The Week Ahead – 9th October – 13th October 2017

6 October 2017

The Week Ahead – 9th October – 13th October 2017

Week ahead; 9th October- 13 October 2017; Sakharov prize shortlist; Terrorism committee begins it work; Militarisation of black sea; EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia

Sakharov prize shortlist
On Tuesday the foreign affairs and development committees will hold a joint meeting to shortlist three candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The prize is awarded each year by the European Parliament and was set up in 1988 to honour individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The ECR Group have nominated Asia Bibi (Aasiya Noreen), a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 under the country´s blasphemy law and currently on death row. ECR MEPs Peter Van Dalen, Anna Fotyga and Tomasz Poreba have long campaigned for Bibi’s release whose appeal to Pakistan’s supreme court has been postponed to an undetermined date.

When: Tuesday @ 17:00

Terrorism committee begins it work
Parliament’s special committee on terrorism meets for the first time on Wednesday. ECR Flemish MEP Helga Stevens has been appointed co-rapporteur of the committee’s final report our group want this committee to find practical solutions on how to better protect our citizens and create better cooperation between law enforcement authorities in the EU.

When: Wednesday @ 14:00

Militarisation of black sea
The security and defence committee will hold a public hearing on militarisation in the Black Sea on Wednesday. The regional security situation has become increasingly challenging for the EU and NATO and the hearing will focus on the security situation following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Furthermore, the hearing will analyse the military and strategic consequences of the conflicts and the possibilities to foster stability and cooperation.

When: Wednesday @ 14.40, PHS 5B001

EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia
Members of the international trade committee are expected to approve draft reports on Thursday on the proposed negotiating mandate for trade talks with Australia and New Zealand. ECR Co-ordinator Emma McClarkin and Deputy Co-ordinator David Campbell Bannerman are shadow rapporteurs. Meanwhile, a report by ECR Foreign Affairs Co-ordinator Charles Tannock on a partnership agreement between the EU and New Zealand will be voted on by the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

When: Foreign Affairs – Tuesday 9am; International Trade – Thursday 9am




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