Committees have a busy week ahead of them: from discussing Covid-19’s economic impact to voting on plans for tyre labelling and support for the agriculture sector.
The economic affairs committee will discuss the economic impact and response to the Covid-19 outbreak with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, and Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy, on Monday.
The transport committee will discuss the response to the Covid-19 crisis in the transport sector with Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean, on Monday.
Agriculture and fisheries
On Tuesday the agriculture committee will vote on transitional measures to support the agriculture sector through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund from 1 January 2021.
During its meeting on Thursday, the fisheries committee will consider recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.
Also on Tuesday, the internal market committee votes on plans to update the labelling of tyres to make it easier for consumer to find out information about fuel efficiency and other essential parameters.
On Monday the civil liberties committee discusses the situation in Libya and how it affects efforts by migrants and asylum seekers to use the country to enter the EU irregularly.
Also that day, the security and defence committee will look into arms exports, artificial intelligence as well as EU-African security cooperation in the Sahel region, West Africa and the Horn of Africa.