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European Parliament Plenary Session
  • Start date : 15/12/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 18/12/2014 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:

  • CITES
  • Economic governance review of the 6-pack and the 2-pack regulations
  • Election of the European Ombudsman (vote)
  • Renewal the agreement on cooperation in science and technology with Ukraine (vote)
  • Appointments of Members of the Single Resolution Board (votes)
  • Commission Work Programme 2015 with JC JUNCKER
  • Budgets 2014 and 2015 (debate and vote)
  • Shortage of funding for the World Food Programme aid scheme to Syrian refugees (debate)
  • Preparation for the European Council meeting (18-19 Dec.)

LUX Film Prize - Award ceremony

  • Natural disaster relief – Aid from European Solidarity fund (votes)
  • Recognition of Palestine statehood (resolution)
  • Steel sector in the EU: protecting workers and industries (resolution)
  • Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (resolution)
  • US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA
  • Georgia
  • Khartoum Process and the forthcoming "EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative" (debate)

 

Full agenda: go to Plenary activities below