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Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs26-02-2015 - 10:27
ECB President Mario Draghi arrives in Parliament to debate the ECB activities and future EMU governance  

Debating the activities of the ECB with MEPs, ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to work towards a genuine Economic Union. "Economic convergence has not been as sustainable as it was hoped for at the outset. This still puts at risk the long-term success of the monetary union when faced with an important shock", he said. (Read more: Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks )

 
 

Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker

Plenary Session Institutions25-02-2015 - 19:57
MEPs debate the outcome of the informal summit on 12 February with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker  

The violations of the Minsk II Ukraine-Russia ceasefire agreement, the deal reached with Greece, a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system to fight terrorism and the worrying situation in Libya were among the issues addressed in a debate with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. (Read more: Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker )

 
 

Opening of February II session: European Citizen's Prize, Venezuela debate

Plenary Session Institutions25-02-2015 - 15:51
Standing ovation to the citizen prize laureates during the opening of February plenary session  

President Schulz announced that the laureates of the 2014 European Citizen's Prize were visiting Parliament and attending the sitting and a ceremony for them would be held in the Paul-Henri Spaak Building at 17.30. (Read more: Opening of February II session: European Citizen's Prize, Venezuela debate )

 
 

First discussion on European Energy Union strategy

Plenary Session Energy25-02-2015 - 14:00

Parliament discusses the plans for a European Energy Union, a top priority for the current Commission, after they are unveiled in the House this afternoon by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union. The debate starts at 15.00 (Read more: First discussion on European Energy Union strategy )

 
 

Buzek: "Energy union can help to boost economic growth and jobs"

Plenary Session Energy25-02-2015 - 12:33
Energy Union ITW with MEP J BUZEK_  

Energy issues have dominated the EU's political agenda for a long time. When Jean-Claude Juncker took over as president of the European Commission, one of his priorities was creating an energy union. Today this union will be debated with Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič. Ahead of the debate we spoke to former EP President Jerzy Buzek, a Polish member of the EPP group who is now the chair of the EP's energy committee. about the energy union and the role Parliament should play. (Read more: Buzek: "Energy union can help to boost economic growth and jobs" )

 
 
 
Plenary agenda
 
25-02-2015 -
15:00 - 21:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Decision adopted on a Strategic framework for the Energy Union
 
Report of the informal meeting of Heads of State or Government (12 February 2015)
 
European Central Bank annual report for 2013
Report:A8-0011/2015
Rapporteur: Pablo Zalba Bidegain
ECON
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session