State of the Union debate: shaping the EU’s future
MEPs will take stock of the Juncker Commission’s achievements midway through its mandate but most of all discuss ways forward to a strong EU committed to protecting its citizens and deliver economic growth and jobs. The Commission President will kick off the debate in his annual “State of the Union” speech in plenary session on Wednesday morning.

WiFi4EU: final vote on free internet access in public areas
An EU scheme that will allow more than 5,000 wireless internet connections to be set up in public areas (hospitals, libraries, etc) across the EU, and create a single EU-wide authentication system for them, will be debated and put to a vote on Tuesday.

Securing gas supply across the EU
Member states facing a gas supply crisis will be able to count on help from neighbouring countries under new rules informally agreed by MEPs and ministers to strengthen the security of gas supplies across the EU. The rules will be debated on Tuesday morning and put to Parliament’s final vote on the same day at noon.

Eggs scandal: speeding up EU-wide warnings on food risks
The contamination of eggs with the insecticide Fipronil, which affected almost all EU countries and ways to improve the EU’s rapid alert system, will be debated by MEPs, the Commission and the Council on Tuesday morning.

Disabled people to get easier access to products and services
Disabled people will have easier access to key products and services such as phones, ATMs and ticketing and check-in machines, under draft EU rules to be debated on Wednesday and put to a vote on Thursday.

Boosting CO2 absorption by forests to fight climate change
Plans to boost forests’ absorption of CO2 and cut greenhouse-gas emissions as a way to tackle climate change will be put to a vote on Wednesday.

Special counter-terrorism committee to start work
The list of candidate MEPs to form the 30-strong special committee on counter-terrorism (TERR) is up for a vote on Tuesday. Its first meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

North Korean nuclear threats
A series of missile and nuclear tests by North Korea, causing growing international tensions, will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday.

The future of EU-Turkey relations
Turkey’s future in Europe, its continued backsliding with respect to the rule of law, human rights and media freedom will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday afternoon. The debate is to be wrapped up by a resolution to be voted on during October I plenary.

Migration across the Mediterranean: debate with Federica Mogherini
Ways to stem migration flows into the EU, particularly via the Mediterranean route, will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday.

MEPs set to call for stricter EU arms export controls
EU member states must ensure that their arms export control decisions are consistent; MEPs are set to say on Wednesday. If necessary, an EU supervisory body should be set up, they add.

Other topics on the agenda:

Making trade work for human rights and against inequality
Anti-corruption drive to curb human rights abuses
Aviation emissions: MEPs to back ETS exemption for intercontinental flights
Dieselgate: focus on public health and consumer rights
Fire safety in buildings: how to prevent further tragedies?
Easing access to capital for innovative and socially beneficial companies
MEPs to call on Norway to stop whaling
North Sea fisheries: ensuring sustainable stocks and livelihoods
Venezuela’s escalating crisis
Stronger EU ties with India
EU to boost trade with Iceland
Earthquakes in Italy: €1.2 billion in EU repair aid
€3.5 million EU aid to former workers at Microsoft Finland and suppliers
Extra €500 million to fight youth unemployment
Erasmus+ programme at risk?
MEPs want more transparency in law-making
MEPs may oppose plan to relax radioactivity checks on food from around Fukushima
Hurricane Irma: help needed
Human rights: MEPs to denounce Rohingya crisis in Myanmar