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Committee Issues

Committee Issues

Distribution of delegations

Group A

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovenia, Albania (candidate country), Serbia (candidate country) 

  • [AFET] Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • [EMPL] Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • [FEMM] Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
  • [AFCO] Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • [ENVI] Committee on Environment and Public Health

Group B

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom Montenegro (candidate country), Turkey (candidate country), Norway (EFTA/Schengen – observer country) 

  • [AFET/DROI] Committee on Foreign Affairs/sub-committee on Human Rights
  • [LIBE] Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • [AFET/SEDE] Committee on Foreign Affairs/sub-committee Security and Defence
  • [INTA] Committee on International Trade
  • [IMCO] Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection


Committee Issues

 

GROUP A

1. Foreign Affairs AFET

The question of EU-Russian relations:
What kind of approach should the European Union take towards Russia, considering their systematic efforts to destabilize the community of liberal
democracies? What could the European Union do in relation to human rights abuses and the erosion of democracy in Russia? How should the European
Union accommodate the interests of European businesses in the present geopolitical climate?

 

2. Employment and Social Affairs EMPL

The question of automation and employment:
How should the European Union approach the age of automation? Which changes in laws and rules should be considered, in terms of both enabling
economic growth and making sure that safety is not compromised? How to take into account the fact that automation will have a significant impact on the
job market?

 

3. Women's Rights and Gender Equality FEMM

The question of dealing with sexual harassment:
How should the European Union react to the growing awareness of sexual harassment of women? Considering the European Union’s power related to
workplace issues, could it do more to ensure that progress is being made in combating the problem?

 

4. Constitutional Affairs AFCO

The question of break-away regions in the EU: What approach should the European Union take in situations where a part of a
member state wishes to break away? How should the European Union react in situations in those countries that can be tense and divisive?

 

5. Environment, Public Health and Food Safety ENVI

The question of addressing growing mental health issues:
How could the European Union ensure that the issue of mental health problems receives more attention and is addressed more thoroughly? How to
ensure that people know when and how to seek help?

 

GROUP B

6. Human Rights DROI

The question of EU – Turkey relations:
Considering developments in Turkey that are in ideological opposition to European values, how should the European Union define Turkey’s position in
relation to the European Union? What could the European Union do to promote a more open society in Turkey?

 

7. Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs LIBE

The question of ensuring media accountability:
What should the European Union do to ensure the media maintains its regulatory capacity in providing objective, accurate and comprehensive
coverage of national and international events both in member states and across the globe? What measures could be taken to counter attempts to
destabilize societies and their political processes? How can the public be better prepared to deal with fake news, alternative facts, manipulated
headlines and media bashing.

 

8. Security and Defense SEDE

The question of cross European counter terrorism:
What should the European Union do in response to the growing number of terrorism-related deaths in Europe? How to accommodate the need for robust
counter-terrorism into a community of nations where privacy and other basic rights are paramount?

 

9. International Trade INTA

The question of Trans-Atlantic trade:
How should the European Union react to the fact that its long-term partner the USA is opting out of all trade agreements? What should be done in relation to
the talks on the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (TPTA)? Should TTIP be scrapped and replaced by a new US-EU trade and investment partnership?

 

10. Internal Market and Consumer Protection IMCO

The question of e-services and a single digital market:
How could the European Union make better use of modern e-services? How should it approach the drawbacks that come along with rapid digitization? How
to proceed with the Single Digital Market?


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