Sofia 2016 session preparation

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

High consumption of single-use plastic carrier bags, their inappropriate end-of-life treatment and their resistance to degradation are damaging the environment, especially its various eco-systems. There are also additional implications for human and animal health and resource efficiency. What measures should be taken on a transnational level?

    Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

    Tackling Tax Avoidance: Bearing in mind the economic and social consequences of multinational corporations (MNCs) aggressive use of corporate tax planning methods to lower their effective tax rates, how can the link between taxation and real economic activity be restored?

      Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

      Free movement is an essential part of the single market and a fundamental right in the EU. What happens if a person loses his job in another EU-country? Should he be entitled to social benefits on the same level as citizens of that country?

        Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

        With general concerns over a prevailing pay gap, and women’s underrepresentation in decision making processes in EU member states, there is still a great amount of work to be done towards gender equality in the European Union. What steps could the EU take to reach gender equality and to empower women?

          Transport and Tourism (TRAN)

          Solving the gridlock: With 75 % of EU citizens living in urban areas, how can the EU contribute to the development of urban mobility while safeguarding public health and sustainability, as well as accessibility and transport efficiency?

            Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

            Sitting is the new smoking: At an average of €80.4 billion per year, the expenses tied to the consequences of physical inactivity amongst Europeans are rising. How can the EU and its Member States respond to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and preserve the health of their citizens?