The Week Ahead 25 September – 01 October 2017 

The Week Ahead 25 September – 01 October 2017 


EU 2018 Budget. The Budgets Committee will vote on 2,324 amendments tabled to the draft 2018 EU budget. MEPs are set to reverse cuts made by the Council and to bolster programmes on research, education, fighting youth unemployment, SME support and migration. (Wednesday)


ECB/Draghi. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will discuss the programme allowing the ECB to purchase bonds issued by European companies, as well as the latest economic and monetary developments in the EU, with members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. (Monday)


EU Public Prosecutor. The setting up of the long-awaited European Public Prosecutor's Office, which will be in charge of cross-border criminal investigations of fraud involving EU money, will be up for a vote by the Civil Liberties Committee. Currently, 20 member states have decided to participate. (Thursday)


Football Leaks. The Special Committee on Money Laundering and Tax Evasion (PANA) will question representatives of FIFA, UEFA and the European Football Agents Association on the transparency of the transfer market, the financing of European clubs and players' image rights. A journalist who took part in the European Investigative Collaboration (EIC) network that revealed the Football Leaks files will also be present. (Tuesday)


Brexit. EP President Tajani and political group leaders will meet to discuss the latest progress in the Brexit negotiations, ahead of a European Parliament resolution to be voted the following week in Strasbourg. (Thursday)


Youth Guarantee. The cost-effectiveness of the Youth Guarantee scheme, the EU programme helping young people to find jobs by improving their access to training and education, will be assessed by Budgetary Control Committee MEPs. In a draft text, they call for more funding to support young people “Not in Education, Employment, or Training” (NEETS). (Monday)


EU minimum income. Plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum income to fight poverty and social exclusion will be put forward by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. The draft proposal says such schemes should correspond to 60% of the median income of the country concerned. (Thursday)


Tourism. On World Tourism Day, Parliament will hold a conference on “A European strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry, a key driver for job creation”. EP President Tajani will open the meeting, which will be attended by key MEPs, Commission Vice-President Katainen and Commissioners Bieńkowska, Vella, Navracsics, Thyssen and Gabriel, as well as representatives from the industry and European and national authorities. (Wednesday)


Plenary preparations. Political groups will be updated on the state of play in the Brexit negotiations and prepare for a debate with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, concluded by a resolution to be put to the vote in the same week. They will also discuss Parliament’s stance on EU-Turkey relations and prepare their input to the October European Summit and to the COP 23 climate change conference in Bonn. Political groups will prepare Parliament’s position on fertilisers, their final vote on setting up an EU Prosecutor’s office and Parliament’s recommendations on how to fight cybercrime, improve prison conditions and end child marriages.

President's agenda. EP President Antonio Tajani will participate to the EU Digital Summit in Tallinn, on Thursday and Friday.


Pre-session press briefing. The EP Press Service will hold a press briefing with the EP's political group spokespersons at 11.00 on Friday. (Anna Politkovskaya room, press centre, Brussels)


EP Press Service contact 23 and 24 September

Delphine COLARD

Mobile: +32 498 98 44 85


Ugens dagsorden:Kommende arrangementer 

september 2017 - oktober 2017 
Vælg en dag  
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G3 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 01A002 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E-2 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 01A002 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G3 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 4B001 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G2 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G3 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 5B001 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E-2