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European Parliament Plenary Session

European Parliament Plenary Session
  • Start date : 15/09/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 18/09/2014 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 751 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:

  • Impact on European agriculture of the trade ban on agricultural products and foodstuffs from the EU, imposed by the Russian Federation (debate)
  • Trade with Euromed countries
  • Situation in Ukraine and State of play of EU-Russia relations (debate and resolution)
  • EU-Ukraine association agreement (debate and vote)
  • 2015 draft EU general budget (debate)
  • Digital single market
  • UN Climate Summit
  • EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA)
  • Preparation of the Eurozone summit
  • Roll-out of the European Youth Initiative
  • European globalisation adjustment fund in Greece, Romania, Spain and The Netherlands (votes)
  • EU response to the Ebola outbreak (debate and resolution)
  • Situation in Iraq and Syria and the ISIS offensive including the persecution of minorities (debate and resolution)
  • Situation in Libya (debate and resolution)
  • Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU (debate and resolution)
  • EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the World

 

Full agenda: go to Plenary activities below