New rules on copyright go through Committee
New rules on copyright in the digital world will be voted on by the Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday. If the preliminary agreement between our Rapporteur Axel Voss and the Member States, i.e. that video platforms must take more responsibility for sharing their profits and journalists need to be fairly remunerated, is confirmed by the Committee and later at plenary level, we will enter into a new era in which the quality of European journalism has a chance to be preserved and copyright holders are properly protected in the online world.
Special Committee on Financial Crimes: abolish the Golden Visa
On Wednesday, the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) will conclude its work by adopting its final report. The report will call for an abolition of the Golden Visa and other national schemes providing tax privileges: "Unfair tax advantages for the wealthy and the Golden Visa for investors are economically risky and erode trust between EU Member States. Sustainable economic policy looks different", say Dariusz Rosati MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Committee, and Luděk Niedermayer MEP, Co-rapporteur of the report.
Electing the Chief European Public Prosecutor
Candidates for the position of Chief European Public Prosecutor will be heard on Tuesday by the Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs and the Budgetary Control Committees. The best candidate from three pre-selected candidates by a panel of former judges, prosecutors and lawyers will be chosen by the European Parliament and the Council to chair a network of national delegated prosecutors. This cooperation will allow the efficient investigation and prosecution of perpetrators who commit fraud with EU money.
Press Conferences (25 February-1 March)
Monday @ 11.00 Briefing on the parliamentary agenda
Tuesday @ 10.30 Othmar Karas MEP on Future of European Tax Policy
Wednesday @ 13.30 Luděk Niedermayer MEP and others on the presentation of the findings and recommendations after the adoption of the TAX3 Special Committee report