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The 2nd cycle of the Brussels Citizens' Assembly, of the typereagent, completed hispositioning on 5 proposalsorder and resolution of various committees of the Brussels Parliament. The parliamentary team continues the work in the committees and in plenary!

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Last posts on cycle 2

Parliamentary work

Discover the latest developments in parliament here by theme!

 

Topic: removal of an alderman's post

Position

The decision taken unanimously by the assembly is adisagreementwith the proposed text. The assemblers are thereforeversusthe proposal for the reasons given in the argument above.

Current situation

Waiting to be put on the agendaby the Brussels Parliament.

 

Theme: access to sanitary protection

Position

The position taken by the assembly is aconditional agreementwith the proposed text. The assemblers are thereforeforthe proposal for the reasons cited in the argument above,provided that amendment n°4 can be integrated.

Current situation

Waiting to be put on the agendaby the Brussels Parliament.

 

Theme: accessibility of buildings for people with reduced mobility

Position

Because this resolution responds in part to a crying need of society, the position taken by the meeting is aOKwith the text, even if none of the proposed amendments were to be accepted. The assemblers are therefore for the proposalforthe reasons and points of attention listed in the “general considerations” section.

Current situation

Waiting to be put on the agendaby the Brussels Parliament.

 

Topic: creation of autonomy insurance

Position

The decision taken by the assembly was ultimately adisagreementwith the proposed text. The assemblers are thereforeversusthe proposal for the reasons given in the argument above.

Current situation

On May 6, 2021, the members of the "Health and Assistance to Persons" Commission of the common community commission discussed the proposed ordinance.The whole proposal is rejected by 8 votes against 1 and 3 abstentions.

The written report of the discussion in committee is available on the website of the Brussels Parliament and bears the number B-9/2.

On May 28, 2021, the general discussion took place in plenary. Among other interventions, the deputy for Agora, Pepijn Kennis, presented the analysis and the reasons that led to the rejection of the text by the Brussels Citizens' Assembly. As regards the committee's conclusions, which also tend to reject the text, 60 members voted in favour, 5 against and 14 members abstained. They have therefore been endorsed by the Joint Assembly of the Common Community Commission (ARCCC).The text was therefore rejected.

The full (provisional) report of this plenary session of the Brussels Parliament is number 23.

 

Theme: fight against cyberviolence

Position

The decision taken by the assembly was aOKwith the proposed text. The assemblers are for the proposalforthe reasons cited in the argument above.

Current situation

On May 25, the text was discussed in the “Equal opportunities and women’s rights” commission. Among other interventions, the Agora deputy, Pepijn Kennis, exposed the enthusiasm of the ACB and its analysis which led to the introduction of the two amendments. These were co-signed by the original custodians of the text.

Because another text dealing with a related issue (that of revenge porn, document A-211/1, tabled by Ms Lefranck Véronique of the CdH) was simultaneously considered, the vote for each of them was postponed for a week. .

 

On June 1, the “cyberviolence” text was voted on in committee. The amendments proposed by the ACB were voted unanimously. The text as amended was accepted with 10 votes in favor and 2 abstentions.

 

Parliamentary report A-331/2 reflects the discussion in committee and contains the amendments at the end of the report. It is available on the website of the Brussels Parliament.

On June 11, the report of the commission is presented in plenary session. Mandated by the ACB, the elected representative of Agora, Pepijn Kennis, describes the position of the ACB and its motivations.The amended text was accepted by the Brussels Parliamentwith 65 votes for and 20 abstentions.

 

The (provisional) full report no. 353 of the plenary session in the Brussels Parliament on 11 June includes the various speeches on this text.

The final resolution can be consulted via the parliament's website, including the two amendments proposed by the Assembly (see point 3 of the first indent, and sixth indent).

Parliamentary question: question relating to the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

 

Current situation

These questions were tabled in parliament on May 31, then deemed admissible as of June 2. June 28,the competent Minister, Mr. Pascal Smet, answered the questionin the Committee on European Questions.

You can read the answer in the minutes of the committee meeting via the parliament's website (page 16-18), or watch the video of the minister's question and answer.