Monday 25 May 2020, 16:00– 17:30 ANTALL building 2Q2 Extraordinary joint meeting with the foreign affairs (AFET) committee and Extraordinary meeting Thursday 28 May 2020, 9:00-10:00 and 14:00-16:00 ANTALL building 2Q2 The meetings will be with remote participation (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meetings). Debates:
– Presentation of the draft report by Kati Piri (S&D, NL) and Christophe Hansen (EPP, LU), AFET and INTA rapporteurs, respectively, on the recommendations of the Parliament to the negotiations with United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Monday)
The negotiations aim to set the rules of the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The text presented will be discussed, together with the opinions of so far 16 committees. The complete draft recommendation will be put to vote in a joint session of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and on International Trade on 15 June (tbc).
– Exchange of views with Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan on the EU response to the impact of COVID-19 on trade (Thursday 14:00-15:00)
– Discussion of the draft report on the amendment of the regulation defining the Union’s rights for the enforcement of international trade rules. Rapporteur Marie-Pierre Vedrenne (Renew, FR) presents her take on the matter (Thursday 15:00-15:40).
The Commission proposes to amend the existing regulation to strenghten the enforcement of EU trade rights and to ultimately force trading partners to abide by treaties.
– Commission presentation of the report on the application of the “grandfathering” regulation for bilateral investment agreements between member states and third countries (Thursday 9:35).
“Grandfathering” in this case means either EU member states’ seeking to continue applying exiting bilateral investment agreements with third countries orto sign new bilateral investment agreements. Since 2013, the EU has rules defining when such a continuation or signature of an agreement is allowed. The current report, issued by the Commission in April, describes the implementation of the rules from 2013 until end-2019.