The Week Ahead 31 May – 06 June 2021

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Multinationals/tax transparency. Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators will try to agree on new EU rules requiring multinational companies to disclose the amount of tax they pay in each EU country, the so-called country-by-country reporting. These new rules will provide the public and tax authorities with more transparency on what – and where – taxes are being paid (Tuesday).

Spring Eurobarometer.
 A new Eurobarometer, commissioned by the European Parliament and conducted between March and April 2021, will be published on Thursday. The survey focuses on public views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on citizens’ personal lives and financial situation, as well as on EU’s response.

Plenary preparations
. Political groups will prepare the 7-10 June plenary session. MEPs will debate and vote on the EU Digital Covid Certificate facilitating the right to free movement during the pandemic and contributing to the gradual lifting of travel restrictions, on the EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030, on the rule of law situation in the EU, on a Citizens’ Initiative to gradually end caged farming and on the problem of cyberattacks in the EU. Winding up debates from May’s plenary, MEPs will vote on resolutions on the proposal to waive patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines and on the Czech Prime Minister’s conflict of interest. On 9 June, President Sassoli will award the 2021 Lux European Audience Film Award.

President’s diary.
 EP President David Sassoli will deliver a speech at the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) on Tuesday. President Sassoli will open the Charlemagne Prize on Wednesday and meet Lithuania’s Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė on Thursday. On Friday, the President will meet Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïded and Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor.

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