Weekly European Agenda 4-10 July

Day-by-day

Monday 4 July

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EP: BUDG, CONT, ITRE, PECH, LIBE, AFCO, EMIS
  • EC: Mogherini and Bulc in Paris, France
  • EC: Mogherini and Mimica sign agreement with Argentinian Foreign Minister Malcorra
  • EC: 11th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards 2015-2016
  • EC: How to build smart energy regions?
  • EESC: Study Groups
  • EESC: 15th Regional seminar of EU-ACP Economic and social interest groups
  • CoR: Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget
  • PACE: “Media freedom as a cornerstone for democratic elections” conference
  • OSCE: Parliamentary Assembly

Tuesday 5 July

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EC: College of Commissioners meeting
  • EC: Juncker addresses the European Parliament
  • EC: Vella in Paris, France
  • EC: Market conditions for the space industry workshop
  • EESC: Study Groups
  • CoR: Second meeting of the European Committee of the Regions – Ukraine Task Force
  • CoE: ECHR 15 judgments
  • CoE: ECHR 2 hearings

Wednesday 6 July

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EC: Juncker receives Spanish Foreign Minister Angel Moratinos
  • EC: Mimica in Luxembourg
  • EC: Avramopoulos in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • EESC: Study Groups
  • EESC: EU-Africa Network of economic and social stakeholders
  • Presidency: EMN Conference 2016
  • CoE: ECHR hearing

Thursday 7 July

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EP: AGRI, AFET, LIBE
  • Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers
  • EC: Ansip receives Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • EC: Bieńkowska in Almedalen, Sweden
  • EC: Georgieva in Luxembourg
  • EESC: Study Groups
  • CoE: ECHR 57 judgments

Friday 8 July

  • EC: Juncker and Mogherini at Warsaw NATO Summit 2016
  • EC: Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary
  • EC: Šefčovič and Katainen in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • EESC: Study Groups
  • EESC: EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee
  • CoR: 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities

 

European Union

European Parliament

Monday 4 July

Plenary Session
Debates: Emission limits for non-road mobile machinery (ENVI); Refugees: social inclusion and integration into the labour market (EMPL); Social and environmental standards, human rights and corporate responsibility (INTA); A forward-looking and innovative future strategy for trade and investment (INTA); The fight against trafficking in human beings in the EU’s external relations (AFET).

Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Exchange of views on General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 – all sections.

Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Study on «Public Procurement – a study on administrative capacity in the field of European Structural and Investment ESI Funds»; Appointment of one Member of the European Court of Auditors: Hearing of Leo Brincat – Candidate nominated by the Maltese authorities; Vote: Towards a definitive VAT system and fighting VAT fraud; ECA Special Report 11/2016 (2015 Discharge): Strengthening administrative capacity in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: limited progress in a difficult context; ECA Special Report N° 4/2016 (2015 Discharge): The European Institute of Innovation and Technology must modify its delivery mechanisms and elements of its design to achieve the expected impact.

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
Use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union; Establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU; Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market; Study on «Scrutiny in Horizon 2020 focusing on the European Parliament’s priorities», presentation by Pinar Temel, Erdyn.

Committee on Fisheries (PECH)

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Vote on the text agreed during interinstitutional negotiations on European Border and Coast Guard; Adoption of draft report and Vote on the opening of interinstitutional negotiations and on the composition of the negotiating team on Combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism; Consideration of draft report on Third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (Georgia).

Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)
Exchange of views with Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS)
Presentation of the study on ‘Legal obligations relating to emission measurements in the EU automotive sector’; Hearing of Mr Jos Dings, Executive Director, Transport and Environment.

Tuesday 5 July

Plenary Session
Debates: Council and Commission statements on the Review of the Dutch Presidency; European Council and Commission statements on Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2016; Council and Commission statements on Recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; Commission statement on Decision adopted on the Common European Asylum System reform (second package); European Border and Coast Guard (LIBE); High common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (IMCO); Commission statement on Synergies between structural funds and Horizon 2020; 71st session of the UN General Assembly (AFET).
Vote followed by explanation of votes: Nomination of a Member of the Court of Auditors – Leo Brincat (CONT); EU-Peru Agreement on the short-stay visa waiver (LIBE).

Wednesday 6 July

Plenary Session
Debates: Council and Commission statements on the Programme of activities of the Slovak Presidency; Commission statement on the preparation of the commission work programme 2017; Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament’s input ahead of the Commission’s proposal; Tax rulings and other measures similar in nature or effect (TAXE 2); Secretariat of the OLAF Supervisory Committee (CONT).
Votes followed by explanations of votes: Draft amending budget No 2/2016: Surplus from 2015 (BUDG); European Maritime Safety Agency (TRAN); Community Fisheries Control Agency (PECH); EU-Azerbaijan Framework Agreement (AFET); Motions for resolutions – Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season.

Thursday 7 July

Plenary Session
Debates: Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (EMPL); cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135); Non-tariff barriers for food exporters in the internal EU market (AGRI).
Votes followed by explanation of votes: Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135); Texts on which debate is closed.

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debate on General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 – all sections; consideration of amendments on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties; consideration of draft report on EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement; consideration of draft opinion on EU strategy for liquefied natural gas and gas storage; Exchange of views on EU-Swiss relations with chief negotiators Jacques de Watteville, State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance and Christian Leffler, EEAS Deputy Secretary General in charge of Economic and Global Issues; vote on The EU relations with Tunisia in the current regional context.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Adoption of draft report and vote on the opening of interinstitutional negotiations on Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection; Adoption of draft opinion on Towards a definitive VAT system and fighting VAT fraud; Vote on the text agreed during interinstitutional negotiations (to be confirmed) on Legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and legal aid in European arrest warrant proceedings; Adoption of draft report (to be confirmed) on List of the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (review of the suspension mechanism); Consideration of draft opinion on General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 – all sections.

Find the full plenary agenda here. Find an overview of committees here. An overview of delegation meetings can be found here.

 

Council of Ministers

Thursday 7 – Friday 8 July

Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers

An overview of planned Council meetings can be found here. Information on informal meetings can be found here.

 

European Commission and High Representative

Monday 4 July

Ms Federica Mogherini and Ms Violeta Bulc in Paris, France: attend the Western Balkans Summit.

Mr Neven Mimica takes part in the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the EU and Argentina, together with Ms Federica Mogherini and Ms Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, in Brussels.

11th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards 2015-2016
The ECTP-CEU European Urban and Regional Planning Awards 2016 promote the best projects or achievements proposed at European level. The Young Planners Workshop presents crossed work on issues in different European situations and regions. The winners of the awards will present their projects and will discuss with all participants on the challenges of their project in terms of aspects of the Charter of European Planning, and also the European Charter on Participatory Democracy related to spatial planning process.

Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 July

How to build smart energy regions?
This joint event organised by the Technology Region Karlsruhe and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will discuss how regions and local communities could contribute to reaching ambitious and sustainable greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the energy sector. The event addresses representatives of the local and regional government level in different European regions, scientists and experts as well as representatives of the European Commission to discuss good practices and innovative concepts for smart energy solutions at local and regional level.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives a group of Fundamental Rights NGOs for a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday 5 July

College of Commissioners meeting in Strasbourg

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg: addresses the Strasbourg Plenary on the review of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU and on the conclusions of the European Council and Informal Meeting of the 27 Heads of State or Government of 28 and 29 June.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Strasbourg, France: meets with Mr Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6 July

Market conditions for the space industry workshop
In the context of the targeted consultation for the initiative ‘A Space Strategy for Europe’, the European Commission is organising a 2-day workshop dedicated to market conditions for the space industry.The workshop will take a comprehensive view of Earth observation, satellite navigation and telecommunications focusing on: overcoming barriers specific to space markets; new business models; establishing the space business ecosystem and boosting entrepreneurship; smart financing; streamlining space in EU policies. The workshop is aimed at public and private space sector representatives. It presents an opportunity to discuss and exchange views about improving market conditions in the space industry. High-level speakers from the Commission, the European Space Agency (ESA), national public institutions, industry and users will share their experiences and animate the discussion.

Wednesday 6 July

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Angel Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain.

Mr Neven Mimica in Luxembourg: participates in the Sustainable Development Steering Committee at the European Investment Bank.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Bratislava, Slovakia: participates in the European Migration Network annual conference.

Thursday 7 July

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Almedalen, Sweden: participates in the Almedalen Week and speaks at the Seminar «Start-ups and entrepreneurial innovation: Swedish examples as EU good practice?» and «Sharing economy: innovative potential or regulatory challenge?».

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Luxembourg: meets with Mr François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures of Luxembourg, Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank and Mr Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank.

Friday 8 July

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ms Federica Mogherini in Warsaw, Poland (until 09/07): attends the Warsaw NATO Summit 2016.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: delivers a speech at the High-level conference celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the European Roma Framework Strategy, organised by the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič and Mr Jyrki Katainen in Bratislava, Slovakia: meet with Mr Peter Pelegrini, Deputy Prime Minister for Investment of Slovakia; and with Mr Peter Kažimír, Finance Minister of Slovakia.

A full list with meetings of Commissioners can be found here.

 

European Economic and Social Committee

Monday 4 July

Study Group on The New Electricity Market design and potential impacts on vulnerable consumers
Discussion of the working document on The New Electricity Market design and potential impacts on vulnerable consumers.

Study Group on Mid-term evaluation of Horizon 2020
Discussion of the working document on Mid-term evaluation of Horizon 2020.

Section for external relations: EUROMED follow-up committee 
Presentation by Jean-Paul Tricart, adviser international issues, DG Employment on the Union for Mediterranean ministerial meeting on labour and employment to be held in September 2016; Discussion on the common declaration with the Tunisian Quartet regarding the Free Trade Agreement; Discussion of the draft programme of the Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions to be held in Athens on 25-26 October 2016; possible collaboration with the EEAS on the consultative role of civil society in the European Neighbourhood Policy; De-briefing on the Union for the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly Plenary Meeting;     Presentation of the project on enhancing social dialogue in the Mediterranean region.

Subcommittee on Future proof legislation
Discussion of the working document on Future proof legislation.

Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 July 

15th Regional seminar of EU-ACP Economic and social interest groups
The EESC organises regional seminars every year in an ACP region –this year, in Eastern Africa (Nairobi) on 4‑5 July 2016, with three main topics of discussion: Implementation of the SDGs ; The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Eastern African States; The post-Cotonou agenda. At the end of the seminar, a final declaration will be issued that will be forwarded to the partners of the Cotonou agreement. Around 60 representatives of economic and social actors as well as political authorities and international organisations will attend the seminar.

Tuesday 5 July

Study group on Cooperation with third countries in promoting regular migration to the EU
Presentation of the Draft Information Report on Cooperation with third countries in promoting regular migration to the EU.

Section for the single market, production and consumption: Single Market Observatory (SMO) 
Presentation of the European Parliament study on «Gold-plating in the European Social Fund»; Information on the studies and information reports on: «The workings of the Services Directive in the meat processing sector”; Transposition practice; The digital Single Market – Obstacles and trends.

Study Group on Long term social care, labour supply and mobility
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion.

Study Group on Concluding observations of the UN CRPD Committee – A new strategy for persons with disabilities in the European Union
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion.

Wednesday 6 July

Study Group on eGovernment Action Plan 2016 – 2020
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government.

Study Group on Shipbreaking and the recycling society
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion on Shipbreaking and the recycling society.

Study Group on European Pillar of Social Rights
Discussion of the outline.

Study Group on Public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting)
Thematic debate on Public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting); Discussion of the revised preliminary draft opinion on Public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting).

Study Group on the European Cloud Initiative
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: European Cloud Initiative – Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe.

Wednesday 6  – Thursday 7 July 

EU-Africa Network of economic and social stakeholders
Meetings of the EU-Africa Network of economic and social stakeholders have been held on an annual basis since 2014. The first two meetings were held in Brussels. In 2016 the network will gather on African soil for the first time. The meeting will take place in Nairobi (Kenya) on 6-7 July. This year the focus will be on 2 topics: Migration and Climate Change and Agriculture.

Thursday 7 July

Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs
With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015, the United Nations has set out an unprecedented action plan to fight poverty and inequalities worldwide while respecting planetary boundaries. Achieving these goals will be challenging for European countries as well as for the EU as a whole. The Commission announced it would take action in 2016 to define next steps for a sustainable European future and unveil a new approach, ensuring Europe’s economic prosperity and social and environmental sustainability beyond the 2020 timeframe in order to implement the SDGs. his conference shall feed into this process. Opened by the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans, it will provide civil society and stakeholders with a forum to express their ideas on how EU internal and external polices can best contribute to an effective implementation of SDGs. Working groups on sustainable consumption and production, social justice and decent work, sustainable business and investment and on global partnership and peace will generate interactive discussions. The event will reflect the outcome of recent major conferences in Europe and feature a debate with Karl Falkenberg, special adviser of the Commission President on ways to strengthen sustainable development in the EU.

Hearing and Study Group on Promoting innovative and high growth firms
Hearing: The role of research intensive clusters in the promotion of innovative and high growth firms; Proposals by stakeholders and actors on promoting innovative and high growth firms. Visits to innovative and high growth firms in the research intensive cluster of Santiago de Compostela.

116th meeting of the Communication Group
Going local: Members as ambassadors – best practices – exchange
Feedback from Porto meeting with contact points; Presentation of the House of European History by the European Parliament (tbc): Discussion on the EESC and the new HEH; EMAS – Use of paper; Europe in Harmony; YEYS; EESCinfo online; Culture.

Study Group on Strengthening the European personal care, body hygiene and beauty products industrial sector
Discussion of preliminary draft opinion on the European personal care products sector.

Friday 8 July 

Study Group on Promoting innovative and high growth firms
Examination of the preliminary draft opinion and insertion of contributions obtained during the hearing.

EU-Montenegro Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee 
Assessment of the state of play in Montenegro accession negotiations to the EU; Discussion on the Connectivity Agenda in the areas of Energy and Transport; Chapter 5: Public procurement – state of play and feedback on DG NEAR questionnaire on corruption; Discussion on the state of industrial relations in Montenegro; Discussion on the current situation in the development of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Montenegro.

Study Group on Towards a coherent EU labour migration policy
Presentation by a European Commission representative; Discussion of the working document Towards a coherent EU labour migration policy.

Study Group on ICT Standardisation for the Digital Single Market
Discussion of the preliminary draft opinion on Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market.

Study Group on European standards for the 21st century
Discussion of the working document on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – European standards for the 21st century.

More information about EESC events can be found here.
The agendas of the different EESC meetings can be found here.

 

Committee of the Regions

Monday 4 July

Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) 
For decision: Opinions on the basis of consultations (Rule 41(a) – Appointment of rapporteurs; Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) i)); Decision to draw up an opinion; Appointment of rapporteurs; Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) ii)); Decision to request Bureau authorisation for an opinion; Provisional appointment of rapporteurs; Decisions not to draw up an opinion; Ongoing work programme and decision on attributions by the president.
Opinions – First discussion and adoption: Simplification of ESIF from the perspective of Local and Regional Authorities; Aviation Strategy; An EU Roadmap for Cycling.
Update on the CoR’s activities in the REFIT platform.

Tuesday 5 July

Second meeting of the European Committee of the Regions – Ukraine Task Force
The second meeting of the European Committee of the Regions – Ukraine Task Force will be hosted by the Odessa Regional State Administration and will consist of two sessions dedicated to the challenges and achievements in Ukraine’s decentralisation reforms and regional development.  This event represents an opportunity to bring together members of the Ukraine Task Force, experts, policy advisors, national policy makers, representatives of local and regional authorities and civil society engaged in political reform in support of local democracy and good governance in Ukraine.

Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July

7th European Summit of Regions and Cities
Taking place at a the middle of the current EU legislature and a crucial junction of European integration a few days after the UK referendum, the 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities will be jointly held by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Self-Governing Region and the City of Bratislava as one of the key events during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. Under the headline «Invest and connect», the thematic focus will be on: connecting people, places and resources; investing in partnership with Europe’s regions and cities; simplifying the management of and access to EU funds. These themes will be discussed by 800 EU, national, regional and local leaders and high-level speakers in Bratislava on 8 and 9 July 2016. An outreach programme will include cultural events and public debates in order to involve a wider audience.

More information about Committee of the Regions events can be found here
The agendas of the different Committee of the Regions meetings can be found here.

 

Slovak Presidency

Wednesday 6  – Thursday 7 July

EMN Conference 2016 – Rethinking Returns from the EU: Sustainable Returns and Cooperation with Third Countries
The EMN conference will seek to discuss the current state of play, good practice and lessons learnt in return and reintegration of migrants from outside the EEA for further use by the EU and its Member States. It will put European return policy and measures into the broader context of present migration trends and realities as well as of situation in the countries of return. In several panel discussions, speakers from the European Commission, EU agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academia and selected EU Member States will present their inputs on the following topics: Current migration situation in Europe and the role of the EU return policy amidst of it; Enhancing cooperation with countries of return from the EU perspective; Practical cooperation in achieving sustainable return and reintegration: ensuring an efficient return scheme; Perspectives from countries of origin on return and reintegration; Approaches to rejected asylum seekers and non-returnable migrants; Understanding migrant’s awareness of their situation and relevance for European policy-making in the field of irregular migration and return.

The agenda of the Dutch Presidency can be found here.

 

Council of Europe

Monday 4 July

The Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Parliamentary Project Support Division will organise a conference on “Media freedom as a cornerstone for democratic elections”, in co-operation with PACE’s Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society. This activity is organised as part of the Council of Europe–EU joint programme of co-operation with the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus).

Tuesday 5 July

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 15 judgments concerning Austria, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Jeronovičs v. Latvia at a public hearing.
The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Buzadji v. the Republic of Moldova at a public hearing.

Wednesday 6 July

The European Court of Human Rights will hold the a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Simeonovi v. Bulgaria (9.15 am)

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Better Regulation, Inter-institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights

Thursday 7 July

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 57 judgments and/or decisions concerning Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, represented by its President, Jean-Claude Frécon, and the Government of the Republic of Moldova, represented by the Secretary General, Tudor Copaci, will sign a roadmap for the implementation of recommendation 322 (2012) on local and regional democracy in Moldova. The signing will mark the commitment of the Congress and the Moldovan government to pursue the co-operation and political dialogue initiated as part of the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, ratified by Moldova in 1997.

Find an overview of Council of Europe events here.

Find an overview of Council of Europe events here; the PACE diary here; the Congress calendar of events here; Information on forthcoming judgments here; the calendar of hearings here; information on Venice Commission events here; and the Chairmanship agenda here.

 

OSCE

Parliamentary Assembly

Friday 1 – Tuesday 5 July

25th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Held under the theme «25 Years of Parliamentary Co-operation: Building Trust Through Dialogue,» the Session will commemorate the quarter-century anniversary of the Assembly’s work. Featuring keynote presentations by senior officials and several days of parliamentary debate in committee and plenary meetings, the Session is expected to culminate in adoption by majority vote of the 2016 Tbilisi Declaration. The Declaration will contain the Assembly’s wide-ranging pronouncements and policy recommendations for the OSCE and its participating States in the fields of political affairs, economics, the environment and human rights.

More information can be found here

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