The democratic opposition in Venezuela will receive the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a ceremony on Wednesday at noon.
MEPs will debate defence, social policies, education, migration, and the Brexit negotiations with Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Wednesday morning and vote on a resolution.
Better regulation of financial intermediaries, better protection of whistle-blowers and a single definition of tax havens are among sweeping proposals up for vote on Wednesday.
The European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), which has helped economic recovery, will be prolonged until 2020 and topped up with extra money to finance more projects that promise the best economic and social returns in the EU member states, according to a new law to be put to the vote on Tuesday.
Parliament will decide on Tuesday whether to veto an EU Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat out of health concerns.
Reforms designed to simplify EU farming policy, boost farmers’ bargaining power against supermarkets and better equip them to face risks, will be debated on Monday and voted on on Tuesday.