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Mini Session Agenda Armenian genocide – MEPs are set to debate and vote on a resolution by political groups commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide Bangladesh textile industry – Two years after the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory, MEPs take stock of progress made in the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact Transfer [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 9 – 12 March 2015

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Murder of Boris Nemtsov – MEPs will debate the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and the general state of democracy in Russia with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and put a resolution to the vote. (Wednesday, Thursday) European Semester 2015 – Economic priorities for Europe are up for a key debate with [...]

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Brussels Plenary Session – 25 February 2015

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First discussion on European Energy Union strategy Parliament will discuss the plans for a European Energy Union, a top priority for the current Commission, after they are unveiled in the House on Wednesday afternoon by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union. Parliament to debate ECB activities with Mario Draghi MEPs will debate the ECB’s activities [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 9 – 12 February 2015

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Tax rulings – MEPs will vote on the setting up of a special committee to examine tax rulings issued by Member States. (Thursday) Counter-terrorism – MEPs will debate priorities ahead of the informal EU summit on Wednesday at 09.00. A resolution recommending possible counter-terrorism measures will be put to the vote at noon. This issue [...]

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Brussels Plenary Session 28 January 2015

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EU fund for strategic investments – The Commission proposal for a new funding instrument to leverage €315bn in private and public investment to boost growth and jobs, the so-called “Juncker-plan”, will be discussed with the Council and Commission during the plenary session. International climate agreement – A roadmap and preparations for reaching a global climate [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 12 – 15 January 2015

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Charlie Hebdo – At the opening of the session, President Schulz will make a statement on the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices, followed by a minute of silence in remembrance of the victims and a round of political group chairs. Debate with Tusk – Newly-elected European Council President Donald Tusk will attend his first [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 15 – 21 December 2014

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Commission work programme 2015 MEPs will discuss the implementation of Parliament’s political priorities with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President Frans Timmermans, after the College of Commissioners approves the Commission work programme in the morning. A press conference is scheduled after the debate, at 16.30 (Tuesday) Budget 2015 Parliament is to vote on the EU’s [...]

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Europe and Africa agree on €2bn research funding to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases

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A new partnership of EU and African countries launched today in Cape Town, South Africa will aim to develop new and better medicines for infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hookworms and Ebola. Building on the success of an earlier programme, the second European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme (EDCTP2) will work with [...]

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Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November and deliver a formal address to MEPs at 11.15. 2014 Sakharov Prize to be awarded to Dr Denis Mukwege Dr Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist who specialises in [...]

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Brussels Plenary Session 12 – 13 November 2014

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EU financial interests European Court of Auditors President Vítor Manuel da Silva Caldeira will present its 2013 annual report on the regularity of EU institutions’ financial transactions to the full house. The estimated overall error rate of 4.7% in 2013 is still well above the 2% threshold under which ECA could classify payments as error [...]

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