Draft copyright rules go back to plenary for closer scrutiny  

Plenary will vote on Parliament’s position on copyright rules for the digital sphere.

Since the House decided in July to reopen the proposal made by the Legal Affairs Committee, Tuesday’s debate will offer all MEPs a chance to express their views and discuss what issues the European Parliament should champion during negotiations with the member states. On Wednesday, the proposal made by the Legal Affairs Committee, and the ensuing amendments to it will be put to a vote.

The resulting text will constitute the mandate with which Parliament negotiates with the Council to hammer out a deal. The Council adopted its position in May 2018.

Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure, first reading

Debate: Tuesday, 11 September

Vote: Wednesday, 12 September

Press conference: Wednesday, 14.30 with rapporteur Axel Voss (EPP, DE)