The week ahead 2nd – 6th September 2013

2 September 2013

The week ahead 2nd – 6th September 2013

2nd – 6th September 2013. Georgia on the path to the EU. Dijssenbloem. NSA inquiry. EU foreign affairs policy and the protection of converts.

Georgia on the path to the EU

ECR Vice-President Ryszard Legutko will host a hearing to discuss the situation in Georgia after the last parliamentary elections and a month before the planned presidential elections, especially in the context of the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius and the probable initiation of the Association Agreement and DCFTA procedures. The hearing will provide Members of the European Parliament, journalists and representatives of civil society with an opportunity to receive information about the current situation in the country from representatives of the ruling coalition and opposition party, as well as independent experts closely following political developments in Georgia.

Contact: Katarzyna Ochman on +32 470 955928 or Mateusz Kochanowski on +32489582781

Hearing: Tuesday @ 10.00 in A5E2


Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem will meet with MEPs from the economics committee. Greece will doubtless dominate the discussions.

Contact: Luc Rochtus on +32 479 73 45 67

Meeting: Thursday @ 09.00

NSA inquiry

The justice and home affairs committee will hold its first hearing into allegations of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, even though national security is not a competence of the European Parliament. ECR spokesman Timothy Kirkhope is urging his colleagues to investigate the claims in a calm and responsible manner, remembering that the USA is a key ally of the EU, and the grave nature of the threats faced by the West.

Contact: John Furbisher on +32 498 984760

Hearing: Thursday @ 15.00

EU foreign affairs policy and the protection of converts

ECR MEP Peter Van Dalen will co-host a hearing alongside Bastiaan Belder MEP looking into how the implementation of the EU’s principle to protect freedom of religion can be applied to those who convert from one religion or belief to another.

Contact: Maarten van de Fliert on +31 652 24 44 64

Hearing: Wednesday @ 13.30 PHS 7C50




Poland in the EU

10 hours ago

We hosted today a debate on terrorist content online regulation in partnership with @ZPP_EU. Our keynote speakers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 hours ago

ECR will always work for a free market economy and against protectionist policies. MEP @robertszile grilling Transp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Bert-Jan Ruissen

14 hours ago

Net in het Europarlement de kandidaat-EU-commissaris László Trócsányi voor Nabuurschap en Uitbreiding gevraagd naar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group


Interesting and strong testimony from Andrew Brunson on the importance of #freedomofreligion, hosted by our MEP… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

We wouldn’t have a unified Europe if the people of Central and Eastern Europe had not have fought Communism 30 year… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Prawo i Sprawiedliwość

3 days ago

101. rocznica odzyskania przez Polskę Niepodległości. #11listopada #ŚwiętoNiepodległości 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/napTF7oZvb


3 days ago

Happy #IndependenceDay, Poland! 🇵🇱 The past 101 years were not always easy, some were pretty hard, some were legen… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Raffaele Fitto

3 days ago

#Vox is the real winner of the election in #Spain: 15%, double seats and third party! As co-chairman of @ecrgroup I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Raffaele Fitto

3 days ago

Anche in #Spagna la sinistra perde e vince una destra moderna #Vox che fa parte della grande famiglia dei Conservat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

Well said from Polish PM @MorawieckiM: #NATO is “the most important alliance in the world when it comes to preservi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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