Summary

Next week will be a short committee week in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet in Brussels to debate and vote on outstanding legislative files.

On Monday, April 8, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE”) will vote on a draft report on a Regulation Preventing the dissemination of Terrorist Content Online. We have reported on this issue earlier, because the committee vote has been postponed twice. The postponement in March was requested by shadow rapporteur Maite Pagazaurtundúa (ALDE, ES) and was supported by the social democrats, socialists, and greens. Rapporteur Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK) expressed regret of the decision but did not want to jeopardise this crucial file being voted down. As we reported earlier, the draft report reduces the scope of the proposed regulation to apply only to publically available content. The one-hour deadline, however, remains in play. The report also weakens the monitoring obligations for social media platforms but does not exclude any proactive measures that platforms are required to take. See the draft report here.

Also on Monday, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (“TRAN”) will vote on a resolution on the Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU with regard to the Deployment and Operational Use of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. The interoperability for cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is intended to enable vehicles to communicate directly with other vehicles, their immediate surroundings and road infrastructure. The Commission Delegated Regulation sets out minimum legal requirements for C-ITS that will enable their large-scale deployment in the near future. These C-ITS will in the short term mainly contribute to road safety and traffic efficiency. See the Commission Delegated Regulation here.

Meetings and Agenda

Monday, April 8, 2019

Committee on Budgets & Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

15:00 – 17:00

Debates

  • Public Hearing – Combatting Customs Fraus

Committee on Budgetary

15:00 – 19:00

  • Partial renewal of Members of the Court of Auditors – RO nominee (NLE), Hearing of Mr Viorel ȘTEFAN – candidate nominated by Romania
    • Rapporteur: Indrek TARAND (Greens/EFA, EE)
  • Partial renewal of members of the Court of Auditors – HR nominee (NLE) – Hearing of Ms Ivana MALETIĆ – candidate nominated by Croatia
    • Rapporteur:Indrek TARAND (Greens/EFA, EE)

Committee on Transport and Tourism

16:00 – 16:30

Votes

  • Agreement between the EU and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on certain aspects of air services (NLE) – vote on draft recommendation concerning conclusion of the agreement (consent)
    • Rapporteur: Jozo Radoš (ALDE, HR)
  • Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the deployment and operational use of cooperative intelligent transport systems (DEA) – vote on the resolution
    • Rapporteur Dominique RIQUET (ALDE, FR)

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

15:00 – 18:30

  • Exchange of views with Heli Pihlajamaa (Director Patent Law) of the European Patent Office on the issue of patentability of plants

Votes

  • Financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy (COD) – adoption of draft report by Ulrike MÜLLER (ALDE, DE)

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

15:45 – 18:00

Votes 16.30-17.30

  • Eurojust: agreement on judicial cooperation in criminal matters with Denmark(CNS) – adoption of draft recommendation (consent)
    • Rapporteur: Claude MORAES (S&D, UK)
  • Preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (COD) – adoption of draft report
    • Rapporteur: Daniel DALTON (ECR, UK)
  • Common standards and procedures in Member States for illegally staying third-country nationals (COD) Recast – adoption of draft report and vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations and on the composition of the negotiating team
    • Rapporteur: Judith SARGENTINI (Greens/EFA, NL)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • No meetings of note

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • No meetings of note

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Committee on Budgets

09:00 – 11:00

Voting time

  • Proposal for a Council Regulation on measures concerning the implementation and financing of the general budget of the Union in 2019 in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (APP) – Adoption of draft report (to be confirmed)
  • Rapporteur: Jean ARTHUIS (ALDE, FR)

Committee on Budgetary Control

15:00 – 18:30

Joint meeting with BUDG committee

Committee on Regional Development

09:00 – 11:00

Voting time

  • Exchange of views with Corina CREȚU, Commissioner on Regional Policy

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

09:00 – 12:30

Committee on Petitions

09:00 – 18:30