Coming up: emissions, health threats, human rights

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MEPs will reflect on the new European Commission proposal aiming to reduce greenhouse emissions and vote on new legislation tackling cross-border health threats.

Greenhouse gas emissions

On Wednesday, Parliament’s environment committee will hold an exchange of views with the Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the new legislative package, designed to achieve the EU’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. On Thursday, energy commissioner Kadri Simson will present the proposals to the MEPs in the industry committee.

International health threats 

On Tuesday,  the environment committee will vote on new legislation, aimed at better managing serious cross-border health threats, such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The proposal includes the adoption of an EU health crisis and pandemic preparedness plan and a stronger monitoring system for detecting threats.

Conference on human rights

The first Global State of Human Rights conference will take place on Friday, organised by the European Parliament and the Global Campus on Human Rights, which is a network of universities teaching human rights. It will bring together MEPs, EU commissioners, Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Sakharov Prize laureates, representatives from international organisations, experts and stakeholders.

External relations

The external affairs committee is voting on Thursday on three draft resolutions with recommendations on the EU’s  future relations with the US, Russia and China.

Roaming rules

On Monday, the internal market committee will give its opinion on a proposal to extend the current roaming rules in the EU until 2032.

Tackling gender-based violence

On Tuesday, the legal affairs and women’s rights committees will vote on a report regarding the impact of domestic violence and custody rights on women and children.

On Thursday, the women’s rights and civil liberties committees will vote on a draft report suggesting that gender-based violence should be identified as an area of crime to be tackled at the European level.

Slovenian presidency

Starting this week, parliamentary committees will hold discussions with the representatives of the new Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU.