Sebastian Vos

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The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – December 7, 2018

Summary Next week, there will be a plenary sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. This will be the final plenary session of the year. Several significant debates, votes and committee meetings will take place. On Tuesday, MEPs will debate the Future of Europe together with Cyprus’ President, Nicos Anastasiades, and European Commission President … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – November 23, 2018

Summary Next week will be a mini-plenary and a committee week in the European Parliament. On Tuesday, the Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) will vote on its report on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Transparency and Sustainability of the EU Risk Assessment in the Food Chain.  The … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – November 19, 2018

Summary This past week, the European Parliament held a plenary session in Strasbourg. On Tuesday, November 13, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) approved the report on the proposal for a Directive on the promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Resources prepared by the Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (“ITRE”).  The … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – November 9, 2018

Summary Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Strasbourg for the plenary session. Interesting votes, debates and committee debates will take place. On Monday, November 12, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (“ECON”) will debate on a draft report supporting the Commission’s proposal on Sovereign Bond-Backed Securities (“SBBS”).  The proposal seeks … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – October 26, 2018

Summary This past week, the European Parliament held a plenary session in Strasbourg. On Tuesday, 23 October, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) approved the amendments on the proposal for a Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption.  The amendments call for increasing consumers’ confidence in drinking water from the tap.  To … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – October 5, 2018

Summary This past week, the European Parliament held a plenary session in Strasbourg. On Wednesday October 3, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) approved the report prepared by the parliamentary Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) on the proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (“HTA”). HTA is a multidisciplinary assessment … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – September 28, 2018

Summary Next week Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Strasbourg for the plenary session, with interesting votes and debates ahead. On Wednesday, MEPs will vote on a report prepared by the Committee on Envrionment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) on a proposal for a Regulation on emission performance standards for new … Continue Reading

This Week in the European Parliament – September 14, 2018

Summary Next week will be a constituency week for Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”).  MEPs will go back to their home countries or convene in their parliamentary delegations to work on non-EU related matters. However, this past week, the European Parliament held its plenary session in Strasbourg, and voted on interesting reports. On Wednesday, … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – July 6, 2018

Summary Next week is a committee week in the European Parliament.  It is also the last week of parliamentary activities before the summer break.  The Parliament will resume its activities on August 27, 2018. The Week Ahead in the European Parliament will therefore return on August 24, 2018. On Monday afternoon, the Committee on Environment, … Continue Reading

The June 28 European Council: Four Challenges to EU Solidarity

Transatlantic trade tensions, the Brexit negotiations, migration, and Eurozone reform will dominate the June 28 European Council. Each of these issues are potentially divisive, and the leaders know that a new dose of solidarity will be needed to address them properly. They also know that next year will see additional challenges to the cohesion and … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – June 15, 2018

Summary Next week is a Committee week in the European Parliament (“EP”).  The week will see many votes, debates and committee meetings. On Monday, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) from the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON”) will hold a number of important votes.  Inter alia, the Committee will vote on the proposed … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – June 8, 2018

Summary Next week is plenary week in Strasbourg, France.  A number of important votes, committee meetings and debates will take place.  In addition, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit the Parliament on Wednesday to discuss the future of Europe with Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. During Monday’s plenary … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – June 1, 2018

Summary After this week’s plenary in Strasbourg, the upcoming week will see the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) gather in Brussels for a committee and political group week.  Next week also marks the 30th anniversary for the European Parliament’s annual Sakharov Prize, awarded to individuals or groups who have made an exceptional contribution to … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – May 25, 2018

Summary The coming week will see the European Parliament hold a plenary setting in Strasbourg, France.  Besides important votes, debates and committee meetings, this week will see visits from two Presidents and a Prime Minister. The first session on Monday focuses on fisheries.  Members of European Parliament (“MEPs”) will debate the multi-annual plan for demersal … Continue Reading

EU Policy Update for Q1 2018 – Budgets and Upcoming EU Elections, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, a “Digital Tax” proposal, and Brexit

Four major issues dominated the EU agenda in the first quarter of 2018: institutional adaptations in view of next year’s elections and appointments; a threat by the United States to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium; a proposal for a tax on technology companies; and the beginning of the second phase of the … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – April 27, 2018

Summary Due to the bank holidays, next week will be a relatively calm week in the European Parliament.  However, there will be a mini plenary session and one committee meeting. On Wednesday, Members of Parliament (“MEPs”) will debate various topics, including the Post-2020 budget proposal.  On March 14, MEPs adopted a resolution in which they … Continue Reading
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