MEPs will hold hearings with three candidate commissioners, commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and mark 30 years of the Convention of the Rights of the Child this week.
On Thursday 14 November the public hearings of the three new Commissioners-designate take place: Olivér Várhelyi (Neighbourhood and Enlargement), Adina-Ioana Vălean (Transport) and Thierry Breton (Internal Market). This follows the examination of their declarations of financial interest by Parliament’s legal affairs committee. During the hearings, MEPs will examine their competencies and abilities to deliver the programme that President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented to MEPs in July.
On Wednesday, at the beginning of the plenary session, members will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall on 9 November 1989, an event that helped unite Europe.
MEPs will also mark another anniversary on Wednesday. On 20 November, it will be 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and members will discuss what progress has been made as well as the challenges young people face today.
Migration is on the agenda on Thursday, when MEPs debate migration hotspots, notably the situation in Greece and Bosnia.
Turkey is back on the agenda on Wednesday, when members will discuss recent drilling in EU waters in the Eastern Mediterranean, which have triggered tensions. Recently, during their discussion on the country’s military operation in Syria, MEPs expressed their concerns and called for the measures against Turkey.
Sex education in Poland
On Thursday, MEPs will vote on a resolution calling on the Polish government to rescind a proposed law criminalising sex education.
Press Release, European Parliament, EU affairs , November 11, 2019. Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/eu-affairs/20191107STO66027/coming-up-hearings-fall-of-the-berlin-wall-children-s-rights
By Intell News Romania in English on November 11, 2019