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European Parliament plenary session

European Parliament plenary session
  • Start date : 02/04/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 03/04/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Brussels

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:

  • Common foreign and security policy (debate and vote)
  • Iran (debate and vote)
  • Mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme (debate and vote)
  • Sound level of motor vehicles (vote)
  • Electronic identification of bovine animals (vote)
  • Application and enforcement of international trade rules (vote)
  • Medical devices (votes)
  • European Year for Development – 2015 (vote)
  • Plant health and plant reproductive material (vote)
  • Use of broadcasting media as a tool of EU diplomacy (vote)
  • Portability of supplementary pension rights (debate and vote)
  • Fight against fraud (debate and vote)
  • Discharge 2012 (debate and vote)
  • Greenhouse gas emission trading  (international aviation emissions) (debate and vote)
  • Payment services (debate and vote)
  • Electronic communications (debate and vote)
  • Clinical trials on medicinal products for human use (debate and vote)

 

Full agenda: go to Séance en Direct below