Commons European Business Order Paper
Wednesday 3 February 2016 (No. 73)

The following list consists of European Union Documents to be considered in European Committees or on the floor of the House. The dates appointed for consideration are provisional.

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FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

1. THE FREE MOVEMENT OF EU CITIZENS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 16930/13, a Commission Communication: Free movement of EU citizens and their families: Five actions to make a difference

Relevant documents:

31st Report of Session 2013-14, HC 83-xxviii, Chapter 2

15th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 83-xv, Chapter 16

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 81

2. RULE OF LAW IN EU MEMBER STATES

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 7632/14 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: A new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law

Relevant documents:

48th Report of Session 2013-14, HC 83-xliii, Chapter 1

3. EU CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 9042/14 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Commission Report: 2013 Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and No. 8707/15 and Addendum, 2014 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council,
the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Relevant documents:

32nd Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-xxxi, Chapter 2

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 7

4. ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

Unnumbered European Union Document, a Commission Report: Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union and European Union Documents No. 13348/15, a Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the establishment of National Competitiveness Boards within the euro area; No. 13352/15, a Commission Communication: A roadmap for moving towards a more consistent external representation of the euro area in international fora; No. 13356/15, a Commission Communication on steps towards Completing Economic and Monetary Union; No. 13358/15, a Proposal for a Council Decision laying down measures in view of progressively establishing unified representation of the euro area in the International Monetary Fund; and No. 13374/15, a Commission Decision of 21 October 2015 establishing an independent advisory European Fiscal Board.

Relevant documents:

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 4

9th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-ix, Chapter 2

5. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GREECE

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 10991/15, a Council Implementing Decision on granting short-term Union financial assistance to Greece; and No. 10994/15, Joint declaration by the Commission and the Council on the use of the EFSM; and No. 10992/15, Council Implementing Decision approving the adjustment programme of Greece; and No. 11134/15, a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EU) No. 407/2010 establishing a European financial stabilisation mechanism; No. 11459/15, a Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision approving the macroeconomic adjustment programme of Greece; No. 11458/15, a Proposal for a Council Decision giving notice to Greece to take measures for the deficit reduction judged necessary to remedy the

situation of excessive deficit; and No. 11502/15, a Commission Staff Working Document: the assessment of the Social Impact of the new Stability Support Programme for Greece

Relevant documents:

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 5

3rd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-iii

4th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-iv

6. Commission Work Programme 2016

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 13486/15 and Addenda 1 to 6, a Commission Communication: Commission Work Programme 2016: No time for business as usual

Relevant documents:

15th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xiv, Chapter 2

7. Eu measures to combat terrorism

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 14926/15, a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism (opt in debate)

Relevant documents:

16th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xvi, Chapter 4

8. PORTS

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 10154/13 and Addenda 1 to 5, a draft Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports, and No. 13764/14, a draft Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (First reading): General approach

Relevant documents:

5th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-v, Chapter 2

10th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-x, Chapter 1

14th Report of Session 2014-15, HC219-xiii, Chapter 1

16th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xv, Chapter 2

9. Strengthening checks at the EU’s external borders and the functioning of the Schengen area

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 15397/15, a Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation No 562/2006 (EC) as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders; and No. 15429/15, a Commission Communication: Eighth biannual report on the functioning of the Schengen area 1 May - 10 December 2015

Relevant documents:

21st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xx, Chapters 1 and 2

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE A

1. EU EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM: 2021–2030

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 11065/15 and Addenda 1-3, a proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments

Relevant documents:

4th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-iv, Chapter 1

2. Assessment of exhaust emissions from passenger cars and light vans

Monday 8 February at 4.30pm

Andrew Jones

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 14506/15 and Addendum, a Commission Regulation (EU) …of…amending Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6); and urges the Government to continue to press for action so that EU emissions testing accurately reflects real-world performance of vehicles on the road.

Relevant documents:

10th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-x, Chapter 1

3. EU Action plan for the circular economy

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 14972/15 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular Economy; No. 14975/15 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste; No. 14976/15 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste; No. 14974/15 and Addenda 1 to 2, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste; and No. 14973/15 and Addenda 1 to 2, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Relevant documents:

16th Report of Session 2015-16, HC342-xvi, Chapter 1

20th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xix, Chapter 1

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE B

1. EU STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN 2014–16

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 9467/14, a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Elements for an EU Strategy in Afghanistan 2014–16; No. 15503/15 and Addendum, a Joint Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the EU and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; and No. 15504/15 and Addendum, a Joint Proposal for a Council Decision of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Relevant documents:

34th Report of Session 2014-15, HC 219-xxxiii, Chapter 1

20th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xix, Chapter 2

21st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xx, Chapter 12

2. EUROPEAN AGENDA ON SECURITY

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Document No. 8293/15, a Commission Communication: The European Agenda on Security

Relevant documents:

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-I, Chapter 6

3. Financial management: countering fraud

Monday 8 February at 4.30pm

Mr David Gauke

Mr Desmond Swayne

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 11470/15 and Addenda 1 to 6, a Commission Report: Protection of the European Union’s financial interests-Fight against fraud 2014 Annual Report, and unnumbered European Union Documents, the European Court of Auditors’ 2014 Annual Reports on the implementation of the budget and on the activities funded by the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th European Development Funds; agrees that budgetary discipline and robust financial management at all levels remains crucial, and that EU taxpayers must have confidence that their funds are being effectively managed and implemented at an EU level; expresses disappointment that the error rate for EU budget payments shows only a slight improvement on last year; supports the Government’s efforts to continue to engage with the Commission and Member States to drive improvements to reduce the error rate, in particular, advancing the simplification agenda; stresses the importance of the EU budget achieving results as well as being compliant; and presses the Commission for a
clear action plan to address the European Court of Auditors’ recommendations relating to the European Development Fund in order to improve its error rate.

Relevant documents:

4th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-iv, Chapter 3

15th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xiv, Chapter 3

4. European Semester 2016

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 14270/15, a Commission Communication: Annual Growth Survey 2016 Strengthening the recovery and fostering convergence; No. 14291/15 and Addendum, a Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area; No. 14694/15, a Draft Joint Employment Report from the Commission and the Council accompanying the Communication from the Commission on the Annual Growth Survey 2016; No. 14272/15, a Commission Report: Alert Mechanism Report 2016; Unnumbered European Union Documents, a Commission Communication: 2016 Draft Budgetary Plans: Overall Assessment; a Commission Communication: Assessment of action taken by the United Kingdom in response to the Council Recommendation of 19 June 2015 with a view to bringing an end to the situation of excessive government deficit; and a Commission Staff Working Document on the assessment of action taken by the United Kingdom in response to the Council Recommendation of 19 June 2015 with a view to bringing an end to the situation of excessive government deficit - Analysis of the budgetary situation in the United Kingdom

Relevant documents:

17th Report of Session 2015-16, HC342-xvi, Chapters 1-4

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE C

1. BETTER REGULATION

Monday 8 February at 4.30pm

Mr David Lidington

That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 9079/15 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication: Better regulation for better results-An EU agenda and No. 9121/15 and addendum 1, Commission Communication: Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation (IIA); welcomes the Commission’s intention to use these documents to refresh and take forward its work on better regulation; supports the negotiations on the Interinstitutional Agreement that started in June this year, aimed at setting out the commitments of the European Parliament, the Council and Commission concerning better regulation, interinstitutional relations and the legislative process; and welcomes the Commission’s report on the working of the comitology committees in 2014, which enables the Government to assess critically the effectiveness of these committees.

Relevant documents:

1st Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-i, Chapter 1

3rd Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-iii, Chapter 1

5th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-v, Chapter 23

2. Data Protection in the EU

Date and time of consideration to be arranged

European Union Documents No. 5853/12 and Addenda 1-2, a Proposal for a Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation); No. 5833/12 and Addenda 1-2, a Proposal for a Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data; and No. 17069/13, a Communication Commission: Functioning of the Safe Harbour from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU.

Relevant documents:

15th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xiv, Chapter 1

16th Report of Session 2015-16, HC 342-xv, Chapter 4

Prepared 2nd February 2016