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European Parliament Plenary Session

European Parliament Plenary Session
  • Start date : 13/01/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 16/01/2014 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.

 

 

KEY ITEMS OF THE PLENARY:

  • CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles (debate and vote)
  • Combating wildlife crime (debate and resolution)
  • eHealth action plan 2012-2020 (debate and vote)
  • Food crisis (debate and vote)
  • Review of the Lithuanian Presidency
  • Consumer programme 2014-2020 (debate and vote)
  • Plastic waste in the environment (vote)
  • Public procurement (debate and vote)
  • Access of goods and services to public procurement markets (debate and vote)
  • Honey (debate and vote)
  • Hercule III programme (debate and vote)
  • Reindustrialising Europe (debate and vote)
  • Programme of activities of the Greek Presidency
  • Number, names and powers and responsibilities of the parliamentary committees (vote)
  • EP’s calendar of part-sessions 2015 (vote)
  • Respect for the fundamental right of free movement in the EU (debate and resolution)
  • Future of safe harbour agreement in the light of the NSA affair
  • EU citizenship for sale (debate and resolution)
  • Balkans – Progress reports (debate and resolution)
  • 2012 progress report on Iceland and the post-election perspectives (debate and resolution)
  • Situation in South Sudan (debate and resolution)
  • Trade agreements with Mexico and Chile (debate)
  • EU homelessness strategy (debate and resolution)
  • Non-discrimination in the framework of sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (vote)
  • Maize product genetically modified (resolution)
  • Recent moves to criminalise LGBTI people (debate and vote)

 

Full agenda: go to Séance en Direct below