EU summit agenda
The EU's economic and financial predicament, a key item on the 8-9 December European Council agenda, will be debated with Commissioner Olli Rehn and Polish Secretary of State for European Affairs Mikołaj Dowgielewicz on Wednesday.
EU budget 2012
Parliament votes Thursday on next year's EU budget and also on plans to top up this year's budget, as the Commission has run out of money to pay research and social spending bills in the Member States.
Opening the way for Croatia to join the EU
Parliament is to vote its formal consent to Croatia's EU membership bid on Thursday. This will open the way for Croatia's EU accession treaty to be signed and ratified by all 27 Member States. It could join in 2013.
Code of conduct for MEPs: final vote
A new code of conduct for MEPs will be put to a final vote on Thursday. It sets out rules and principles to govern their outside activities, so as to avoid any conflict of interests.
Democratic, not technocratic, economic policy co-ordination
The "European semester" plan to co-ordinate EU Member States' economic policies must acquire real democratic legitimacy, and not be treated as a mere technical exercise, if it is to form the bedrock of better economic governance, says a resolution to be debated Wednesday and put to a vote Thursday.
Mario Draghi in Parliament for first time as ECB chief
The European Central Bank's newly-appointed chief Mario Draghi faces his first debate with MEPs in that capacity on Thursday morning. The debate will be kicked off by Parliament's rapporteur on the ECB's 2010 activity report.
Stepping up HIV/AIDS prevention
Fairer access to testing, treatment and care is needed to reduce the number of new HIV/AIDS infections, says a draft resolution to be voted on Thursday, World AIDS Day. Over 25,000 new infections recorded in 2009 and an estimated 30% of people with HIV/AIDS are unaware they carry the virus.
Better EU funding terms for crisis-hit regions
Early school leaving
EU aid worth €26 million for redundant workers in France and Portugal
Proposed EU-Ukraine association agreement
Facilitating local border traffic in the Kaliningrad area
Parliamentary immunity of Georgios Toussas
Faster and smarter customs checks