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EP Plenary Session

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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July 2018

The July plenary session highlights were: the continuation of the debate on the Future of Europe, this time with the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, the discussion on the outcome of the European Council meeting of 28-29 June 2018, and the review of the Bulgarian and presentation of the activities of the Austrian Presidencies. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, July 2018

Financial matters figure largely on the Parliament’s agenda for this last plenary session before the summer recess. The series of debates on the Future of Europe also continues, with a contribution from the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, expected on Wednesday morning, followed by an address by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, in a formal sitting on Wednesday lunchtime. Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, June 2018

The June plenary session highlights were the continuation of the debate on the future of Europe with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and the preparation of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, June 2018

In the latest in a series of discussions on the future of Europe, a highlight of Parliament’s agenda for June is the debate planned for Wednesday morning with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. A number of important statements are expected; on Tuesday afternoon from the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on the Iran nuclear agreement; from the Council and Commission on the independence of the judiciary in Poland on Wednesday, and on the preparation for the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018 on Tuesday morning, where the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal are likely to be discussed. Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, May II 2018

The May II plenary session highlights were the debate on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources in the context of the publication of individual proposals for spending programmes, and the debate on the future of Europe with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, May II 2018

Written by Clare Ferguson, If the succession of Heads of State, leaders and other well-known personalities that continue to visit Parliament is anything to go by, the Parliament is definitely ‘the place to be’ on the diplomatic map. The second Parliamentary session in May will feature the attendance of the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, … Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Brussels, May I 2018

The May I plenary session highlight was the European Commission statement on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework package adopted by the College of Commissioners on the morning of 2 May 2018. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, May I 2018

Written by Clare Ferguson, The EU’s long term goals and budget figure high on the Parliament’s agenda this week, with the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, addressing the plenary on Thursday morning, for the next in the series of debates on the Future of Europe, and the Commission due to make a statement on … Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, April 2018

The April plenary session’s highlight was the debate on the future of Europe with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, detailing his ambitions for a reinvigorated Europe, ready to face existing and emerging challenges. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, April 2018

In what is likely to be a headline-making intervention, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will attend Parliament’s April plenary session to participate in the latest debate on the Future of Europe on Tuesday morning. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, March 2018

Written by Clare Ferguson, This European Parliament plenary session follows International Women’s Day last week, when events organised by the Committee on Women ‘s Rights and Gender Equality focused on gender equality in the media and digital sector. The committee’s own-initiative report seeks to ensure that everyone is represented equally, and that women and girls … Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, February II 2018

EU values are top of the agenda for the second plenary session of February, in Brussels, with a Commission statement expected on Wednesday afternoon on its decision to activate Article 7 (1) TEU as a result of the situation on the rule of law in Poland. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, February 2018

The topical debate on the agenda for this first European Parliament plenary session in February, which takes place on Wednesday afternoon, considers the pressing issue of the consequences of rising socio-economic inequalities for European citizens. Indeed, social governance in the EU is a top priority for the future of Europe – the subject of an intervention from the Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, on Tuesday morning, the second in a series of debates with Member States’ leaders. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, January 2018

Written by Clare Ferguson, Twin key debates are scheduled on Parliament’s agenda on Wednesday morning, with the appearance of no less than two Prime Ministers. Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, will present the programme of activities of the Bulgarian Presidency, followed by a debate with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, on the future … Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, December 2017

The December session highlights were the pre-European Council debate, including on the state of play of ‘Brexit’ negotiations, as well as the debate on foreign, security and defence policy, with a statement from Federica Mogherini on PESCO. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, December 2017

Written by Clare Ferguson, In its relations with the rest of the world, the EU, and particularly the European Parliament, consistently prioritises its human rights principles on its agenda. On Wednesday morning, Parliament will award the 2017 Sakharov Prize to the Venezuelan Opposition. Julio Borges and Antonio Ledezma are expected to attend to receive the prize on … Continue reading

PANA committee of inquiry [Plenary Podcast]

The European Parliament’s ‘Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion’ (PANA committee) was established in June 2016. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, November II 2017

Written by Clare Ferguson, Each autumn, Parliament turns its attention to agreeing the budget for the following year’s operations. The first item on the agenda for the second plenary session in November, therefore, is a vote on the joint agreement between the Council and Parliament on the 2018 EU budget. Following some revision (in both … Continue reading

European Parliament’s plenary session: November I, 2017

This blogpost presents the EPRS contribution to the European Parliament’s plenary session in November 2017. Continue reading

EP Plenary Session October II: Protecting borders, investors, workers and whistle-blowers

This blogpost presents key topics to be discussed on the second October plenary session of the European Parliament. Continue reading

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