The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov will be awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a ceremony on Wednesday at 12.00.
Parliament is set to approve a deal on the 2019 EU budget on Wednesday, boosting funds for Erasmus+, climate protection, research, tackling migration and youth unemployment.
Parliament votes on Wednesday on the free trade agreement between the EU and Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever done by the EU.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) would have to publish the details of its risk assessments under legislation to be voted on Tuesday.
Parliament´s Special Committee on Terrorism, which started work in September 2017, will present its conclusions to be voted on in plenary on Wednesday, 12 December.
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will debate the future of Europe with MEPs and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday at 10.00.
At 9.00 on Wednesday, Parliament will debate the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, following UK House of Commons’ meaningful vote on 11 December.
Parliament will vote on a new proposal for an EU humanitarian visa system to allow asylum-seekers to come to Europe without resorting to smugglers.
For the next 2021-2027 EU budget, MEPs propose to double funding for the LIFE programme.
MEPs will debate and vote on the scope and priorities for Horizon Europe (research), the EU Defence Fund, the EU Space Programme, Digital Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility.
MEPs will vote on Tuesday on new rules for issuing visas for short stays in the EU. If endorsed, negotiations with the Council will begin immediately.
The Employment Committee’s decision to start negotiations with Council on updated rules for EU mobile workers will be put to a plenary vote on Tuesday.
The Employment Committee’s decision to start negotiations with Council on establishing a European Labour Authority will be put to a plenary vote on Tuesday.
MEPs will discuss the upcoming EU summit and the outcome of the last Eurogroup, with the Austrian Presidency and Commission President, on Tuesday morning
MEPs are expected to call on EU ministers to admit Bulgaria and Romania into the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, in a vote on Tuesday.
MEPs will update rules to protect workers from exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances, including diesel fumes, in a vote on Tuesday.
MEPs will on Wednesday debate and on Thursday vote to widen the scope of the directives on taxing digital businesses operating in the EU.
MEPs will discuss the state of play of the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine on Tuesday, followed by a vote on a resolution on Wednesday.
Following recent media reports, MEPs will discuss the alleged conflict of interest of the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.
MEPs will discuss on Tuesday and vote on Wednesday on the European Parliament’s annual report on the state of human rights and democracy in the world in 2017.
The European Parliament is set to vote on two resolutions reviewing key EU foreign, security and defence policy choices on Wednesday.
MEPs will discuss on Monday, and vote on Tuesday, on ways forward in allowing military equipment and soldiers to move smoothly inside and outside EU territory.
Parliament will hold urgent debates on the following human rights, democracy and rule of law topics on Thursday 13 December, at around 09.00, with the votes following at 12.00.
Newsletter - 10-13 December 2018 - Strasbourg plenary session