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Sajtóközlemény Európai Parlament/The Week Ahead 12 – 18 April 2021

The Week Ahead 12 – 18 April 2021

Committee meetings, Brussels
Digital Green Certificate. MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee will, for the first time, debate
with the Commission the recent proposal for a Digital Green Certificate intended to ease travel
between EU Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic. MEPs will also discuss the
Certificate’s implications for citizens’ data privacy with the EU Data Protection Supervisor and
EU Data Protection Board (Tuesday from 10:30).
Quicker authorisation procedure for adapted COVID-19 vaccines. The Environment and
Public Health Committee will discuss a new procedure to facilitate and accelerate the EU-wide
approval of adapted vaccines against COVID-19 variants. (debate Thursday morning and vote
Friday morning).
Banning caged farming. A European Citizens’ initiative (ECI) for an EU-wide ban on keeping
farmed animals in cages will be debated in a public hearing by MEPs, Commissioners, experts,
representatives of other EU bodies, and the organisers of the ECI, which had secured almost
1.4 million signatories (Thursday from 09:00).
Media briefing on Artificial Intelligence. Lead MEPs will brief journalists and answer their
questions on the latest European Parliament resolutions on Artificial Intelligence, ahead of the
Commission’s presentation of the legislative proposal on AI, set for 21 April (Wednesday from
President’s diary. EP President David Sassoli will take part in an online talk with Vicky Martin
de la Torre on her book « L’Europe,hier et aujourd’hui : un saut dans l’inconnu? » on Thursday.
The full agenda
EP Press service contacts
12 April – 18 April 2021
EN Press Service, Directorate General for Communication
European Parliament – Spokesperson: Jaume Duch Guillot
Press switchboard number (32-2) 28 33000
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