By Desmond Hinton-Beales and Ruth Marsden - 26th March 2012
Monday sees transport commissioner Siim Kallas in the TRAN committee at an urgent request to explain the commission's reinterpretation of the rules on longer and heavier trucks on Europe's roads.
The ECON committee discusses the 'two pack' on Monday, looking at increasing economic and budgetary surveillance in eurozone member states experiencing financial instability.
On Tuesday morning parliament's civil liberties (LIBE) committee will hold a fresh public hearing on the CIA's alleged detention and transfers of prisoners in Europe.
Also on Tuesday, LIBE will vote on the passenger name record (PNR) deal on the transfer of EU air passenger data to the US authorities. MEPs are concerned over the consequences for EU industries if the deal is rejected.
The TRAN committee is also set to discuss the future of regional airports and air services, aiming to ensure these sub-national infrastructures are eligible for EU funding.
Also on Tuesday, the ECON committee holds talks with the Greek EU-ECB-IMF troika, including economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn.
On Thursday, in parliament's mini-plenary, MEPs are set for the final vote on parliament's over-the-counter derivatives report, which should make the €425 trillion sector safer and more transparent.
MEPs will also vote on air passenger's rights on Thursday. Greens/EFA deputy Keith Taylor will issue an own initiative report with recommendations to the commission, including a call for airlines to be more precise with regards to compensation for passenger's in exceptional circumstances.