Ukraine. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and rapidly unfolding developments on the Crimea are up for a debate and vote on Wednesday. On Monday evening, the Foreign Affairs Committee will discuss the €11 bn. EU aid package to Ukraine.
NSA inquiry. A separate resolution closing a six-month inquiry into US mass surveillance says data protection should be kept out of the EU-US trade talks and negotiated separately, The EU should suspend its bank data deal with the US and the Safe Harbour privacy principles for US firms; the fight against terrorism can never justify secret and illegal mass surveillance. (Debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday)
Troika performance. The EU/ECB/IMF "Troika" helped four EU countries through the crisis and prevented it from getting worse, but there were important flaws in their way of working, says a draft resolution after a four-month investigation. A second resolution touches on adverse impacts of Troika-inspired reforms on employment and calls for a revision of the measures put in place. (Debate Wednesday, vote Thursday)
Package travel.* Holiday makers should be guaranteed help getting home if their travel agency goes bust while they are abroad and travel organisers should be obliged to offer reimbursement if they raise the price or change the flight times significantly after a sale is concluded. (Debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday)
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