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The Week Ahead 15 - 21 June 2015

12-06-2015
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What's on the agenda in the week ahead, June 15 - 21, 2015. Political group and committee meetings, Brussels

Cloning of animals. Two draft laws to ban the cloning of farm animals and imports of products from cloned animals, on ethical, human health and animal welfare grounds, will be put to a vote in the environment and agriculture committees. Open issues include the duration of the ban and exceptions, e.g. for research purposes. (Wednesday)

Draghi. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs will meet ECB President Mario Draghi to debate the ongoing Quantitative Easing programme and sovereign bond purchases, among other things. Members are also likely to discuss the state of play in talks between Greece and its international creditors. (Monday)

Copyright. MEPs will give their input on a major EU copyright reform, which the Commission intends to unveil by the end of 2015. Legal Affairs Committee MEPs will vote a draft resolution likely to address issues such as geoblocking, harmonising copyright rules and authors' remuneration. (Tuesday)

Economic governance. Parliament’s views on the EU’s economic governance architecture, including recommendations for changes, will be set out in a draft resolution to be voted by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. EU heads of state or government are to discuss economic policy coordination rules at a summit on 25-26 June. (Tuesday)

Trade secrets. A draft law aiming to better protect EU businesses against the theft or misuse of trade secrets by, for example, hacking, bribery or breach of contract, while respecting freedom of expression, particularly for whistle-blowers, is up for a vote in the Legal Affairs Committee. (Tuesday)

Capital Markets Union. Recommendations on how to integrate EU capital markets in order to strengthen cross-border capital flows and improve access to finance for businesses, particularly SMEs, will be set out in a resolution to be voted by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. (Monday)

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. An EP delegation takes part in the 29th ACP-EU JPA session in Suva (Fiji) where MEPs and their counterparts from national parliaments of countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region (ACP) will debate and vote resolutions on education, financing of investment and trade, cultural diversity and human rights. (Monday to Wednesday)

President's diary. EP President Schulz will meet Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, ECB President Mario Draghi and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Tuesday to discuss the "5 Presidents" report on completing the EMU. Mr Schulz will meet Greek Health and Social Security Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis and UK Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances Lorraine O'Grady on Wednesday. He will then travel to London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Affairs Minister Philip Hammond, among others, on Thursday.

Press briefing. The EP Press Service will hold a press briefing on the week's activities at 11.00 on Monday in the “Anna Politkovskaya” EP press conference room, Brussels. Journalists can use #EPressbriefing to put questions on committees' work before and during the briefing via our Twitter press account @EuroParlPress

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