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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 In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting.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
 
Greens/EFA Briefing 10:30  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
ALDE Briefing 10:50  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
EPP Briefing 11:10  Strasbourg, Louise Weiss ,  N-1.2
 
 
GUE/NGL Briefing 14:30  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
 
 
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