GUE/NGL

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2020

July 2020

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Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France –  GUE/NGL Co-president)

Martin Schirdewan (Die Linke, Germany –  GUE/NGL Co-president)

June 2020

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March 2020

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February 2020

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January 2020

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2019

December 2019

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November 2019

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October 2019

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September 2019

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July II 2019

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Martin Schirdewan – Ursula von der Leyen vote

Miguel Urbán – Humanitarian assistance in the Mediterranean

Silvia Modig – The Finnish presidency

July I 2019

Topics

GUE/NGL presidential candidate for the European Parliament

Vice-presidential candidate for the European Parliament

Acting GUE/NGL President

 

April

Topics

Gabi Zimmer – Social Security Systems

Kostas Chrysogonos – Protection of whistleblowers

Lynn Boylan – Greta Thunberg & GUE/NGL Climate manifesto

Marina Albiol – European Border and Coast Guard

Cornelia Ernst – Online terrorist content

Neoklis Sylikiotis – European Defence Fund

Martin Schirdewan – Dual-quality in consumer protection

Helmut Scholz – Parliament’s Right of Inquiry

 

March II

Topics

Gabi Zimmer – European Summit: Brexit

Miguel Urbán – TAX3 report

Lynn Boylan – Single-use plastics

Jiří Maštálka – Copyright reform

Cornelia Ernst – Internal market for electricity

Cornelia Ernst – Interoperability between EU information systems

Martina Michels – European Regional Development Fund

Lola Sánchez Caldentey – Neighbourhood, Development & International Cooperation Instrument

Sabine Lösing – Neighbourhood, Development & International Cooperation Instrument

 

March 2019

Topics

European Council Meeting and Brexit

Climate change debate

Restarting EU-US trade negotiations

European Criminal Records Information System

Visa Information System

Asylum and Migration Fund

Internal Security Fund

European Solidarity Corps

 

February 2019

Topics

Gabi Zimmer – ‘Future of Europe’ debate with Giuseppe Conte

Lidia Senra – EU-Morocco fishing agreement

Marie-Christine Vergiat – Right to peaceful protest and use of excessive force by police

Younous Omarjee – Cohesion Funds

Anne-Marie Mineur – EU-Singapore trade deal

Barbara Spinelli – Charter of Fundamental Rights

Anja Hazekamp – Animal transport

João Pimenta Lopes – Backlash in women’s rights and gender equality

Neoklis Sylikiotis – Artificial Intelligence and robotics

January 2019

Topics

Anja Hazekamp – Pesticides

Marisa Matias – Gender equality and taxation policies

Patrick Le Hyaric – EU-Morocco Agreement

Eleonora Forenza – Gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament

Lola Sanchez – Latin America trade/association agreements

Helmut Scholz – Latin America trade/association agreements

2018

November

Topics

  • Future of EU debate with Angela Merkel – Gabi Zimmer
  • Energy Efficiency – Xabier Benito Ziluaga
  • Renewables – Paloma Lopez
  • Nuclear Forces Treaty – Merja Kyllönen
  • Arms exports report – Sabine Lösing
  • Humanitarian visas – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Minimum standards for minorities’ rights – Marina Albiol

December

Topics

  • Martina Anderson – Brexit – Martina Anderson
  • JEFTA agreement – Helmut Scholz
  • Humanitarian visa re-vote – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Terrorism Committee report – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Horizon Europe – Marisa Matias
  • Horizon Europe – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Digital taxation – Martin Schirdewan
  • Carcinogens and mutagens at work – Patrick Le Hyaric

October II

Topics

  • EU Council meeting – Gabi Zimmer
  • Rise of neo-fascist violence – Eleonora Forenza
  • Facebook and Cambridge Analytica – Cornelia Ernst
  • Schengen Information System II – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Drinking water quality – Lynn Boylan
  • Single-use plastics – Lynn Boylan
  • COP24 and COP14 – Lynn Boylan
  • Employment and social policies in Euro area – Kostadinka Kuneva
  • Animal welfare and AMR vote – Anja Hazekamp

October I

Topics

  • October summit of EU leaders – Gabi Zimmer
  • UN binding treaty on transnational corporations – Lola Sánchez Caldentey
  • EU support to Palestinian Refugees – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Audiovisual Media Services – Nikolaos Chountis
  • Situation in Yemen – Ángela Vallina
  • Humanitarian emergency in the Mediterranean – Cornelia Ernst
  • LGBTI situation in Chechnya – Malin Björk
  • Rule of law in Romania – Barbara Spinelli

September

Topics

  • State of the EU – Gabi Zimmer
  • The situation in Hungary – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • GUE/NGL topical debate on privatisation of pensions – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • GUE/NGL topical debate on privatisation of pensions – Martin Schirdewan
  • Personal data – Cornelia Ernst
  • EU cohesion policy on North of Ireland – Martina Anderson

July

Topics

  • European Council Meeting conclusions and Austrian presidency – Gabi Zimmer
  • European Defence Industrial Development Programme – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Non-criminalisation of NGOs – Malin Björk
  • Definition of SMEs – Paloma Lopez
  • Travel Information and Authorisation System – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • EU electoral law reform – Helmut Scholz
  • Facility for refugees in Turkey – Xabier Benito Ziluaga
  • Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises – Jiří Maštálka

June

Topics

  • Preparation of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018 Debate: Tuesday; – Gabi Zimmer
  • Debate with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte – Dennis de Jong
  • Debate with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte – Anja Hazekamp
  • Clearing obligation, reporting requirements, risk-mitigation techniques and trade repo – Matt Carthy
  • Cyber Defence – Javier Couso
  • Further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine – Helmut Scholz
  • Proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions – Jiří Maštálka
  • Monitoring the application of EU law in 2016 – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • European research programmes – Patrick Le Hyaric

May

Topics

  • MFF Resolution – Liadh Ní Riada
  • Gaza – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • GM Maize objection – Lynn Boylan
  • EU-Norway VAT Agreement – Miguel Viegas
  • CAP young farmers – Luke Ming Flanagan
  • Protection Against Dumping – Helmut Scholz
  • Libya recommendations – Javier Couso
  • Gender equality and women empowerment – Lola Sánchez Caldentey
  • Gender equality and women empowerment – Eleonora Forenza

April

Topics

  • GUE/NGL President – Situation in Syria – Gabi Zimmer
  • Protection of investigative journalists – Barbara Spinelli
  • March’s EU Council conclusions – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • Circular Economy – Kateřina Konečná
  • Martin Selmayr appointment – Dennis de Jong
  • Facebook/Cambridge Analytica – Cornelia Ernst
  • Organic production and labelling of organic products – Stefan Eck
  • Employment policy guidelines – Patrick Le Hyaric

March

Topics

  • Brexit – Gabi Zimmer
  • Gender equality in EU trade agreements – Malin Björk
  • EU-Comoros fisheries agreement – João Ferreira
  • EU regions’ role in implementing COP21 – Ángela Vallina
  • The EU’s long-term budget – Liadh Ní Riada
  • The EU’s long-term budget – Younous Omarjee
  • Common Corporate Tax Base – Matt Carthy
  • Common Corporate Tax Base – Martin Schirdewan

February

Topics

  • Future of Europe debate – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Current human rights situation in Turkey & situation in Afrin – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • European Commissioners standing in EU elections – Barbara Spinelli
  • Women human rights defenders – Malin Björk
  • Guarantee Fund for EEAS and EIB – Xabier Benito Ziluaga
  • Glyphosate special committee – Anja Hazekamp

January

Topics

  • Future of Europe debate with Irish PM – Gabi Zimmer
  • Bulgarian EU Presidency – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • Clean Energy Package: Governance of the Energy Union – Kateřina Konečná
  • Clean Energy Package: Governance of the Energy Union – João Ferreira
  • Women, gender equality and climate justice – Stefan Eck
  • EU support to the Colombian peace process – Marina Albiol
  • Dual-use items Regulation – Anne-Marie Mineur
  • Fight against trafficking of women and girls for exploitation in EU – Malin Björk
2017

December

Topics

  • Brexit and EU Council debate – Gabi Zimmer
  • Trump embassy move to Jerusalem – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Panama Papers recommendations – Miguel Urbán Crespo
  • Situation of the Rohingya – Younous Omarjee
  • Towards a digital trade strategy – Helmut Scholz
  • Agriculture Omnibus Regulation – Luke Ming Flanagan

November Brussels

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November

Topics

  • Winter conditions for asylum seekers – Gabi Zimmer
  • Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from non-EU countries – Helmut Scholz
  • Rule of Law in Malta – Matt Carthy
  • Paradise Papers – Patrick Le Hyaric
  • The situation and rule of law and democracy in Poland – Barbara Spinelli
  • EU-Africa strategy – Marina Albiol

October I

Topics

  • EU-Egypt partnership priorities 2017-2020 – Marisa Matias
  • The shrinking role of civil society in developing countries – Lola Sánchez Caldentey
  • Women’s economic empowerment in EU private and public sectors – Malin Björk
  • Ryanair cancellations and air passengers’ rights – Merja Kyllönen
  • 2017 UN COP23 conference – Estefania Torres Martinez
  • Brexit negotiations – Barbara Spinelli
  • Brexit negotiations – Martina Anderson
  • Upcoming Summit – Gabi Zimmer

September

Topics

  • Corruption and human rights in third countries – Miguel Urbán Crespo
  • Measures to safeguard the security of gas supply – Xabier Benito Ziluaga
  • Implementation of the Mediation Directive – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • The functioning of franchising in the retail sector – Dennis de Jong
  • EU political relations with Latin America – Javier Couso
  • The Istanbul Convention – Kostadinka Kuneva
  • The Istanbul Convention – Malin Björk
  • State of the Union – Patrick Le Hyaric

July

Topics

  • Eu Cohesion Policy in the outermost regions – Younous Omarjee
  • Disclosure of income tax information – Jiří Maštálka
  • Disclosure of income tax information – Miguel Viegas
  • 2016 Report on Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • Private security companies. – Javier Couso
  • Working conditions and precarious employment – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Topical Debate on EU defence plan and future of Europe – Sabine Lösing
  • European Council meeting conclusions – migration – Cornelia Ernst
  • Upcoming Estonia EU Presidency – Gabi Zimmer

June

Topics

  • COP21 and Trump’s disengagement – Estefania Torres Martinez
  • Major interpellation: Video sharing platforms & editorial responsibility – Martina Michels
  • Major interpellation: Video sharing platforms & editorial responsibility – Curzio Maltese
  • Panama Papers follow-up and the rule of law in Malta – Martin Schirdewan
  • Energy efficiency labelling – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Building blocks for a post-2020 EU cohesion policy – Younous Omarjee
  • EU strategy to end and prevent the gender pension gap – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – Sofia Sakorafa
  • European Council meeting on migration – Gabi Zimmer

May

Topics

  • The situation in Hungary – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Fintech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector – Marisa Matias
  • Achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy – Martina Michels
  • European Council – Gabi Zimmer

April Brussels

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April

Topics

  • Genetically modified maize – Lynn Boylan
  • Approval and surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems and components. – Dennis de Jong
  • Emission measurements in the automotive sector – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Role of EU external action on refugee and migrant movements – Miguel Urbán Crespo
  • Role of EU external action on refugee and migrant movements – Marina Albiol
  • Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests – Kateřina Konečná
  • Women and their roles in rural areas –
  • Trafficking in human beings – Malin Björk
  • Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s remarks on southern countries – Martin Schirdewan
  • Brexit – Gabi Zimmer
  • Women and their roles in rural areas – Lidia Senra

March

Topics

  • European Council Meeting conclusions – Gabi Zimmer
  • Equal treatment between men and women in access to and supply of goods and services – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • An integrated EU policy for the Arctic – Sabine Lösing
  • An integrated EU policy for the Arctic – Merja Kyllönen
  • Conflict minerals vote – Helmut Scholz
  • Regulation and funding of European political parties and foundations – Helmut Scholz
  • Minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits – Stefan Eck
  • Equality between women and men in the EU in 2014 to 2015 – Stefan Eck
  • Circular Economy – Josu Juaristi

February

Topics

  • EU-Canada CETA conclusion – Anne-Marie Mineur
  • Future of the EU – Barbara Spinelli
  • Future of the EU – Liadh Ní Riada
  • Future of the EU – Martin Schirdewan
  • ‘No more food speculation’ – Martin Schirdewan
  • Second Eurogroup review on Greece – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • Control of Register and Commission’s expert groups – Dennis de Jong
  • Role of whistleblowers / EU financial interests – Dennis de Jong
  • Israel-Palestine peace talks – Neoklis Sylikiotis

Mini-Session February

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January

Topics

  • European Parliament presidential elections and ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’ – Gabi Zimmer
  • GUE/NGL European Parliament presidential candidate – Eleonora Forenza
  • GUE/NGL European Parliament Vice-Presidential candidate – Dimitris Papadimoulis
2016

December

Topics

  • Preparation of the European Council meeting – Gabi Zimmer
  • CAP tools to reduce price volatility – Luke Ming Flanagan
  • Situation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2015 – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • ‘Clean energy for all’ Package – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • ’Clean energy for all’ Package – Kateřina Konečná
  • General revision of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure – Helmut Scholz
  • Implementation of Common Foreign and Security Policy – Sabine Lösing
  • Fourth Railway Package – Tania González Peñas
  • Activities of the Committee on Petitions 2015 – Ángela Vallina

November

Topics

  • EU-Turkey relations – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • EU-Turkey relations – Martina Michels
  • Annual Growth Survey 2017 – Marisa Matias
  • European Defence Union – Sabine Lösing
  • European Semester Package – Miguel Viegas
  • Access to anti-money-laundering information by tax authorities – Miguel Viegas
  • Emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants – Kateřina Konečná
  • Situation in the West Bank, including settlements – Martina Anderson
  • Istanbul Convention on preventing gender-based violence – Kostadinka Kuneva

October II

Topics

  • Conclusions of the European Council Meeting – Gabi Zimmer
  • EU strategy towards Iran after nuclear agreement – Sofia Sakorafa
  • Human rights and migration in third countries – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Corporate liability for serious human rights abuses in third countries – Dennis de Jong
  • Establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy – Barbara Spinelli
  • General Budget of the EU for 2017 – Younous Omarjee
  • General Budget of the EU for 2017 – Liadh Ní Riada
  • Situation of journalists in Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • Nuclear security and non-proliferation – Sabine Lösing

October I

Topics

  • Preparation of the European Council – Gabi Zimmer
  • Transparency Register – Helmut Scholz
  • Transparency Register – Dennis de Jong
  • Bahamas Leaks – Dennis de Jong
  • Colombia peace agreement – Tania González Peñas
  • Macroeconomic situation in Greece – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • Macroeconomic situation in Greece – Martin Schirdewan
  • COP 22 – Estefania Torres Martinez
  • The situation in Syria – Javier Couso
  • Women’s rights in Poland – Malin Björk

September

Topics

  • State of the Union – Gabi Zimmer
  • EU Trust Fund for Africa – Marina Albiol
  • Outcome of the G20 summit – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • Social dumping in the EU – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Provisional measures for asylum in favour of Italy and Greece – Barbara Spinelli
  • Recent developments in Poland – Barbara Spinelli
  • Draft budget 2017 – Liadh Ní Riada
  • Draft budget 2017 – Younous Omarjee
  • Employment Equality Directive – Rina Ronja Kari
  • The situation in Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • The situation in Turkey – Martina Michels

July

Topics

  • European Council conclusions on Brexit – Gabi Zimmer
  • Social & environmental standards, human rights & corporate responsibility – Eleonora Forenza
  • European Border and Coast Guard – Marina Albiol
  • Decision to withdraw situation in Poland from the EP’s plenary agenda – Barbara Spinelli
  • Social inclusion and labour market integration of refugees – Tania González Peñas
  • TAX2 Report – Miguel Viegas
  • Review of the Dutch Presidency – Animal welfare – Anja Hazekamp
  • Council and Commission statement on the protection of whistleblowers – Martin Schirdewan
  • Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Kostadinka Kuneva
  • Forward-looking and innovative strategy for trade and investment – Helmut Scholz
  • Synergies between the Structural Funds and Horizon 2020 – Younous Omarjee

June

Topics

  • Lifting of parliamentary immunity in Turkey – Gabi Zimmer
  • Mid-term review of the Investment Plan – Miguel Viegas
  • Situation in Venezuela – Javier Couso
  • EU engagement with the UN and the African Union – Javier Couso
  • European space policy – Sabine Lösing
  • Rules against certain tax avoidance practices – Martin Schirdewan
  • Endocrine disruptors – Anja Hazekamp
  • Towards a new migration package – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • New skills agenda for Europe – Joao Pimenta Lopes

May

Topics

  • Economic growth and youth unemployment – Thomas Händel
  • EU Agency for law enforcement (Europol) – Cornelia Ernst
  • China’s market economy status – Helmut Scholz
  • Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation – Miguel Viegas
  • Framework agreement on parental leave – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Preventing and combating traficking in human beings – Malin Björk

Avril

Topics

  • Conclusions of the European Council of 17 & 18 March, 2016 – Gabi Zimmer
  • Decision adopted on public tax transparency – Martin Schirdewan
  • The Panama Papers – Martin Schirdewan
  • Holistic EU approach to migration – Barbara Spinelli
  • PNR – Cornelia Ernst
  • EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy – Sabine Lösing
  • 2015 Report on Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • Private sector and development – Lola Sánchez Caldentey
  • Crisis in the agricultural sector – Lidia Senra

March

Topics

  • Preparations for the European Council – Gabi Zimmer
  • Implementing the European agenda on migration – Cornelia Ernst
  • Better Law-Making – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • The situation of women refugees and asylum seekers – Malin Björk
  • Market access to port services – Stelios Kouloglou
  • Animal health – Anja Hazekamp
  • Banking Union: Annual Report 2015 – Rina Ronja Kari

Brussels plenary February

Topics

  • European Semester Package: social and employment aspects – Gabi Zimmer
  • European Council & Brexit – Gabi Zimmer
  • European Semester Package, Annual Growth Survey 2016 – Miguel Viegas
  • European Semester Package, Commission decision including country reports – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • European network of Employment Services – Paloma Lopez
  • Activities of the European Ombudsman 2014 – Ángela Vallina
  • Tobacco agreement – Dennis de Jong

February

Topics

  • February Council – Brexit & Refugees – Gabi Zimmer
  • Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) – Stelios Kouloglou
  • Corporate Tax Package – Martin Schirdewan
  • New strategy for gender equality post-2015 – Malin Björk
  • Financing the refugee facility for Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • Respect for the international principle of non-refoulement – Marina Albiol
  • Situation in Libya – Javier Couso
  • Situation in Venezuela – Javier Couso

January

Topics

  • Situation of the Kurds – Gabi Zimmer
  • Programme of activities of the Dutch presidency – Dennis de Jong
  • Towards a Digital Single Market – Dennis de Jong
  • Skills policies to fight youth unemployment – Lynn Boylan
  • Digital Single Market – Cornelia Ernst
  • Intercultural dialogue – Martina Michels
2015

December

Topics

  • EU Council preparations – Gabi Zimmer
  • Energy Union – Neoklis Sylikiotis
  • Labour mobility – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Corporate tax policies – Matt Carthy
  • COP 21 – Anne-Marie Mineur
  • Border and Coastguard Package – Malin Björk
  • Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union – Miguel Viegas

November

Topics

  • Valletta Summit – Gabi Zimmer
  • Paris terrorist attacks – Younous Omarjee
  • TAXE Committee Report – Martin Schirdewan
  • Prevention of radicalisation – Barbara Spinelli
  • Violence against women – Malin Björk
  • Reducing inequalities/child poverty – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Health & safety at work – Neoklis Sylikiotis

October II

Topics

  • European single market for electronic communications – Marisa Matias
  • Reform of EU electoral law – Helmut Scholz
  • National Emissions Ceilings Directive – Kateřina Konečná
  • Commission work Programme 2016 – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • European Structural and Investment Funds – Martina Anderson
  • GMOs & Novel Foods – Lynn Boylan
  • European Council Conclusions. – Gabi Zimmer

October I

Topics

September

Topics

  • THE STATE OF THE UNION – Gabi Zimmer
  • MIGRATION – Cornelia Ernst
  • MIGRATION: MEASURES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION FOR GREECE AND ITALY – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • MONITORING THE APPLICATION OF EU LAW – Konstantinos Chrysogonos
  • RIGHT2WATER – Lynn Boylan
  • Research and innovation in the Blue Economy. – João Ferreira
  • ILO FORCED LABOUR CONVENTION – Patrick Le Hyaric
  • EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION IN THE EU – Malin Björk
  • PEACE PROCESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST – Martina Anderson

July

Topics

  • Greece – Gabi Zimmer
  • TTIP vote – Helmut Scholz
  • EU Neighbourhood Policy – Helmut Scholz
  • Middle East Peace Process – Martina Anderson
  • Resource Efficiency – Kateřina Konečná
  • Green Employment Initiative – Lynn Boylan
  • Commission Work Programme 2016 – Martina Michels
  • Commission Work Programme 2016 – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • EU-Cuba relations – Javier Couso
  • Employment Guidelines – Neoklis Sylikiotis

June

Topics

  • TTIP VOTE – Helmut Scholz
  • RUSSIA – Helmut Scholz
  • SITUATION IN HUNGARY – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • EU STRATEGY FOR EQUALITY POST 2015 – Malin Björk
  • CLIMATE CHANGE – Kateřina Konečná
  • EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY STRATEGY – Neoklis Sylikiotis

May

Topics

  • Turkey – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • Trade in conflict resources – Helmut Scholz
  • Maternity Leave Directive – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Foreign and Security policy – Sabine Lösing
  • Agenda on migration – Cornelia Ernst

April

Topics

  • FUEL QUALITY – Kateřina Konečná
  • MIGRATION CRISIS – Barbara Spinelli
  • MIGRATION CRISIS – Cornelia Ernst
  • PLASTIC BAGS – Eleonora Forenza
  • FORESTS – Miguel Viegas
  • MONEY MARKET FUNDS – Martin Schirdewan

March

Topics

  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL – Gabi Zimmer
  • VENEZUELA – Javier Couso
  • EUROPEAN SEMESTER – Miguel Viegas
  • GENDER EQUALITY – Ángela Vallina
  • ROAD VEHICLES – Merja Kyllönen
  • CARD PAYMENTS – Matt Carthy
  • EGF – Liadh Ní Riada
  • FOREIGN POLICY – Sabine Lösing
  • FRAUD – Dennis de Jong

February

Topics

  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL – Gabi Zimmer
  • ORIGIN LABELLING – Lynn Boylan
  • FGM – Malin Björk
  • FRONTEX – Barbara Spinelli
  • COUNTER-TERRORISM – Cornelia Ernst
  • CIA – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • IRAQ/SYRIA – Javier Couso

January

Topics

  • LATVIAN PRESIDENCY – Dimitris Papadimoulis
  • GMOs – Lynn Boylan
  • FISHERIES – João Ferreira
  • UKRAINE – Helmut Scholz
  • FOREIGN POLICY – Sabine Lösing
  • TUNISIA – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • TURKEY – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
2014

December

Topics

  • COMMISSION WORK PROGRAMME – Gabi Zimmer
  • PALESTINE STATEHOOD – Martina Anderson
  • 6-PACK/2-PACK – Marisa Matias
  • 6-PACK/2-PACK – Rina Ronja Kari
  • STEEL INDUSTRY – Eleonora Forenza
  • MIGRATION – Cornelia Ernst
  • BUDGET – Pablo Echenique
  • CITES – Lynn Boylan

November

Topics

  • FAR-RIGHT MOTION OF CENSURE ON JUNCKER – Gabi Zimmer
  • ECB SANCTIONS – Marisa Matias
  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – Malin Björk
  • COP 20 LIMA – Merja Kyllönen
  • LAMPEDUSA – Cornelia Ernst
  • DUEL-USE ITEMS – Anne-Marie Mineur
  • DEVELOPMENT 2015 – Lola Sánchez Caldentey

November mini session

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October

Topics

  • NEW COMMISSION – Gabi Zimmer
  • EUROPEAN SEMESTER – Marisa Matias
  • DISCHARGE – Rina Ronja Kari
  • KOBANE – Sabine Lösing
  • MOS MAIORUM – Cornelia Ernst
  • EBOLA – Kateřina Konečná

September

Topics

  • New Commission – Gabi Zimmer
  • Situation in Gaza – Martina Anderson
  • EU-Ukraine – Helmut Scholz
  • Globalisation Adjustment Fund – Liadh Ní Riada
  • Climate Change – Merja Kyllönen
  • Ebola – Lola Sánchez Caldentey
  • Budget 2015 – Pablo Echenique

July

Topics

  • ELECTION OF COMMISSION PRESIDENT – Gabi Zimmer
  • WITHDRAWL OF THE MATERNITY LEAVE DIRECTIVE – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT – Thomas Händel
  • SITUATION IN PALESTINE – Patrick Le Hyaric
  • SITUATION IN PALESTINE – Martina Anderson
  • SITUATION IN IRAQ – Sabine Lösing
  • TTIP NEGOTIATIONS – Helmut Scholz

April (Strasbourg)

Topics

  • WORLD WAR ONE DEBATE – Gabi Zimmer
  • BANKING UNION – Marisa Matias
  • RETURN OF CULTURAL OBJECTS (RAPPORTEUR) – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • ANIMAL HEALTH – Kartika Liotard
  • MACRO-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO TUNISIA – Paul Murphy
  • SURVEILLANCE OF EXTERNAL SEA BORDERS – Cornelia Ernst
  • BANKING UNION – Thomas Händel
  • POSTING OF WORKERS – Thomas Händel
  • PAYMENT ACCOUNTS (RAPPORTEUR) – Jürgen Klute
  • FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS – Jürgen Klute

April (Brussels mini-session)

Topics

  • STOCKHOLM PROGRAMME – Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
  • DISCHARGE REPORTS – Rina Ronja Kari
  • MOTOR VEHICLES’ SOUND LEVELS – Sabine Wils
  • CLINICAL TRIALS – Alda Sousa
  • BOVINE ANIMALS – Kartika Liotard
  • EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT – Mikael Gustafsson
  • PAYMENT SERVICES – Jürgen Klute

March

Topics

  • COUNCIL PREPARATION – Gabi Zimmer
  • MONEY LAUNDERING – Dennis de Jong
  • TROIKA – Jürgen Klute
  • TROIKA – Paul Murphy
  • TROIKA – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • NSA ENQUIRY – Cornelia Ernst
  • DATA PROTECTION PACKAGE – Cornelia Ernst
  • GENETIC RESOURCES – Kartika Liotard
  • EQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR WORKERS – Thomas Händel

February II

Topics

  • Youth Guarantee – Gabi Zimmer
  • Sexual Exploitation – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • EUROPEAN SEMESTER – Marisa Matias
  • E-CALL – Dennis de Jong
  • OUTERMOST REGIONS – Younous Omarjee

February I

Topics

  • CLIMATE TARGETS – Martina Anderson
  • PASSENGER COMPENSATION – Jaromír Kohlíček
  • HOMOPHOBIA ROADMAP – Dennis de Jong
  • STEEL INDUSTRY – Jacky Henin
  • ARMS TRADE TREATY – Helmut Scholz
  • SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT – Cornelia Ernst
  • UNDOCUMENTED WOMEN MIGRANTS – Mikael Gustafsson

January

Topics

  • GREEK PRESIDENCY – Gabi Zimmer
  • CONSUMER PROGRAMME – Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
  • EU HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • SRHR – Mikael Gustafsson
  • REINDUSTRIALISING EUROPE – Jacky Henin
  • FOOD CHAIN – Martina Anderson
  • PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – Helmut Scholz
2013

December

Topics

  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL – Gabi Zimmer
  • ILO CONVENTION – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • ECB REPORT 2012 – Marisa Matias
  • CARS 2020 – Jacky Henin
  • WOMEN’S RIGHTS – ESTRELA – Mikael Gustafsson
  • COMMON FISHERIES POLICY – João Ferreira
  • EU-China – Helmut Scholz

November

Topics

  • European Social Fund – Gabi Zimmer
  • CAP – Patrick Le Hyaric
  • Horizon 2020 – Marisa Matias
  • MFF – Jürgen Klute
  • Erasmus – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • Gender balance on boards – Kartika Liotard
  • Budget 2014 – Alda Sousa

October II

Topics

  • ORGANISED CRIME REPORT – Søren Søndergaard
  • SHIP RECYCLING – Sabine Wils
  • SRHR – ESTRELA REPORT – Mikael Gustafsson
  • LAMPEDUSA – Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
  • MEDICAL DEVICES – Alda Sousa
  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL – Gabi Zimmer

October I

Topics

  • SYRIAN REFUGEES – Gabi Zimmer
  • EU-CHINA TRADE – Helmut Scholz
  • TOBACCO – Martina Anderson
  • CIA DETENTION – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • SWIFT SUSPENSION – Cornelia Ernst
  • GENDERCIDE – Mikael Gustafsson
  • ZANONI REPORT – João Ferreira

September

Topics

  • STATE OF THE UNION – Takis Hadjigeorgiou
  • SYRIA – Willy Meyer
  • BANKING UNION – Jürgen Klute
  • MIRANDA CASE – Marie-Christine Vergiat
  • AGROFUELS – Sabine Wils
  • YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT – Paul Purphy
  • YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT – Ines Zuber

July

Topics

  • European Summit and MFF – Gabi Zimmer
  • Greek TV and Radio Closure – Nikolaos Chountis
  • Greek TV and Radio Closure – Charalampos Angourakis
  • Greek TV and Radio Closure – Georgios Toussas
  • US NSA Surveillance – Cornelia Ernst
  • European Globalisation Adjustment Fund – Alda Sousa
  • Irish Presidency Review – Martina Anderson
  • Lithuanian Presidency – Gabi Zimmer
  • Irish Presidency Review – Paul Murphy
  • Financial Transaction Tax – Marisa Matias
  • Human rights in Hungary – Marie-Christine Vergiat

June

Topics

  • EEAS – Willy Meyer
  • Baby food – Kartika Liotard
  • Social Housing – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Asylum – Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
  • CRIM mid-term report – Søren Søndergaard
  • Council Preparations – Gabi Zimmer
  • SCHENGEN – Cornelia Ernst

May

Topics

  • Women’s rights in Balkan accession countries – Joao Pimenta Lopes
  • Banking supervision – Jürgen Klute
  • Tax fraud and tax havens – Thomas Händel
  • EU-US Trade Agreement Negotiations – Helmut Scholz
  • European Council – Gabi Zimmer

April

Topics

  • Situation in Hungary/Cyprus – Gabi Zimmer
  • Ground handling – Sabine Wils
  • ECB Report – Marisa Matias
  • Financial Supervision – Jürgen Klute
  • Budget Discharge – Søren Søndergaard
  • ACP Economic Partnerships – Helmut Scholz

March

Topics

  • Austerity and Disability – Paul Murphy
  • Consumer Policy – Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
  • CAP Reform – Patrick Le Hyaric
  • Gender Stereotyping – Kartika Liotard
  • European Council – Gabi Zimmer

February

Topics

  • European semester – Jobs – Ines Zuber
  • Kurdish issue in Turkey – Jürgen Klute
  • Agriculture in the outermost regions – Younous Omarjee
  • European semester – Growth – Marisa Matias
  • Common fisheries policy – João Ferreira
  • Active and Healthy ageing – Kartika Liotard
  • Summit Preparations – Gabi Zimmer

January

Topics

2012

November

Topics

  • Economic & Monetary Union – Marisa Matias
  • Security & Defense Policy – Sabine Lösing
  • Fisheries Policy – João Ferreira
  • Summit Conclusions – Gabi Zimmer