European Parliament: The Week Ahead

Safety in aviation, including drones. An upgrade of EU aviation safety rules, to ensure standards meet future challenges as air traffic is set to increase, will be voted by the Transport Committee. The new proposal also includes an EU safety framework for drones. (Thursday)

Panama papers inquiry. The Committee of Inquiry into the Panama Papers scandal (PANA) will hear EU Commissioner Věra Jourová, who is responsible for the EU’s anti-money-laundering policy. (Tuesday)

EU trade policy/CETA. MEPs will hold a debate on the CETA agreement, which will need to be ratified by the European Parliament before it enters into force, on Thursday. The day before Trade Committee MEPs will also debate the future of EU trade policy with EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, WTO Deputy Director-General Karl Brauner, World Bank lead economist Paul Brenton and other experts from the IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, the International Trade Centre and Oxfam. (Wednesday and Thursday)

Price volatility in agricultural markets. Proposals to enhance existing risk management tools and improve the organisation of the agricultural sector, so as to tackle price volatility and ensure more stable incomes for farmers, will be voted in a resolution by the Agriculture Committee. (Tuesday)

Data protection/EU-US. Draft recommendations on the EU-US Agreement on the protection of personal information relating to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crimes, including terrorism, will be debated by the Civil Liberties Committee. The so-called Umbrella Agreement cannot enter into force without Parliament’s consent. (Tuesday)

President’s diary. EP President Martin Schulz will meet Bakir Izetbegović of the Presidency of Bosnia and Hercegovina on Tuesday. The next day he will meet Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland.