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20-11-2014 - 18:18
 

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November and deliver a formal address to MEPs at 11.15. (Read more: Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament)

 
 

Dr Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist who specialises in treating victims of rape and extreme sexual violence, is this year's laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Dr Mukwege will receive his prize in Strasbourg in a ceremony on Wednesday at noon. A joint press conference with President Schulz will take place immediately after the ceremony, at 12.30. (Read more: 2014 Sakharov Prize to be awarded to Dr Denis Mukwege)

 
 

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is to present a €300 billion jobs, growth and investment package to Parliament on Wednesday morning at 09.00. The presentation will be followed by a round of political group speakers. (Read more: Juncker to present €300bn investment package to MEPs)

 
 

The question of whether Palestine should be recognised as a state will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday afternoon. Parliament is set to vote on the question on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs to debate and vote on whether Palestine should be recognised as a state)

 
 

The outcome of Parliament’s fruitless talks with the Council of Ministers on changes to the EU budget for 2014 and the new budget for 2015 will be explained to the full house on Tuesday afternoon by Parliament’s EU budget negotiators. (Read more: EU budget: feedback and debate on fruitless talks with the Council)

 
 

A motion of censure on the European Commission as a whole will be debated on Monday day at 18.00, in the presence of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and all the Commissioners, and put to a vote on Thursday. In order to dismiss the Commission, the motion would have to obtain a double majority: two-thirds of votes cast and a majority of all MEPs (i.e. 376). (Read more: Parliament to vote on motion of censure on the European Commission)

 
 

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, according to a draft resolution to be voted on Wednesday. MEPs will reiterate the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund so as to mobilise $US 100 billion per year by 2020. (Read more: Climate change talks: the path from Lima to Paris 2015)

 
 

Eradicating poverty, fighting inequalities, protecting human rights and making health systems sustainable are some of the key aims listed in a resolution on the post-2015 development agenda to be debated on Monday afternoon and put to a vote on Tuesday. The issue of child malnutrition in developing countries will also be raised in an oral question to the Commission on Thursday and a separate resolution to be voted the same day. (Read more: Post-2015 development agenda: eradicating poverty and protecting human rights)

 
 
 
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Updated: ( 21-11-2014 - 09:41)
 
 
Contacts
 
 
 
 
   
Plenary agenda
 
24-11-2014 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
EU Strategic framework on health and safety at work 2014-2020
Report:O-000075/2014 European Commission EMPL
 
Implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin (‘Racial Equality Directive’) and the general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (‘Employment Equality Directive’)
Report:O-000074/2014 European Commission EMPL
 
The EU and the global development framework after 2015
Rapporteur: Davor Ivo Stier
DEVE
 
Child undernutrition in developing countries
Report:O-000083/2014 European Commission DEVE
 
25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
25-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:00
Debates
 
 
(possibly) Votes on requests for urgent procedure (Rule 154)
 
Employment and social aspects of the EU2020 strategy
Report:O-000077/2014 European Commission EMPL
Report:O-000076/2014 Council of the European Union EMPL
 
 
25-11-2014 -
11:15 - 12:00
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by His Holiness Pope Francis
 
 
25-11-2014 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
25-11-2014 -
15:00 - 21:00
Debates
 
 
Combating violence against women
Report:O-000080/2014 European Commission FEMM
 
Draft amending budget No 3/2014: Revenue from fines and interest payments - revenue from reimbursements and repayments to FEMIP (Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership) - Redeployment of appropriations to the European Fisheries Fund - Increase in payment appropriations for commitments corresponding to previous annual budgets - Unforeseen actions in accordance with Article 13 of the MFF Regulation - Staff of the European Commission, the Offices, the Committee of the Regions and the European Data Protection Supervisor
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 4/2014: Traditional own resources (TOR), VAT and Gross National Income (GNI) bases
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 5/2014: Floods in Italy (Sardinia) in 2013 - Earthquakes in Greece - Ice in Slovenia - Ice followed by floods in Croatia in 2014
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 6/2014: Revision of the forecast of traditional own resources, VAT and GNI contributions
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 7/2014: Floods in Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Budget 2015: Result of the Conciliation Committee
 
Joint debate - European Central Bank
The powers of the European Central Bank to impose sanctions
Report:A8-0028/2014 *
Rapporteur: Kay Swinburne
ECON
Collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank
Report:A8-0027/2014 *
Rapporteur: Roberto Gualtieri
ECON
 
 
 
26-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014)
 
 
26-11-2014 -
12:00 - 12:30
Award of the Sakharov Prize
 
 
Sakharov Prize - 2014
 
 
26-11-2014 -
12:30 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
(possibly) Budget 2015 - Final adoption
 
Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2014
Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: Regions affected by disasters
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument in favour of structural fund programmes for Cyprus
Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: Floods in Italy - Earthquakes in Greece - Ice in Slovenia - Ice and floods in Croatia.
Rapporteur: Patricija Šulin
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: Floods in Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria
Rapporteur: José Manuel Fernandes
BUDG
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
26-11-2014 -
15:00 - 20:00
Debates
 
 
Situation in the Mediterranean one year after Lampedusa tragic events
Report:O-000079/2014 European Commission LIBE
Report:O-000078/2014 Council of the European Union LIBE
 
Export controls of dual-use items
Report:O-000081/2014 European Commission INTA
 
 
 
27-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law - One hour maximum (Rule 135)
 
 
27-11-2014 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session