European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament plenary session
  • Start date : 11/03/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 14/03/2013 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.



  • International Women's Day (debate and vote)
  • Energy roadmap 2050 (debate and resolution)
  • Nuclear stress tests (debate and resolution)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (debate and vote)
  • Problems in the food supply chain in the context of the recent horsemeat issue
  • Dispute resolution for consumers (debate and vote)
  • Strengthening the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate crime (debate and resolution)
  • Budgetary discipline and surveillance - "Two pack" (vote)

Formal sitting: Address by S PERES, President of the State of Israel,followed by a press conference

  • Reform of the CAP (debate and vote)
  • General guidelines for the 2014 budget (debate and vote)
  • Composition of the EP for 2014 elections (debate and vote)
  • Preparation of the European Council meeting (14-15 Mar)
  • MFF 2014-2020 (resolution)
  • Situation in Egypt (debate and resolution)
  • Nuclear threats and human rights in North Korea (debate and resolution)
  • Syria - Humanitarian situation
  • Situations in Mali and Ukraine
  • Match-fixing and corruption in sport (debate and resolution)

Full agenda : go to Séance en Direct below