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European Parliament Plenary Session

European Parliament Plenary Session
  • Start date : 03/02/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 06/02/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Strasbourg, France

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:

  • Application of EU law and better lawmaking (debate and vote)
  • Homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (debate and vote)
  • Copyright in musical works for online uses (debate and vote)
  • Criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation (debate and vote) followed by a press-conference
  • Appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (vote)
  • Steel industry in Europe (vote)

Formal sitting - G NAPOLITANO, President of the Italian Republic

  • Single Resolution Mechanism and Single Bank Resolution Fund (debates and vote)
  • Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from countries not members of the EU (debate and vote)
  • Need for the quick adoption of a broad based Financial Transaction Tax
  • A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies (debate and vote)
  • Competition policy enforcement (debate, vote and resolution)
  • Arms trade treaty (debate and resolution)
  • Harmonisation package (debate and vote)
  • Air passenger rights (debate and vote)
  • Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment (debate and vote)
  • EP’s calendar of part-sessions 2015 (vote)
  • Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (vote)
  • Situation in Ukraine (statement and resolution)
  • Europe’s role in the Central African Republic
  • Situation in Syria (statement and resolution)
  • Syrian refugees arriving at the Bulgarian borders
  • Situation in Egypt (statement and resolution)
  • EU-Russia summit (statement and resolution)
  • Alleged pushbacks off the coast of Greece that resulted in refugee deaths
  • Progress reports – Balkans (debates and votes)
  • Elimination of female genital mutilation (debate and vote)
  • Action programme to support inland waterway transport (debate and resolution)

 

Full agenda: go to Séance en Direct below