The Week Ahead: 27–31 August 2018

As the summer season is over, our MEPs come back to Brussels this week full of energy to take on several topics on economy, agriculture, employment, and transport among other issues. Check out the agenda here.

WEDNESDAY

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will discuss introducing an EU framework for crowdfunding service providers to enable crowdfunding platforms to offer their services throughout Europe and to unlock early stage financing for businesses.

The Budgets Committee will vote on mobilising €34 million from the EU Solidarity Fund for Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria, which were all hit by natural disasters in 2017. This money can be used to support reconstruction efforts and cover some of the costs of emergency services, temporary accommodation, clean-up operations and protecting cultural heritage.

The Employment Committee will work on establishing the European Labour Authority and start fighting for transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU, on a report by MEP Enrique Calvet Chambon.

THURSDAY

A delegation of the TAX3 Committee, leaded by MEP Petr Ježek, travels to Riga (Latvia) to discuss during two days with political counterparts and experts the circumstances surrounding the voluntary liquidation of ABLV Bank, Latvia’s third largest bank. They will also hold meetings with civil society stakeholders to gain a better understanding of Latvian financial and customs policies.

The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on whether to start negotiations with the EU ministers and the Commission on a law granting visa-free access to the EU for Kosovo citizens for 90 days in any 180-day period, provided they hold a biometric passport.

The Agriculture Committee will debate on the revival of wolves and other large predators and its impact on farmers in rural regions of Europe with representatives of the Commission.

Source: EP