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This week in Brussels: Hosting the seminar ‘Can we afford our medicines?’; Voting on GMOs and Peace Process in NI

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Monday 10 Nov 2014

Tomorrow we vote on the draft recommendation for second reading on the possibility for Members States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory.  This was postponed from 5 November to 11 November.

Also at our meeting tomorrow members of ENVI Committee will exchange views with Miguel Arias Cañete-Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy  for the first time since he took up his office on the 1st November 2014 with Miguel Arias Cañete Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy on current and future climate policy.

Seminar, 12 November – Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe” under the auspices of MEPs Nessa CHILDERS (S&D, IE), Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA (ALDE, ES), Kostas CHRYSOGONOS (GUE/NGL, EL), Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR) with the support of the TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), Salud por Derecho, Health Action International (HAI) Europe, Doctors of the World – Médecins du monde International Network, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM).

Please join the discussion on twitter using #a2mEurope. Also note that the event will be webstreamed live at http://greenmediabox.eu/en/live/can-we-afford-our-medicines

Finally on Wed afternoon and Thurs morning, there is a sitting of the parliament’s plenary session which includes a vote on the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.