SEMINAR - CIRCULAR ECONOMY. CAN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY HELP TO CLOSE THE LOOP? This seminar will examine the huge potential and benefits of practices and innovations from the agricultural and forestry sectors which could contribute to a Circular Economy. The seminar will give examples of the best national agricultural and forestry practices and academic achievements and will also touch upon agriculture and forestry-related Circular Economy proposals such as biomass sustainability criteria and the revision of the fertilizers regulation.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and German.
Trade with China: ALDE demands solid EU trade defence instruments The European Parliament adopted today a resolution on how to deal with dumped products from China on the European market. When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, a transitional arrangement for their accession allowed a specific methodology for the calculation of dumping, which will expire in December 2016.
PUBLIC HEARING: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION ON WHEELS. *** THIS HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 16TH JUNE, FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW *** Connected vehicles have the potential to change the way in which we live and simplify our lifestyles. As we advance towards a driverless future, we need to start thinking about the challenges and questions on how connectivity and mobility will affect all aspects, from more technical questions to consumer safety, the economic impact on the Single Market and current EU legislation, the transformation of the European automotive industry, and the interaction with Member States' urban transport. With this prospect coming closer to reality, ALDE has decided to bring together the consumers, stakeholders, and legislators at an early stage of this transformation for a high-level hearing that will be complemented by the demonstration of a self-driving car.
CONFERENCE: EU-CUBA AGREEMENT : A NEW PATH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY? Cuba and the EU concluded their negotiations for a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement on 11 March 2016. In view of this agreement, the ALDE Group would like to continue the debate, following its seminar organised in February 2015 on the role of the civic society, and with regard to the forthcoming approval of the agreement by the European Parliament.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.