The Week Ahead – 27th February to 3rd March

Feb 27, 2017

Category:News

Energy security

The parliament will vote on proposals steered through by ECR MEP prof. Zdzislaw Krasnodębski which will see EU states share information on energy agreements they reach with non-EU countries, to help prevent these contracts from threatening the EU’s overall energy security. The proposal makes up a key plank of the so-called Energy Union package.

Vote: Thursday @ 11.30

Press officer to contact: Katarzyna Ochman on  +32 470 955928, mailto:katazyna.ochman@ep.europa.eu

Wildlife conservation

A report on how trade policy can help to promote greater sustainability in wildlife, and help to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, will be voted on by the parliament. It has been drafted by ECR trade spokesman Emma McClarkin.

Vote: Thursday @ 11.30

Press officers to contact: Robert Taylor on +32 498 984760 Robert.Taylor@ep.europa.eu and Cameron Smith on cameron.j.smith@ext.europarl.europa.eu

Digital Economy after Brexit 

Chair of the ECR Digital Single Market policy group, Vicky Ford, will host a hearing on Brexit and the future of Europe’s digital economies”.

Hearing:  Wednesday from 10.00-12.00 in room A5E2

Press officer to contact: Robert Taylor on +32 498 984760 mailto:Robert.Taylor@ep.europa.eu

COP22 debriefing 

ECR environment coordinator Julie Girling will host a debriefing on the outcomes of the Paris climate commitments, and to discuss the way forward towards the Marrakesh COP22.

Debriefing: Tuesday 12.00-14.30 in room A1H1

Press officer to contact: James Holtum on +32 473 861762 or mailto:james.holtum@ep.europa.eu

Vehicle emissions 

The inquiry committee looking into the emissions scandal will vote on its findings. ECR lead MEP on the committee, Hans-Olaf Henkel, believes the European Commission failed to do its job because EU legislation defined vague derogations from the ban on defeat devices and that way allowed unfair competition among car producers e.g. when an outdated and excessively polluting engine technology could be justified.

Vote: Tuesday

Press officer to contact: Michael Strauss on : +32 470 882348 or michael.strauss@europarl.europa.eu

For a list of all ECR Press Officers go to (scroll down): http://ecrgroup.eu/contacts/