European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament plenary session
  • Start date : 04/02/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 07/02/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Strasbourg

European Parliament, Institutional affairs

The Plenary Sessions represent the culmination of the legislative work done in committees and in the political groups.


These sessions are where the Parliament formally sits to vote on EU legislation and adopt its position on political issues. The MEPs (the Members of the European Parliament) meet around once a month in Strasbourg for a four-day part session from Monday to Thursday. In addition to these twelve annual Strasbourg sessions, the Parliament may also meet in additional two-day plenary sessions in Brussels up to six times a year.


The European parliament has 754 elected members from 27 Member States of the European Union and conducts its plenary debates in 23 languages. Since April 2012, the European parliament welcomes 12 Croatian observers.


The agenda for the plenary sitting is published online. This agenda is deemed to be definitive only after the adoption by the Conference of Presidents (of political groups) - in principle each Thursday before the Strasbourg part-session.



  • Agriculture in outermost regions (debate and vote)
  • Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (debate and resolution)
  • Transparency of measures regulating the prices of medicinal products for human use (debate and vote)
  • Common Fisheries Policy reform (debate and vote)

Statement by F.HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic followed by a press conference

  • European Semester (debate and vote)
  • Preparations for CITES COP 16 (debate and resolution)
  • Guidelines for the 2014 budget (debate and vote)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (debate and vote)
  • Sound level of motor vehicles (debate and vote)
  • Preparations for the European Council meeting (7-8 Feb)

Formal sitting: M. MARZOUKI, President of the Republic of Tunisia followed by a press conference

  • Dialogue for a peaceful solution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey
  • Session of the UN Human Rights Council (debate and resolution)
  • Rule of law and freedom in Bulgaria
  • Judicial training - Court coordinators (debate and resolution)
  • EIB annual report 2011 with W HOYER


Full agenda : go to Séance en Direct below