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Debate with Council President Tusk on putting “Europe first” in 2017

Plenary Session Institutions18-01-2017 - 18:22
European Parliament plenary debates on EU Council outcome and challenges in 2017 with Commissioner Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk  

Brexit, EU relations with the US and Russia, migration, economic and social progress, and the defence union were the key political challenges for 2017 debated by MEPs, Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday. Mr Tusk briefed MEPs on the outcome of the December 2016 meeting of EU heads of state or government. (Read more: Debate with Council President Tusk on putting “Europe first” in 2017 )

 

Parliament’s mid-term election: 14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors elected

Plenary Session Institutions18-01-2017 - 17:31
An MEP casts his vote for the elections of European Parliament VPs  

Following the election of the President, MEPs elected 14 Vice-Presidents in two ballots on Wednesday. To be elected, candidates needed to win an absolute majority of valid votes cast. The new Vice-Presidents come from six different political groups. Members also elected five Quaestors, by acclamation. (Read more: Parliament’s mid-term election: 14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors elected )

 

MEPs lay out their priorities to Maltese Council Presidency

Plenary Session Institutions18-01-2017 - 13:30
Maltese PM Joseph Muscat addressing the European Parliament plenary during the debate on @EU2017MT presidency  

MEPs discussed the priorities of the Maltese Council Presidency with Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. (Read more: MEPs lay out their priorities to Maltese Council Presidency )

 

Debate on EU summit outcome and challenges in 2017 at 15.00

Plenary Session Institutions18-01-2017 - 12:01

MEPs will assess political challenges in 2017 with Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk in a debate, on Wednesday at 15.00, on the outcome of the European Council meeting of 15 December 2016. (Read more: Debate on EU summit outcome and challenges in 2017 at 15.00 )

 

MEPs to discuss Council Presidency with Malta’s PM Joseph Muscat at 11.00

Plenary Session Institutions18-01-2017 - 09:00

MEPs will debate the priorities of the incoming Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a plenary debate chaired by Parliament’s new President Antonio Tajani. (Read more: MEPs to discuss Council Presidency with Malta’s PM Joseph Muscat at 11.00 )

 

Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament

Plenary Session Institutions17-01-2017 - 21:30
The new President of the European Parliament is Antonio Tajani  

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes. (Read more: Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament )

 

Follow it live: Parliament set to elect new president

Plenary Session Institutions / Parliament's Rules of Procedure16-01-2017 - 22:32
EP Presidents first ballots candidates: Antonio Tajani (EPP, Italy), Gianni Pittella (S&D, Italy), Helga Stevens (ECR, Belgium), Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, Belgium), Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL, Italy), Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) and Laurenţiu Rebega (ENF, Romania)  

MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliament's new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. Seven candidates have put themselves forward for the post so far ahead of the first ballot on Tuesday morning. In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting. Follow the candidates' speeches and the votes live on our website and on social media. (Read more: Follow it live: Parliament set to elect new president )

 

Opening – Minute’s silence for Mário Soares

Plenary Session Institutions16-01-2017 - 18:19
Opening remarks of January plenary session by EP President Martin Schulz  

President Schulz called a minute’s silence for the late Portuguese statesman Mário Soares, who died on 7 January. Mr Soares fought oppression and dictatorship to bring about Portugal’s transition to democracy and accession to the European Community. It is our duty to honour and defend his political legacy, said Mr Schulz. (Read more: Opening – Minute’s silence for Mário Soares )

 
 
Press conferences
 
The priorities of the programme of activities of the Maltese Presidency 13:00  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
"EU's Civil Protection Mechanism: A European Court of Auditors special report" 14:30  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
“Outcome of the European Parliament President's elections” 15:00  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
“European Parliament Elections-Results and what we can expect" 16:00  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
Plenary agenda
 
16-01-2017 -
18:00 - 19:00
Announcements
 
 
Announcement of the candidates for election to the office of the President
 
 
 
The times given for the various ballots to elect the President are indicative only
17-01-2017 -
09:00 - 12:00
Elections
 
 
Short presentations by the candidates for election to the office of the President
 
Election of the President of Parliament
 
 
17-01-2017 -
13:00 - 15:00
Elections
 
 
Election of the President of Parliament
 
 
17-01-2017 -
17:00 - 19:00
Elections
 
 
Election of the President of Parliament
 
 
17-01-2017 -
20:00 - 23:00
Elections
 
 
Election of the President of Parliament
 
 
 
The times given for the various ballots to elect the Vice-Presidents and Quaestors are indicative only.
18-01-2017 -
09:00 - 11:00
Elections
 
 
Election of the Vice-Presidents of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
11:00 - 13:00
VOTE and KEY DEBATE
 
 
Order of business
 
VOTE
Numerical strength of the standing committees
 
KEY DEBATE
Programme of activities of the Maltese Presidency
 
 
18-01-2017 -
13:30 - 14:30
Elections
 
 
Election of the Vice-Presidents of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
15:00 - 16:30
Debates
 
 
Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 15 December 2016
 
 
18-01-2017 -
16:30 - 17:00
Elections
 
 
Election of the Vice-Presidents of Parliament
 
OR
 
Election of the Quaestors of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
18:00 - 18:30
Elections
 
 
Election of the Quaestors of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
19:00 - 19:30
Elections
 
 
Appointments to committees
 
Election of the Quaestors of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
20:00 - 20:30
Elections
 
 
Election of the Quaestors of Parliament
 
 
18-01-2017 -
20:30 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
State of play on the Financial Transaction Tax negotiations
 
EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
 
Short presentation of the following report:
Logistics in the EU and multimodal transport in the new TEN-T corridors
Report:A8-0384/2016
Rapporteur: Inés Ayala Sender
TRAN
 
 
 
19-01-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
A European Pillar of Social Rights
Report:A8-0391/2016
Rapporteur: Maria João Rodrigues
EMPL
 
Emergency Aid for refugees and migrants facing severe weather conditions in European camps
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
Indonesia, notably the cases of Hosea Yeimo, Ismael Alua and the Governor of Jakarta
Central African Republic
Situation in Burundi
 
 
19-01-2017 -
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)
 
EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement: procedures for its application
Report:A8-0361/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Adam Szejnfeld
INTA
 
Imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by specific Union import rules
Report:A8-0311/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Hannu Takkula
INTA
 
Conclusion of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center
Report:A8-0363/2016 ***
Rapporteur: Elmar Brok
AFET
 
Appointments to committees
 
Commission Delegated Regulation amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849 by identifying high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies
 
Logistics in the EU and multimodal transport in the new TEN-T corridors
Report:A8-0384/2016
Rapporteur: Inés Ayala Sender
TRAN
 
A European Pillar of Social Rights
Report:A8-0391/2016
Rapporteur: Maria João Rodrigues
EMPL
 
Tackling the challenges of the EU Customs Code (UCC) implementation
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
19-01-2017 -
15:00 - 16:00
Debates
 
 
Building a European Data Economy
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2015/936 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Union import rules
Reference: A8-0311/2016

Date:
20-10-2016
Hannu Takkula
INTA