The week ahead 5th - 9th December 2016

5th - 9th December 2016. Firearms. Emissions Trading Scheme. Sakharov nominee Mustafa Dzhemilev. Localisation of data hearing. By Africa, For Africa.


The parliament, council and commission will try to find a workable agreement on EU Firearms legislation, with ECR rapporteur Vicky Ford working to ensure that any agreement found respects the rights of legal firearms owners including museums, military re-enactors and those involved in the film industry. In addition, the talks aim to close a loophole which allowed certain firearms to be considered as deactivated when in reality they were readily able to be reactivated. Such weapons were used in last year’s Paris terrorist attacks.
A press conference has been scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Trilogue: Monday night
Press conference in the EP: Tuesday @ 10.00
Press officer to contact: Robert Taylor on +32 498 984760

Emissions Trading Scheme
The environment committee is currently scheduled to vote on proposals being steered through the parliament by ECR MEP Ian Duncan which seek to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to make it effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whilst also putting in place measures to prevent ‘carbon leakage’, where companies relocate to countries with more lenient measures.
Vote scheduled: Thursday
Press officer to contact: Yannick Vanderveeren on +32 473 806446

Sakharov nominee Mustafa Dzhemilev
The nominee for the 2016 Sakharov Prize – Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev – will speak at a hearing about the annexation of Crimea organised by ECR MEP and Security and Defence subcommittee chairman Anna Fotyga. The hearing will also feature M. Toschytsky, R. Chubarov and others and screening of a movie. There will also be a press conference with Mr Dzhemilev and Mrs Fotyga.
Hearing: Tuesday @ 16.30 in room PHS1A002
Press conference in room PHS 0A50: Tuesday @ 15.00
Press officer to contact: Katarzyna Ochman on +32 470 955928

Localisation of data hearing
The topical issue of where people’s data is stored, and whether data localisation is fit for the 21st century will be discussed in a hearing of the ECR Group Digital Single Market working group.
Tuesday @ 09.00 in room A1H1
Press officer to contact: Robert Taylor on +32 498 984760

By Africa, For Africa
ECR Development spokesman Nirj Deva MEP will host a seminar on development in Africa and how jobs and industrialisation can be generated through public-private partnerships. Mr Deva authored a proposal on the subject through the European Parliament recently. Watch him talk about it here: https://youtu.be/UI0hioRZg1s
Seminar: Wednesday @ 11.00 in room A1H1
Press officer to contact: James Holtum on +32 473 861762

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