EP Vice-President Mairead McGuinness chairs the opening of March plenary session © EU 2016 - European Parliament 

MEPs rejected three requests to add agenda items in votes at the start of the session. These items were the EU passenger name record proposals, human rights in Turkey, and evictions at the Calais “jungle” migrant camp. The opening was chaired by Vice-President Mairead McGuinness, standing in for President Schulz, who was attending the EU-Turkey meeting in Brussels.

Incoming/outgoing MEPs

Morten LØKKEGAARD (ALDE, DK) replaces Ulla TØRNÆS, as of 3 March 2016.