Parliamentary Week from May 6 to 10, 2024 (PK0431/05/03/2024)

VIENNA (PK) – The last two days of regular hearings of the Red-Blue Commission on Abuse of Power will take place next week. The audit committee’s agenda includes audit reports on academic leave and shortage of skilled workers. In the Foreign Policy Committee, MEPs discussed the recently submitted Foreign and European Policy Statement 2022 with Alexander Schallenberg.

Monday, May 6, 2024

10 am:

On the occasion of Europe Day, the President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, and the Executive President of the European Commission, Wolfgang Bokensberger, invite you to the ceremony. Europe Day is celebrated every year for peace and unity in Europe. In this year’s election year – 70 years after the foundation stone for today’s EU – EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Federal Chancellor Karl Nehhammer are speakers at the event. In between, Elena Sarto will entertain with a poetry slam. (Parliament, National Council Hall)

Media representatives are requested to register at [email protected].

3 p.m.:

National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka meets with German Bundestag Vice President Petra Pau for an official dialogue. (Parliament, Reception Room)

6:00 PM:

This time, the event series “The Art of Dialogue: Literature in Parliament” will focus on the precursors and role of women in the development of the Jewish upper bourgeoisie in Central Europe. Historian, writer and cultural manager Marie-Thérèse Arnbaum, author, Jewish genealogist and entrepreneur Georg Koukush discuss special discussion questions about women who fought for women’s rights in the Jewish middle class from the mid-19th century. The first devoted themselves to social and political associations and educational work. Parliamentary Director Harald Dosi gives welcome speech. (Parliament, Theophile Hansen Local 3)

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Media representatives are requested to register at [email protected].

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka is in Luxembourg for official visits. There he will meet Tony Murphy, President of the European Court of Auditors, Koen Lennards, President of the European Court of Justice, and Claude Wieseler, President of the Delegation.

09.00 am:

Members of the Development Cooperation Subcommittee meet for discussions with World Bank Vice President Axel von Trotzenberg. (Parliament, Elise Richter Local 2)

10 am:

The audit committee has organized a meeting. MPs will discuss educational leave, the red-white-red card and the “EU Blue Card”, the shortage of skilled workers and test reports on the Austrian Business Agency (ABA). (Parliament, National Council Hall)

10 am:

The Red-Blue Abuse of Power Inquiry Committee has invited some people to provide information. Agreed so far

Reinhard Teufel, managing director of Signs advertising agency and Lichter.Schmiede advertising agency, former official of the FPÖ and FPÖ club leader in the Lower Austrian state parliament. (Parliament, Erwin Schrödinger Local 1)

11 am:

In addition to the Foreign and European Policy Statement 2022, an all-party resolution on the recognition of technical college degrees between Austria and Italy is on the agenda of the Foreign Policy Committee. Opposition demands include the reduction of Russian diplomatic staff in Austria and a control point for Ukrainian payments. (Parliament, Bertha Van Sutner Local 4)

3 p.m.:

Members of the Subcommittee on Development Cooperation meet with representatives of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during the discussion. (Parliament, Elise Richter Local 2)

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4 pm:

Members of the Foreign Policy Committee met with Cristina Gerasimo, Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of Moldova. (Parliament, Egon Schiele Local 7)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

09.00 am:

Some respondents have been invited to the last regular day of hearings of the Red-Blue Inquiry Committee on abuse of power. A former employee of former vice chancellor and FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache has so far agreed. (Parliament, Erwin Schrödinger Local 1)

10 am:

The President’s Conference sets the agenda for the next plenary sessions. More information can be found in the “Top of the National Council” newsletter in Parliamentary Letters. (Parliament, Office of the President)

1:00 PM:

Environment Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been set. (Parliament, Ludwig Wittgenstein Local 5)

2 pm:

The finance committee has organized a meeting. The agenda has not yet been set. (Parliament, Bertha Van Sutner Local 4)

(final) keg/lan

Note: Current dates can be found in Parliament’s online calendar. Media staff are requested to pre-register for filming and photography at [email protected].

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