EU summit and future of Europe
Council President Donald Tusk will discuss with MEPs the outcome of the 19-20 October meeting of European leaders, which focussed on migration and asylum, defence, and the Brexit negotiations.

Media freedom debate after murder of Maltese journalist
Political groups will discuss media freedom and protection for journalists, after the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist noted for her work on the Panama papers, corruption, and also drug trafficking.

Shielding investors and the EU economy against bad loan packages
Packaged loans will have to be made less complex and more transparent before they can be sold on to investors, say draft rules to be voted on Thursday.

Strengthening security checks at Europe’s borders
A common electronic system to speed up checks at the Schengen area’s external border and register all non-EU travellers will be debated and voted on Wednesday.

Posted workers
EP ready for negotiations with member states Parliament will be ready to start talks with EU governments on the revised rules on the posting of workers, as MEPs are expected to back the negotiating mandate in plenary.

European Parliament President to announce 2017 Sakharov Prize winner

The winner of the 2017 Sakharov Prize will be decided by European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and political group leaders and announced by Mr Tajani in plenary session on Thursday.

EP to call for glyphosate phase-out, with full ban by end 2020
MEPs want a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020, and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance.

Other topics for debate and vote

• EU Commission to-do list for 2018: debate with First Vice-President Timmermans
• Drugs: speed up clamp-down on new psychoactive substances
• Boosting the use of organic and safer fertilisers in the EU
• Forest fires in northern Spain and Portugal: how to step up EU help
• Trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
• How to tap into the Eurozone’s full economic potential MEPs to agree on robust 2018 EU Budget ahead of negotiations with member states
• EU’s long-term budget: first reform proposals for post-2020 financial framework
• EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers
• Protecting workers through stricter rules on carcinogens
• Sexual harassment and abuse in the EU
• Minimum income schemes: helping people out of poverty and back into active life
• Anti-gypsyism – combatting discrimination against Roma in the EU