Council Presidency/summit. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, will debate his government’s plans for its presidency of the Council with MEPs, before joining EP President Jerzy Buzek for a press conference (Wednesday). The session also sees a debate with Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme (Tuesday) on the outgoing Belgian presidency and with Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, on December’s EU summit (Wednesday).
Easier access to healthcare. MEPs will vote at second reading on legislation to ease access to healthcare for EU citizens outside their home country. (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).
EU-Serbia. Parliament will decide whether to approve the EU’s association agreement with Serbia, and will also vote on the wider issues of that country’s progress towards EU integration (debate and vote Tuesday).
Belarus. Parliament will debate the situation in Belarus following the presidential election with High Representative/Commission VP Catherine Ashton (Wednesday).
Tunisia. The session will open with President Buzek, group leaders and the Commission reacting to the recent violence in Tunisia (Monday).
Christians/religious freedom. Issues raised by recent attacks on Christian communities in the Middle East will be debated with Catherine Ashton (debate Wednesday, vote Thursday).
Lithuania – discrimination allegations. MEPs will debate with the Commission proposed rules in Lithuania alleged to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).
Haïti. Parliament will debate the situation in Haïti, one year after the devastating earthquake (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).
Dioxin contamination. The session will include a debate with the Commission on the recent cases of contamination of animal feed with dioxin (Monday).
Hungary’s media law. Two EP committees will discuss Hungary’s new media law, amid accusations that it unduly restricts press freedom (Monday).
EU future budget. Mr Buzek, Mr Orbán and Commission President Barroso will meet to consider the EU’s future budget framework (Wednesday).