Strasbourg Plenary Session 9 – 12 May 2016

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Asylum reform: MEPs to debate proposed changes to the Dublin rules The EU Commission’s 4 May proposal to revise the Dublin rules, which determine which EU country is responsible for processing an asylum application, will be debated by MEPs and the Commission on Wednesday afternoon in Strasbourg. How to restore Schengen? – Plenary debate MEPs, [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 11 – 14 April 2016

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PNR. Parliament will debate and vote on a provisional agreement with member states on the use of passenger name records (PNR). The passenger data collected by airlines are to be shared with national authorities for the prevention of terrorism and serious crime. A press conference will be held on Wednesday at 14.00. (Debate Wednesday, vote [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 07 – 10 March 2016

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EU leaders on refugee crisis. MEPs will be updated by the Commission on the implementation of the EU Action Plan on migration and progress made by member states, on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, they will discuss the outcome of the 7 March EU-Turkey Summit with Dutch minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert from the Council Presidency and [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 1 – 4 February 2016

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Migration/Schengen. MEPs will discuss the refugee crisis and border checks, both at EU external borders and within the Schengen passport-free area, with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Tuesday afternoon. In a joint debate, they will also quiz the Commission on state of play on EU funding for refugees in Turkey and respect for the [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 18 – 24 January 2016

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Poland. Parliament will debate the state of the rule of law and restrictions to press freedom in Poland with Polish Prime minister Beata Szydło, the Council Presidency and the Commission on Tuesday afternoon at 16.00. EU summit outcome. Conclusions of the 17-18 December European summit on fight against terrorism and the implementation of EU responses [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 14 – 17 December 2015

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Sakharov Prize. Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger and author of the website Free Saudi Liberals is this year’s laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Mr Badawi has been detained since 2012 on the charge of breaking Saudi technology laws and insulting religious figures. Mr Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, will receive the [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 23 – 29 November 2015

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Terrorist attacks. MEPs will discuss the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent police and military operations, and also give their feedback on the 20 November Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting, in a key debate with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg’s Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 26 October – 29 October 2015

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Refugee crisis. The outcome of the EU summit on 15 October and the special summit on the Western Balkans migration route on 25 October as well as the Valletta summit with African countries on 11-12 November, will be debated with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday, at 10.00. Tax [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 5 – 8 October 2015

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A debate on the air strikes on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which killed 12 Médecins Sans Frontières staff and 10 patients including three children, has been added to the agenda on Wednesday at 08.30. It will start with a statement by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini French President François Hollande and German Chancellor [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 7 – 10 September 2015

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State of the Union. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver his first State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday morning at 09.00, followed by a debate on achievements to date and the Commission’s 2016 work programme. Prior to the debate, Jean-Claude Juncker will attend Parliament’s Conference of Presidents on [...]

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