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Strasbourg Plenary Session 13 – 16 February 2017

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CETA final vote. Parliament will vote on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Wednesday, after a morning debate on the landmark deal, which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows. Lead MEPs will hold a joint press conference with Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström after the vote, at 14.00. Canada’s […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 16 – 19 January 2017

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Mid-term election of EP President. MEPs will elect the new President of the European Parliament for the next two and a half years in a secret ballot on Tuesday. If not elected by an absolute majority of valid votes cast during the first three ballots, MEPs will choose the new President from the two best […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 12 – 15 December 2016

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Sakharov Prize Award. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, public advocates for the Yazidi community in Iraq and survivors of sexual enslavement by the so-called Islamic State, will receive the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a ceremony on Tuesday at noon. Railway package. New rules to introduce bidding for public contracts […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 21 – 24 November 2016

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EU-Turkey relations. The question of whether EU accession talks with Turkey should be frozen or made subject to further conditions will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday afternoon. A resolution will be voted on Thursday. Four months after the 15 July coup attempt in Turkey, the deterioration of democracy there […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 24 – 27 October 2016

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Budget 2017 and MFF revision. Parliament is to adopt its position on next year’s EU budget, ahead of negotiations with the Council. MEPs will demand more funds to help young people into jobs, boost economic growth and help third countries with a view to mitigating the migration crisis. They will also discuss the Commission’s proposal […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 3 – 9 October 2016

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Paris agreement – Parliament is ready to vote on the UN Climate Change agreement struck in Paris last year. If the Council approves the agreement on Friday, Parliament is set to give its consent on Tuesday noon. EU summit – In preparation for the 20-21 October European Council summit of EU leaders, MEPs will discuss […]

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STRASBOURG PLENARY SESSION 12 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2016

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State and future of the European Union debate with Jean-Claude Juncker Two days before the 27 EU heads of state or government – minus the UK – meet informally in Bratislava, Parliament will discuss the way forward for the European Union, following EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual “State of the European Union” speech on […]

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STRASBOURG PLENARY SESSION 4 – 7 JULY 2016

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Summit Outcome. Parliament will debate the outcome of the 28 – 29 EU summit with EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Besides the consequences of the UK’s EU membership referendum, the heads of state or government also discussed digital single market and capital markets union proposals, “European Semester” country-specific economic policy […]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 6 – 9 June 2016

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Migration. A new EU plan to address the root causes of migration will be presented by the EU Commission and debated in plenary on Tuesday afternoon. The proposal, prepared by Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, foresees using EU funds to promote private investment in migrants’ countries of origin, […]

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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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