European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament plenary session
  • Start date : 09/12/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 12/12/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Strasbourg

Political Meetings, 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 766 elected members from 28 Member States of the European Union and conducts its plenary debates in 24 languages.


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.



  • Common Fisheries Policy (debate and vote)
  • North-East Atlantic fisheries (debate and vote)
  • EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement (debate and vote)
  • Roma inclusion strategy (debate and vote)
  • CARS 2020 (debate and vote)
  • Justice (debate and vote)
  • US importation of beef (vote)
  • Cloud computing (vote)
  • Credit agreements relating to residential properties (vote)
  • Timing of auctions of greenhouse gas allowances (vote)
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights (vote)
  • Defining criteria determining when recovered paper ceases to be waste (resolution)

Formal sitting – I B KEÏTA – President of Mali

  • Outcome of the Vilnius Summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in particular as regards Ukraine (debate and resolution)
  • External Instruments (debate and vote)
  • 2013 progress report on Albania (debate and resolution)
  • Human rights in the World 2012 (debate and vote)
  • European Globalisation Adjustment Fund 2014-2020 (debate and vote)
  • Preparation for the European Council meeting (19-20 Dec) (debate and resolution)

LUX Prize – Award ceremony

  • Appointments of 5 members of the Court of Auditors (vote)
  • Appointment of the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB (vote)
  • Multitier governance in the EU (debate and vote)
  • Relations between the EP and the institutions representing the national governments (debate and vote)
  • Administrative tribunal of the European stability mechanism: call for candidates (debate)
  • Common commercial policy (debate and vote)
  • Payment accounts (debate and vote)
  • Green infrastructure policy (debate and resolution)
  • European Central Bank 2012 annual report with M DRAGHI, President of ECB (debate and vote)
  • Call for a measurable and binding commitment against tax evasion and tax avoidance in the EU (debate and resolution)
  • European Capitals of Culture 2020 to 2033 (vote)
  • Change of status of Mayotte (vote)
  • Progress made in the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (resolution)


Full agenda : go to Séance en Direct below