European Parliament Plenary Session

European Parliament Plenary Session
  • Start date : 20/10/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 23/10/2014 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.



  • Response to Ebola crisis (debate)
  • Outcome of the high level conference on employment in Europe (Milan, 8 Oct.) (debate)
  • European Semester: implementation of 2014 priorities (debate and vote)
  • European globalisation adjustment fund in Spain, Belgium and France (votes)
  • Review of the Barroso II Commission (debate)
  • Preparation of the European Council (23-24 Oct.) (debate)
  • 2015 EU general budget (debate and vote)
  • Democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary (debate)
  • Customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine (debate and vote)
  • Presentation by the Commission President-elect, JC JUNCKER, of the College of Commissioners and their programme
  • Election of the Commission (vote)
  • Situation in Kobane and the threat of IS (debate)
  • Situation in Hong Kong (debate)
  • European IS fighters (debate)
  • Joint police operation "Mos Maiorum" (debate)
  • Discharge 2012 (debate and vote)


Full agenda: go to Plenary activities below