While Parliament gathers for a Committee week in Brussels, MEPs are working on reducing the risks of exposure to carcinogens at work and press freedom. They will also probe the European Commission on the appointment of its new secretary general Martin Selmayr.
MEPs vote on a draft law reducing the risks for workers to be exposed to carcinogens, especially linked to diesel engines exhausts. Violence against journalists, economic pressures, and how the industry is dealing with fake news are on the agenda of the civil liberties committee. MEPs have criticised the lack of transparency of the appointment of the European Commission's secretary general Martin Selmayr. They will hold a public hearing on the issue. From April 2018, every new car in Europe will have to be equipped with the eCall device. It automatically sends important data in case of an accident to rescue services. As of 1 April, a new regulation enables travellers in the EU to access their online subscriptions to films, video games or music services as if they were at home.