Coming up in Parliament: vaccines, circular economy, migration
During a packed committee week, MEPs will talk about vaccines and sustainability as well as hold a hearing about Portugal’s priorities for the Council presidency the next six months.
All of the parliamentary committees are meeting: read on for a few of the highlights.
Vaccines are back on the environment committee’s agenda on Tuesday when Emer Cooke, the director of the European Medicine Agency (EMA), talks to MEPs about authorisation, availability and deployment.
On Wednesday, the committee will vote on the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan to cut waste and encourage the production of more sustainable goods.
The migration situation on the Greek islands and a pilot project for a new reception and identification system are on the civil liberties committee's agenda on Wednesday, while MEPs will discuss the issue of unaccompanied minors with religious and non-confessional organisations on Tuesday,
The legal affairs committee will vote on Wednesday on proposals to make it compulsory for EU companies to deal with human rights, environmental and governance failures, ahead of new corporate accountability rules to be set out later in 2021.
President David Sassoli will host a ceremony in the Parliament marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday morning. At 8pm CET the House of European History will have a live concert by the Sturm und Klang ensemble. If you would like to watch live, register here.
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