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morning agendamorning agenda

For 17 May 2022

Institutional Law 

Institutional Law 

The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs will discuss the first results of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

 

The Council of the EU working group on the U.K. will meet today. Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič,  will brief EU ambassadors on the state of play on Wednesday.
Data, Tech & IP 

Data, Tech & IP 

The Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will debate on distributed solar energy and an Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum. 

Further, the Committee will vote on (i) the extension of the Agreement on the promotion, provision and use of Galileo and GPS satellite-based navigation systems and related applications, (ii) an EU approach for Space Traffic Management and (iii) establishing the 2030 Policy Programme “Path to the Digital Decade”.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

Human Rights 

Human Rights 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will deliver a judgment in the case Oganezova v. Armenia (applications nos. 71367/12 and 72961/12). The case concerns an aggressive homophobic campaign against the applicant, a well-known member of the LGBT community in Armenia, including an arson attack on the bar she co-owned (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment and discrimination, and right to respect for private and family life and home).

The ECtHR will also be ruling in the case Ali Reza v. Bulgaria (no. 35422/16), concerning an expulsion order issued against the applicant on the grounds of national security, and whether the remedies available to him under domestic law were effective. It also concerns the applicant’s administrative detention with a view to his expulsion and the time taken to examine his appeal against that detention (right to respect for private and family life, right to an effective remedy and right to liberty and security).

Read more on the European Court of Human Rights’s website.

 

The Parliamentary Committee on Petitions will analyse petitions regarding the Ukraine war mainly focused on the refugees and children’s rights.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

External Relations & Trade 

External Relations & Trade 

The Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Brussels to discuss the current affairs in Mali, the implementation of the Strategic Compass and the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Read more on the Council’s website.

 

The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs will vote on security in the Eastern Partnership area and the role of Common Security and Defence Policy.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

Consumer, Health & Environment

Consumer, Health & Environment

The Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Education will vote on the implementation of inclusion measures within Erasmus+ 2014-2020 and towards equal rights for people with disabilities. Further, the debate will be centred around E-sport and video games, the impact of COVID-19 closures of educational, cultural, youth and sports activities on children and young people in the EU and on the European Year of Youth 2022.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

 

The Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on amending EU Law regarding aviation’s contribution to the Union’s economy-wide emission reduction target or on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement, among others.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

Internal Market 

Internal Market 

The Parliamentary Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection will debate on:

  • the implementation of the Commission recommendation on the recognition of qualifications for people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 
  • consumer credits, 
  • decisions of European standardisation organisations concerning European standards and European standardisation deliverables,
  • the importance of standards for EU strategic autonomy, and 
  • the impact of third countries in European standardisation.

Read more on the European Parliament’s website.

Banking and Finance 

Banking and Finance 

The Consolidated Financial Statement of the Eurosystem will be published.

Read more on the ECB’s website.

The Court of Justice will rule in Ibercaja Banco, SPV Project 1503, Banco di Desio e della Brianza and Others, Impuls Leasing România and Unicaja Banco (C-600/19, C-693/19, C-725/19, C-831/19 and C-869/19), concerning sensitive issues relating to the extent of the national court’s obligation to examine ex officio the unfairness of contractual terms in accordance with the Court’s case-law interpreting Directive 93/13 on unfair terms in consumer contracts and the relationship with certain principles of national procedural law, including the principle of res judicata.

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