Coming up: whistle-blowers, Brexit and road safety - EU monitor

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Source: European Parliament (EP) i, published on Friday, April 12 2019.

Protecting whistle-blowers, the state of play on Brexit and improving road safety are among the topics in the last plenary session of the current term.

Protection of whistle-blowers

New EU rules to protect people reporting breaches of EU law will be voted by MEPs on 16 April. All forms of retaliation will be prohibited and safe channels for reporting will be created.

European Border and Coast Guard

Parliament will vote on 17 April on plans to give the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027 to boost Europe's security.

Road safety

On 16 April Parliament will vote on new measures to improve road safety and reduce accidents. The rules would make 30 safety features compulsory for new cars.

Brexit

On 16 April, MEPs will debate the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 10 April about the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Workers’ rights

Parliament will vote on 15 April on new legislation creating rights for the most vulnerable employees on atypical contracts and in non-standard jobs, such as gig economy workers.

Terrorist content online

New measures to be voted on 17 April will require internet companies to remove terrorist content within an hour of receiving an order from the authorities.

Consumer protection

New rules to tackle misleading and unfair practices and ensure that consumers across the EU have the same rights will be voted on by MEPs on 17 April.

Future of Europe

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will be in plenary on 17 April to exchange views on the future of Europe with MEPs. It will be the 20th debate in the series.

Climate change

On 16 April MEPs will discuss how to fight climate change with activist Greta Thunberg during a meeting of the environment committee.

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Created: 12-04-2019 - 09:37