In #EuropeanParliament this week: Schulz in London, delegations to Lebanon, car emissions

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Martin-Schulz-014Following a busy plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs work this week in their constituency or take part in parliamentary delegations. Parliament President Martin Schulz travels to London to meet among others UK Prime Minister Theresa May, while some MEPs are in Lebanon to assess the country’s response to the refugee crisis.

Martin Schulz in London

Schulz  travels to London on Thursday, 22 September to meet the Prime Minister as well as London Mayor Sadiq Khan. On Friday, 23 September, he also meets Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Also on Friday,  Schulz is set to deliver a speech on ‘The EU and Britain: parting ways but working together’ at the London School of Economics.


A delegation from the civil liberties committee is in Lebanon from Monday to Thursday to look into the situation of refugees and resettlement. During the visit MEPs will go to camps, have meetings with representatives from  international organizations and non-governmental organizations and also talk to people working on the ground and with representatives of the Lebanese Parliament. For updates, pictures and videos, follow the live coverage.

Members of the budgetary control committee are in Lebanon and Jordan from Tuesday to Thursday to visit refugee camps and meet with representatives of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

A delegation of the civil liberties committee is in Sweden from Monday to Wednesday to assess Swedish-Danish border checks and the integration of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.

A delegation of the civil liberties committee is in New York from Sunday to Tuesday to attend a UN high-level meeting on migration.

For more information on the migration crisis and Parliament’s role, check this story.

Car emissions

Members from the internal market committee and the inquiry committee looking into the car emissions scandal travel to Luxembourg, France and Germany and the UK from Wednesday to Friday to visit testing facilities and meet with representatives from non-governmental organizations and national authorities.


The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat) takes place in Uruguay from 19 September to 22 September.  MEPs and their counterparts from Latin American parliaments will discuss issues such as migration and trade.


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