It's plenary week in the EP and members are in Strasbourg where they will debate and vote on issues ranging from the new and not so new EU candidate countries, to equality between men and women, and the results of the 1-2 March European summit. Here are some of this week's highlights, while the detailed schedule is available via the links on the right.
The plenary will start Monday evening with a debate on gender equality, focusing particularly on the presence of women in political decision-making.
On Tuesday morning MEPs will discuss the results of the European Council of 1-2 March where the international agreement on budgetary discipline was signed. After the noon voting session they will debate discriminatory websites in member states and the global diabetes epidemic.
The progress of EU candidate countries Iceland and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina will be discussed on Wednesday. On Thursday, last day of the plenary, the roadmap for a "competitive low carbon economy" will be debated.
Outside the plenary, the foreign affairs committee will meet the president of the UN General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday.