Future of Europe debate with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
MEPs will exchange views about the future of Europe with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday at 10.00.

MEPs to debate state of play on Brexit after UK House of Commons vote
At 8.30 on Wednesday, Parliament will debate the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, one day after the UK House of Commons’ meaningful vote on 15 January.

Review of Austrian presidency and debate on Romanian priorities on Tuesday
MEPs will discuss priorities of the incoming Romanian Council presidency with Prime Minister Dăncilă at 15:00, following a morning debate with Austrian Chancellor Kurz.

MEPs to debate EU summit and reform of EU asylum and migration policy
On Tuesday morning, MEPs will take stock of the results of the 13-14 December meeting of EU leaders, before debating the reform of the EU asylum and migration policy.

Pesticides: a blueprint to improve EU approval procedure
Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure for pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable, will be put to a vote on Wednesday.

Member states jeopardising the rule of law to risk losing EU money
MEPs will debate and vote on rules to freeze EU payments to member states which interfere with courts or which do not tackle fraud and corruption.

“InvestEU” programme: new boost for jobs, growth and investment
MEPs are set to approve a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during 2021-2027. The aim is to trigger almost €700 billion in investments.

Commemorating twenty years of the Euro in plenary
On 1 January 1999, the Euro was launched. To commemorate 20 years of its existence, the plenary will host a ceremony on Tuesday at 11.30.

MEPs discuss ECB activities with Mario Draghi
MEPs will raise the priorities they wish to see addressed by the European Central Bank during a plenary debate with President Mario Draghi on Tuesday afternoon.

Preferential tariffs to help Western Sahara to develop
A proposal to lower tariffs in the territory of Western Sahara to the same level as Moroccan tariffs will be put to the vote on Wednesday.

Women’s rights, rule of law, hate speech: MEPs assess fundamental rights in EU
MEPs will examine the situation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017, pointing to women’s rights violations, rule of law breaches and the rise of hate speech.

MEPs want to speed up driverless mobility in the EU
To stimulate innovation and take-up of autonomous transport means, the EU should speed up its progress on technical harmonisation and safety and liability rules.

MEPs want to invest more in future EU generations
MEPs will vote on Wednesday to increase the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and are set to make youth and children the main beneficiaries.

European Fund for Transition to support workers made redundant
MEPs will vote on Wednesday on a revision of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund supporting workers dismissed due to globalisation, technological or environmental changes.

Challenges of multi-tier EU integration
Parliament is set to oppose ‘Europe à la carte’ and ‘second-class membership’, in a resolution to be put to the vote on Thursday.

Human rights and democracy resolutions
Parliament will hold urgent debates on the following human rights, democracy and rule of law topics on Thursday 17 January, at around 09.00, with the votes following at 12.00.