Summary

Next week will be a political group week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will hold meetings with their political party in preparation of the plenary week, to be held in Strasbourg from April 3 to 6.

Nevertheless, a few parliamentary committee meetings will take place.

On Monday, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (“ECON”) will vote on proposed amendments to the proposal for a Directive to tackle tax evasion practices using the differences between tax systems in EU Member states and third countries – the so-called Hybrid Mismatches Directive.  See the proposal for a Directive here, and the amendments tabled here.

On the same day, the Budgets Committee (“BUDG”) will consider and vote on its draft recommendation on the proposal for a Regulation amending the Multiannual Financial Framework Regulation for the years 2014-2020, as part of its mid-term evaluation.  This review aims to strengthen EU support for creating jobs, fostering growth, reinforcing security, and tackling the migration crisis.  In addition, the proposal aims to provide some budgetary flexibility to better cope with exceptional crises.  The BUDG Committee is expected to approve the proposal.  See the proposal for a Regulation here, and the draft recommendation here.

The Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will also hold several meetings.  On Monday, he will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; and on Tuesday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and Czech Republic’s Senate Speaker, Mr. Milan Štěch.

Meetings and Agenda

Monday, March 27, 2017 

Committee on Budgets

18:30 – 20:00 

  • Consideration and adoption of Amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (APP)
    • Co-rapporteurs: Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL) and Isabelle Thomas (S&D, FR)

Committee on Budgetary Control

15:00 – 18:30

  • Adoption of draft report on Annual Report 2015 on the Protection of the EU’s Financial Interests – Fight against fraud (INI)
    • Rapporteur: Julia Pitera (EPP, PL)
  • Adoption of draft report on Annual Report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB for 2015 (INI)
    • Rapporteur: Nedzhmi Ali (ALDE, BG)

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

15:00 – 18:30

  • Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Zdravko Marić, Minister of Finance of Croatia (16.00 – 17.15)

Votes

  • Vote on a report Amending Regulation (EU) No 99/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European statistical program 2013-17, by extending it to 2018-2020 (COD)
    • Rapporteur: Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT)
  • Vote on a report on Hybrid mismatches with third countries (CNS)
    • Rapporteur: Olle Ludvigsson (S&D, SE)

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

15:00 – 19:00

  • Joint hearing with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on “The EU accession to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence”
  • Discussion on Security Dialogue with Thomas De Maiziere (Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany) and Matthias Fekl (Minister of the Interior of France) (17.00 – 19.00)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

  • No meetings scheduled Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
  • No meetings scheduled Thursday, March 30, 2017 

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

09:30 – 17:00

  • Presentation by the European Commission on Migration – EC recommendation on making returns more effective and renewed action plan
  • Presentation by the European Commission on the 5th report on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement

 

 

 

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Sebastian Vos is co-chair of the firm’s public policy practice, and heads up its European division. He has extensive experience in the European Union and advises clients as they navigate and manage today’s global regulatory and policy challenges.

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Sebastian Vos is co-chair of the firm’s public policy practice, and heads up its European division. He has extensive experience in the European Union and advises clients as they navigate and manage today’s global regulatory and policy challenges.

Sebastian provides clients with strategic public policy, regulatory, and communications advice on a range of competition, trade, transactional and sectoral issues. Sebastian has particular expertise in advising companies in the technology, financial services, energy and transport sectors.

Sebastian was formerly a partner at a leading global public affairs consultancy. Prior to this, he was head of the competition practice at a strategic communications agency. He worked as an attorney at a magic circle firm, specialising in Antitrust, Competition and Trade law, as well as being a member of the Public Policy practice. He has also worked at the European Commission, and was part of its Delegation to the United States in 2000.

Sebastian has written articles on legal and political developments in various publications, including Europe’s World, Bloomberg Business Law Review and European Competition Law Review. He has also been a commentator on broadcast media including CNBC and Bloomberg TV.