Helping people re-enter the labour market
MEPs from the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on Tuesday on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) that will provide support to people who lose their jobs because of major structural changes due to globalisation. With a budget of €1.57 billion over the period 2021-2027, it would complement national measures in order to re-integrate dismissed workers by offering them help through career advice, education, training and re-training, entrepreneurship and business creation.
Save the Schengen area!
Rules regulating the temporary control of Member States' borders will be voted on by the Plenary on Thursday. The EPP Group will vote in favour of solid rules based on a strong European oversight and guarantees. We will vote against the short-sighted and unrealistic proposals of Left-wing political groups which would, as a consequence, dismantle the whole system and the functioning of the Schengen area. Further limiting the right of the Member States to control their borders will kill the Schengen area.
Enlargement: assessing Western Balkan partners reports
The European Parliament will debate on Wednesday and vote on Thursday on the Annual Progress Reports on Albania, FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. The EPP Group welcomes the EU's clear commitment to bring these countries into the Union but underlines that this must be done according to merit and the results of reforms, judged on strict criteria.
European Parliament commemorates Euromaidan
To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the pro-European revolution on Maidan Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Dariusz Rosati MEP, Head of the EP’s Delegation for Relations with Ukraine, will open the exhibition 'Euromaidan. Revolution and Dignity' on Monday. The opening of the exhibition will be followed by the screening of the film 'Maidan' by Sergei Loznitsa. On Tuesday, Members of the Delegation for Relations with Ukraine together with Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the Maidan legacy. The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, Ukrainian MPs and Maidan activists will participate at the meeting.
Press Conferences (26-30 November)
Monday @ 11.00 Briefing on the parliamentary agenda
Thursday @ 14.00 Paul Rübig MEP, co-rapporteur and others on 'WTO: The way forward'
Chairman's Agenda (week 48)
Monday: Summit of Chairmen of EPP Parliamentary Groups in the National Parliaments of the EU and the European Parliament, EP, Brussels
Wednesday: Meeting with the General Assembly of Volkswagen employees, Wolfsburg, Germany; debate with Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on the Future of Europe, European Parliament, Brussels
Friday: Address at the Congress of Bavarian farmers, Herrsching, Germany