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02-07-2015 - 16:47
 
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Circular economy: the importance of re-using products and materials

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs03-07-2015 - 12:30
 

The average European consumes 14 tonnes of raw materials and generates five tonnes of waste a year. These figures look alarming considering our resources are limited, but there might be a solution. Many products and materials can be reused or repaired, thus reducing waste. On Monday MEPs debate a report that calls on the European Commission to put forward an ambitious proposal to facilitate a transition towards a circular economy, where products are designed in order to facilitate reuse. (Read more: Circular economy: the importance of re-using products and materials )

 

Debate: should the freedom of panorama be introduced all over the EU?

Plenary Session Judicial cooperation02-07-2015 - 10:04
Paris panorama by night. View on La Defense from Eiffel Tower. ©BELGA_EASYFOTOSTOCK  

Should people have the right to create and share images and photographs of public buildings without having to compensate for the use of copyright? The so-called freedom of panorama already exists in some EU countries, but MEPs are now considering whether it should be extended to all member states. As they will debate it on 9 July, we asked two MEPs on opposing sides of the issue why they think it would be a good or a bad thing. (Read more: Debate: should the freedom of panorama be introduced all over the EU? )

 
 
Plenary agenda
 
06-07-2015 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Srebrenica commemoration
 
Building a Capital Markets Union
Report:O-000075/2015 European Commission ECON
 
Resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy
Report:A8-0215/2015
Rapporteur: Sirpa Pietikäinen
ENVI
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
Short presentations of the following reports:
Review of the European neighbourhood policy
Report:A8-0194/2015
Rapporteur: Eduard Kukan
AFET
External impact of EU trade and investment policy on public-private initiatives outside the EU
Report:A8-0182/2015
Rapporteur: Jan Zahradil
INTA
Procedures and practices regarding Commissioner Hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process
Report:A8-0197/2015
Rapporteur: Richard Corbett
AFCO
Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme: State of Play and Outlook
Report:A8-0208/2015
Rapporteur: Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann
JURI
Prospects for the EU dairy sector - Review of the implementation of the Dairy package
Report:A8-0187/2015
Rapporteur: James Nicholson
AGRI
The fruit and vegetables sector since the 2007 reform
Report:A8-0170/2015
Rapporteur: Nuno Melo
AGRI
Delivering multimodal integrated ticketing in Europe
Report:A8-0183/2015
Rapporteur: Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
TRAN
 
 
 
07-07-2015 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
(possibly) Votes on requests for urgent procedure (Rule 154)
 
Review of the Latvian Presidency
 
Market stability reserve for the Union greenhouse gas emission trading scheme
Report:A8-0029/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Ivo Belet
ENVI
 
 
07-07-2015 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Draft amending budget No 1/2015: European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 3/2015: surplus from 2014
Report:A8-0219/2015
Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 4/2015: mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
Report:A8-0220/2015
Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial
BUDG
 
Draft amending budget No 5/2015 - Responding to migratory pressures
Report:A8-0212/2015
Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: Floods in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
Report:A8-0211/2015
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan
BUDG
 
Nomination of a Member of the Court of Auditors - Bettina Michelle Jakobsen
Report:A8-0198/2015
Rapporteur: Igor Šoltes
CONT
 
Exercise of the Union’s rights under international trade rules
Report:A8-0203/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Jiří Maštálka
JURI
 
Protection against injurious pricing of vessels
Report:A8-0202/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Jiří Maštálka
JURI
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
07-07-2015 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Long-term shareholder engagement and corporate governance statement
Report:A8-0158/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Sergio Gaetano Cofferati
JURI
 
2016 Budget - Mandate for the trilogue
Report:A8-0217/2015
Rapporteur: José Manuel Fernandes
BUDG
 
Seafarers
Report:A8-0127/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Elisabeth Morin-Chartier
EMPL
 
Joint debate - Employment policies
Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States
Report:A8-0205/2015 *
Rapporteur: Laura Agea
EMPL
Green Employment Initiative: Tapping into the job creation potential of the green economy
Report:A8-0204/2015
Rapporteur: Jean Lambert
EMPL
 
Joint debate - Fisheries agreements
Fisheries partnership agreement with Cape Verde: fishing opportunities and financial contribution
Report:A8-0201/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Peter van Dalen
PECH
Fisheries partnership agreement with Cape Verde: fishing opportunities and financial contribution
Report:A8-0200/2015
Rapporteur: Peter van Dalen
PECH
Fisheries partnership agreement with Madagascar: fishing opportunities and financial contribution
Report:A8-0196/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Ricardo Serrão Santos
PECH
Fishing opportunities in EU waters for fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela off the coast of French Guiana
Report:A8-0195/2015 ***
Rapporteur: João Ferreira
PECH
 
 
 
08-07-2015 -
08:30 - 12:20
KEY DEBATES
 
 
Programme of the activities of the Luxemburgish Presidency
 
Preparation of the Commission Work Programme 2016
 
 
08-07-2015 -
12:30 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Situation in Burundi
 
Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (protocol to take account of the accession of Croatia)
Report:A8-0188/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Ivo Vajgl
AFET
 
Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Serbia (protocol to take account of the accession of Croatia)
Report:A8-0189/2015 ***
Rapporteur: David McAllister
AFET
 
Scientific and technological cooperation with India: renewal of the agreement
Report:A8-0179/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
Scientific and technological cooperation with the Faroe Islands: Horizon 2020
Report:A8-0180/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Switzerland: Horizon 2020 and ITER activities
Report:A8-0181/2015 ***
Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
Maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident
Report:A8-0176/2015 *
Rapporteur: Esther Herranz García
ENVI
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
08-07-2015 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Conclusions of the European Council (25-26 June 2015)
 
The EU's role in the Middle East peace process
 
Future EU-Cuba relations
 
Joint debate - Financing for Development
UN International conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015)
Tax avoidance and tax evasion as challenges in developing countries
Report:A8-0184/2015
Rapporteur: Elly Schlein
DEVE
 
 
 
09-07-2015 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society
Report:A8-0209/2015
Rapporteur: Julia Reda
JURI
 
Short presentations of the following reports:
Security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa and prospects for political stability
Report:A8-0193/2015
Rapporteur: Vincent Peillon
AFET
Evaluation of activities of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED)
Report:A8-0177/2015
Rapporteur: Andrzej Grzyb
AFET
Human rights and technology: the impact of intrusion and surveillance systems on human rights in third countries
Report:A8-0178/2015
Rapporteur: Marietje Schaake
AFET
 
 
09-07-2015 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Texts on which debate is closed
 
 
09-07-2015 -
15:00 - 16:00
Debates
 
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
 
09-07-2015 -
16:00 - 17:00
VOTES (at the end of the preceding debates)
 
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
 
REPORT containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde
Reference: A8-0200/2015

Date:
22-06-2015
Peter van Dalen
PECH
 
REPORT on the amended proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Union procedures in the field of the common commercial policy in order to ensure the exercise of the Union’s rights under international trade rules, in particular those established under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (codified text)
Reference: A8-0203/2015

Date:
22-06-2015
Jiří Maštálka
JURI
 
REPORT on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund, in accordance with point 11 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (floods in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy)
Reference: A8-0211/2015

Date:
25-06-2015
Siegfried Mureşan
BUDG
 
REPORT on the mandate for the trilogue on the 2016 draft budget
Reference: A8-0217/2015

Date:
26-06-2015
José Manuel Fernandes
BUDG
 
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of the Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
Reference: A8-0189/2015

Date:
16-06-2015
David McAllister
AFET
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community and the Swiss Confederation associating the Swiss Confederation to Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and the Research and Training Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community complementing Horizon 2020, and regulating the Swiss Confederation's participation in the ITER activities carried out by Fusion for Energy
Reference: A8-0181/2015

Date:
04-06-2015
Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of the Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
Reference: A8-0188/2015

Date:
16-06-2015
Ivo Vajgl
AFET