VoteWatch Europe EP plenary session debriefing (22.11.2013 - Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels)
VoteWatch Europe, the independent organisation which tracks the voting records of Members of the European Parliament and of the Council of Ministers, is pleased to invite you to its EP plenary session debriefing.
The briefing will take place this Friday 22 November from 10.00 to 11.00 at the Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.
Votes to be analysed include:
-EU's Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020 and related dossiers (Erasmus for all, Connecting Europe Facility, Trans-European transport network)
-Location of the seats of the European Union's institutions
-Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges
-Financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agriculture Policy
-Horizon 2020 - Framework programme for research and innovation (2014-2020)
-Competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (2014-2020)
These votes can and will be analysed only if they are held by roll call. Except in the case of final votes on legislative files, votes only take place by roll call at the request of a political group or group of MEPs.
Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch Europe 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. Michiel van Hulten, VoteWatch Europe managing director, will chair the event.
Attendance is free for VoteWatch Europe members, journalists, MEPs, EU and member state officials, and MEP assistants. For others the participation fee is €50 euro per person (€25 for NGOs). Click here for more information on how to become a VoteWatch Europe member.
Please confirm your attendance by clicking on the Register button below, no later than Thursday 21 November, 12.00.
For more information please contact Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch Europe policy director on +32 2 318 11 88 or [email protected].
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VoteWatch Europe is funded by grants from Adessium Foundation, Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer/Citizens for Europe, the Open Society Foundations and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It is supported by Burson-Marsteller and White and Case.