Key votes analysed by the VoteWatch.eu expert team
Friday 18 November, 10.00-11.00, Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, Brussels
This will take place on Friday 18 November from 10.00 to 11.00 at the Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.
Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch.eu policy director, will present an analysis of the outcome of key votes being held in Strasbourg this week. He will show which coalitions of MEPs, national delegations and political groups were instrumental in passing - or blocking (elements of) these proposals, and how this relates to earlier votes on the same or similar topics.
Votes on this week's EP agenda include:
Short-selling. Legislation on short selling and credit default swaps to make speculation and profiting from a country's fiscal troubles much harder will be put to the vote (vote Tuesday).
Railway market rules.MEPs will vote on tightening up EU railway market rules in order to create a truly open and competitive single European railway area offering more and better rail services for freight customers and passengers (debate Monday, vote Wednesday).
UN climate summit in Durban. Parliament will call for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol provisions and measures to keep CO2 emissions in check beyond 2012. It argues that moving beyond the current 20% emissions reduction target for 2020 would boost the European economy (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).
The VoteWatch.eu plenary session debriefing takes place every Friday after Strasbourg weeks, from 10.00 - 11.00 in the Brussels press club.
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For more information please contact Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch.eu policy director on +32 472 657924 or Michiel van Hulten, VoteWatch.eu managing director on +32 483 204158.
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