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Parliamentary Week 6-10 May 2024 (PK0431/05/03/2024)

Parliamentary Week 6-10 May 2024 (PK0431/05/03/2024)

VIENNA (PK) – The red-blue commission investigating abuse of power will hold its last two regular days of interrogations next week. The audit committee's agenda includes audit reports on study leaves and the shortage of skilled workers. In the Foreign Policy Committee, MPs discussed the recently presented Foreign and European Policy Report 2022 with Alexander Schallenberg. This year, Parliament celebrates Europe Day on May 9 with a party.

Monday, May 6, 2024

10 am:

On the occasion of Europe Day, President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka and Acting Head of the European Commission Representation Wolfgang Bogensberger invite you to attend a ceremony. Europe Day is celebrated every year for peace and unity in Europe. In this election year – more than seventy years after today's laying of the foundation stone for the European Union – EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer are participating in the program as speakers. In the middle, Elena Sarto will enjoy reciting a poem. (Parliament, National Council Hall)

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

3 pm:

National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka meets with Vice President of the German Bundestag Petra Bau for an official conversation. (Parliament, reception hall)

6:00 PM:

This time, the “Art of Dialogue: Literature in Parliament” series of events addresses the pioneers of progress and the role of women in the Jewish upper bourgeoisie in Central Europe. Run by historian, author and cultural director Marie-Thérèse Arnbaum, Jewish genealogist and businesswoman, addresses questions about women who campaigned for women's rights in the Jewish middle class from the mid-nineteenth century onwards in an expert discussion. They founded the first social and political associations and devoted themselves to educational work. Parliamentary Director Harald Dusse delivers welcoming remarks. (Parliament, Theophil Hansen Local 3)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka is visiting Luxembourg on an official visit. There he will meet, among others, the President of the European Court of Auditors Tony Murphy, the President of the European Court of Justice Koen Lennaerts, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Claude Wiesler for discussions.

09.00 AM:

Members of the Development Cooperation Subcommittee meet for discussion with World Bank Vice President Axel van Trotsenburg. (Parliament, Elise Richter Local 2)

10 am:

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

10 am:

The Red and Blue Abuse of Power Commission has called on some people to come forward with information. So far I have agreed

Managing Director of Signs Advertising Agency and Lichter.Schmiede Advertising Agency, Reinhard Teufel is a former FPÖ official and Chairman of the FPÖ Club in the Lower Austria State Parliament. (Parliament, Erwin Schrödinger Local 1)

11 am:

In addition to the 2022 Foreign and European Policy Report, there is an all-party proposal to recognize technical college degrees between Austria and Italy in the Foreign Policy Committee programme. The opposition's demands include reducing the number of Russian diplomatic staff in Austria and establishing a monitoring point for payments to Ukraine. (Parliament, Bertha von Suttner Local District 4)

3 pm:

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

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4 pm:

Members of the Foreign Policy Committee meet with Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Kristina Gerasimov for discussion. (Parliament, Egon Schiele Local District 7)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

09.00 AM:

Some respondents were also invited to the last regular day of questioning by the Red and Blue Abuse of Power Commission. A former employee of former Vice Chancellor and FPÖ party leader Heinz-Christian Strache has so far agreed. (Parliament, Erwin Schrödinger Local 1)

10 am:

The Presidential Conference sets the agendas for the upcoming plenary sessions. More information can be found in the 'TOP in the National Council' newsletter in Parliamentary Correspondence. (Parliament, Presidential Office)

1:00 p.m.:

The Environment Committee is meeting and the agenda has not yet been determined. (Parliament, Ludwig Wittgenstein Local 5)

2 pm:

The Finance Committee has scheduled a meeting. The agenda has not yet been set. (Parliament, Bertha von Suttner Local District 4)

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