×
ECR

The Week Ahead

15 December 2019

The Week Ahead

We are in Strasbourg this week where we'll be following up on the European Council summit and the UK election results that all but guarantee Brexit at the end of January. Parlaiment will also be awarding the 2019 Sakharov Prize to Ilham Tohti, a renowned advocate of the rights of China's Uyghur minority. We will also be joined the Restorers, the anti-FGM campaigners who we nominated for this year's award. Read on for more details.

European Council

Groups leaders will debate the outcome of the December European Council meeting where heads of state were discussing the next long term EU budget and climate change, following the Commission’s publication of its ‘Green Deal’. The Council also discussed the results of the UK election and Brexit, which is also likely to feature in the MEPs’ debate.

Debate: Wednesday @ 9:00

Sakharov Prize

Ilham Tohti will be awarded the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Wednesday. A renowned advocate of the rights of China’s Uyghur minority, Tohti is currently serving a life sentence for his activism against the treatment of his community, which has seen over 1 million Uyghurs arbitrarily detained since 2017. Parliament will also debate and adopt a resolution next week on the situation with the Uyghur minority in China.

Sakharov Prize awarded: Wednesday @ 12:00

Situation of the Uyghur in China: Debate, Wednesday @ 15:00; vote, Thursday @ 12:00

Ending FGM around the world

The Restorers, five Kenyan teenagers who developed a mobile app to combat female genital mutilation (FGM), were the ECR Group’s nomination for this year’s Sakharov Prize and were eventually shortlisted for the final award. Hosted by our Flemish member Assita Kanko, they will also be visiting the Parliament in Strasbourg and meeting with MEPs. At the ECR’s request, on Wednesday afternoon the Council and Commission will also give statements and debate with MEPs on an EU strategy to end FGM around the world.

Debate: Wednesday @ 15:00

Press conference: Wednesday @ 11:05

Election of the European Ombudsman

MEPs will this week elect the European Ombudsman for the
next five years. Reporting regularly to Parliament, the Ombudsman is
responsible for conducting inquiries into cases of maladministration by EU
institutions and agencies.

Vote: Wednesday @ 12:00

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

2 days ago

Congratulations to @GiorgiaMeloni for being elected president + @AnnaFotyga_PE for being elected Secretary General… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

Economic and Monetary affairs committee has endorsed MEP Eugen Jurzyca´s file on crowdfunding. The first common cro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

ECR MEP Anna Fotyga: “Our role is to listen to the people of Belarus. We respect the will of the Belarusian opposit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

New #Digital Services Act: Promoting competition for the online sector while removing barriers for innovation & max… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

Wishing a happy Statehood Day to all our Czech friends! #CzechStatehoodDay 🇨🇿 pic.twitter.com/BI0UdJKH63

ECR Group

4 days ago

On #EuropeanDayofLanguages, we embrace the linguistic diversity in Europe. Linguistic diversity can contribute to a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

5 days ago

After a local collaborator tested positive with #COVID19, Co-Chairman Raffaele Fitto, currently based in 🇮🇹 has tes… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

6 days ago

MEP Dace Melbārde: We face disinformation operations & cyber threats from external actors every day. Their aim is t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

6 days ago

We do not accept #Lukashenko starting his sixth term in office after falsified elections on August 9 in #Belarus. W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

We condemn the arrest of #Joshua Wong by Chinese Authorities. #Democracy in #HongKong must be protected, respecting… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2018. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group