: Petitions for discussion in committee on the basis of the Commission’s written reply or other documents received (Environment, Internal Market, Employment, Gender. Consumer’s Right); Draft Report on the Activities of the European Ombudsman – Annual Report 2022; Public Hearing on “A reflection on the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions and the petitions’ systems of third countries”; European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Good Clothes, Fair Pay.”
Votes: Report under Rule 227(7) on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions in 2022; Oral Question on “Improving the strategic approach on the enforcement of EU Law.”
Committee on Regional Development (REGI)
Debates: Exchange of views with Marko Pavić, Chairperson of the Croatian Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development and EU Funds on the experience and possible particular difficulties when dealing with the cohesion policy funds in Croatia; Simplifying cohesion policy: exchange of views with final beneficiaries and managing authorities on concrete difficulties of funds management.
Votes: Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions; Reshaping the future framework of EU structural funds to support regions particularly affected by challenges related to the automotive, green and digital transitions.
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Debates: Joint exchange of views on Gender mainstreaming in the EU budget; Joint Hearing with the Committee on Constitutional Affairs: Elect her – how to support women’s political participation; Exchange of views on the Situation of Women in Belarus in Association with the Delegation for Relations with Belarus; Joint Hearing with the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs: Women in Economics and Finance: Debate on the next challenges in the EU; Presentation by EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) of the Gender Equality Index; Combating violence against women and domestic violence; Pay Transparency, gender pay and gender pension gap.
Votes: Extending the list of EU crimes to hate speech and hate crime.
Tuesday 24 October
Committee on Development (DEVE)
Debates: EU development cooperation in support of access to energy in developing countries; Priorities of the Spanish Presidency; Advancing gender equality in EU development policy; Hearing: Team Europe initiative: saving the Congo Basin and providing development opportunities for Congo Basin countries; Exchange of views on EU funding for Palestinians.
Votes: Role of EU development policy in transforming the extractive industries for sustainable development in developing countries; EU development cooperation to enhance access to education and training in developing countries; How to build an innovative humanitarian aid strategy: spotlight on current and forgotten crises; Shaping the EU’s position on the UN binding instrument on business and human rights, in particular on access to remedy and the protection of victims; EU Action Plan: protecting and restoring marine ecosystems for sustainable and resilient fisheries.
Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Debates: Study on ‘Options for a stronger and more agile EU budget’; Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers – EGF/2023/002 BE/Makro – Belgium; Draft Amending Budget No 4 to the General Budget 2023; Transfers 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission; General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 .
Votes: 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission; 2023 Budget: Other Sections; Building policy.
Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)
Debates: Establishing a common framework for media services in the internal market (European Media Freedom Act) and amending Directive 2010/13/EU; Exchange of views on the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture; Exchange of views on the future of the European Capitals of Culture scheme.
Votes: Implementation of the European Solidarity Corps programme 2021-2027.
Joint meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debates: Deepening EU integration in view of future enlargement.
Wednesday 25 October
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)
Debates: Improving working conditions in platform work; Amending Council Directive 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the limit values for lead and its inorganic compounds and diisocyanates; Digitalisation in social security coordination: facilitating free movement in the Single Market; Gender Equality Week: Digitalisation of the labour market – opportunities and obstacles for gender inclusive employment; The social impact of public procurement, including sub-contracting – can the EU do more?
Votes: Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers – EGF/2023/002 BE/Makro – Belgium; Children first – Beyond the Child Guarantee, two years after its adoption; Job creation – the just transition and impact investments; Amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards minimum requirements on minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods in the occasional passenger transport sector; Effective coordination of economic policies and multilateral budgetary
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)
Debates: Harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) and amending certain Union Legislative Acts; Liability for defective products; Transparency and targeting of political advertising; Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on data collection and sharing relating to short-term accommodation rental services and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1724; Laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products, amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Regulation (EU) 305/2011; Common rules for the internal markets in renewable and natural gases and in hydrogen; Working group on the implementation of the Digital Services Act (DSA); Standard essential patents and amending Regulation (EU)2017/1001; Virtual worlds – opportunities, risks and policy implications for the single market; Approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery circulating on public roads.
Votes: Amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 as regards the digital labelling of EU fertilising products; Common rules promoting the repair of goods and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394, Directives (EU) 2019/771 and (EU) 2020/1828; Amending and correcting Directive 2005/36/EC as regards the recognition of professional qualifications of nurses responsible for general care trained in Romania; Addictive design of online services and consumer protection in the EU single market; Implementation of the 2018 Geo-blocking Regulation in the digital single market; Competition policy – annual report 2023.
Subcommittee on Tax Matters (FISC)
Debates: Extraordinary meeting Tax Symposium 2023 – The Future of taxation in the EU: challenges ahead and changes needed.
Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 October
Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Debates: Discharge 2022: EU general budget – Discharge to Other Institutions; 2022 discharge: General budget of the EU – Commission.
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
Debates: Mid-term exchange of views with Third Vice-President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, on the state of play of energy files and the CRMA; Exchange of views with Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight; A gender-equal transition to clean energy: patterns of behaviour, structural inequalities and opportunities; Amending Regulations (EU) No 1227/2011 and (EU) 2019/942 to improve the Union’s protection against market manipulation in the wholesale energy market; Laying down measures for a high level of public sector interoperability across the Union (Interoperable Europe Act); Amending Regulations (EU) 2019/943 and (EU) 2019/942 as well as Directives (EU) 2018/2001 and (EU) 2019/944 to improve the Union’s electricity market design; Internal markets for renewable and natural gases and for hydrogen; Common rules for the internal markets in renewable and natural gases and in hydrogen; Establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials; Energy performance of buildings; Presentation of a study on “The design of the European electricity market”; . Exchange of views with Mr Enrico Letta, former Italian Prime Minister on the High-Level Report on the Future of the Single Market; Exchange of views with Mr Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), on the implementation of the Union Space programmes and future challenges.
Votes: Establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem (Net Zero Industry Act); Amending Regulation (EU) 2019/881 as regards managed security services; Young researchers.
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
Debates: Interim Agreement on Trade between the European Union and the Republic of Chile; Advanced Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part; Amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste; European Union geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products, and quality schemes for agricultural products; Coordinators’ meeeting followed by an exchange of views with the Rada of Ukraine; Territorial implementation of the CAP; Exchange of views with the Commission on the complementary evaluation support study on the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme from 2017 to 2022; Gender equality in Rural areas; Soil Monitoring and Resilience (Soil Monitoring Law); Exchange of views with the European Court of Auditors on the special report ‘EU efforts for sustainable soil management’; Plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/625; Amending Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control).
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Debates: Exchange of views on the rules on interest representation and revolving doors for Europol staff; The transfer of proceedings in criminal matters; Mission Report following LIBE delegation to Malta, 19-21 June 2023; Combating corruption, replacing Council Framework Decision 2003/568/JHA and the Convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member States of the European Union; Exchange of views regarding recent allegations indicating conflicts of interest with regard to the CSAM Regulation proposal; Exchange of views on the priorities of the European Data Protection Board; Amending Council Decision 2009/917/JHA, as regards its alignment with Union rules on the protection of personal data (EDPB); Implementation of the Treaty provisions on EU citizenship; Transparency and accountability of non-governmental organisations funded from the EU budget; Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 2023; Conclusion of an Agreement between the European Union and Montenegro on operational activities carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Montenegro; Harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) and amending certain Union Legislative Acts; Use of spyware in some Member States.
Votes: Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) – Selection procedure of candidates for the post of Director; Laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse; European Parliament resolution on Frontex building on the fact-finding investigation of the LIBE Working Group for Frontex Scrutiny; Report on the ongoing negotiations on a status agreement on operational activities carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) in Mauritania.
Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI)
Debates: Exchange of views with Tirana Hassan, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch; Shaping the EU’s position on the UN binding instrument on business and human rights, in particular on access to remedy and the protection of victims; Public hearing on ‘Tackling the root causes of migration, the externalisation of the EU’s migration policy and the treatment of refugees and migrants in partner countries in North Africa’; Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Israel and Palestine; Exchange of views on the deterioration of women’s rights and safety in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)
Debates: Meeting of the Tourism Task Force (TTF) – Exchange of views with stakeholders on Tourism aspects of the revision of the Package Travel Directive; Workshop on Combined transport by the Policy Department; Public hearing on Aviation sector in the aftermath of COVID-19 crisis and increasing the safety of passengers in air transport in order to respect their rights and the reduced schedule of air traffic; Execution of driving disqualifications with a Union-wide effect; Driving licences; Exchange of views on “Women in Transport; Presentation of a study on “Chinese investments in European maritime transport infrastructure.”
Votes: Laying down measures to strengthen solidarity and capacities in the Union to detect, prepare for and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents.
Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE)
Debates: Hearing on “Third state collusion with Russia: through arms export policy and the circumvention of EU policy and sanctions to prevent supplies to Russia’s military industry”; Exchange of views with Director General of the EU Military Staff and Director of Military Planning and Conduct Capability, including an update on the European Peace Facility’s Clearing House Mechanism and the state of play of EU Military Assistance Mission (EUMAM) Ukraine; Implementing the Strategic Compass: anticipating, detecting and responding to fast-emerging Hybrid warfare and FIMI threats; Presentation of an In-depth Analysis on the “Security implications of China-owned critical infrastructure in the European Union” and Security and defence implications of China’s influence on critical infrastructure in the European Union; Implementation of the common security and defence policy – annual report 2023; Hearing on “Rising geopolitical tensions: the protection of subsea infrastructure including communication cables and pipelines.
Find an overview of the parliamentary agenda here.