Women's Day. Parliament hosts a seminar for journalists on Wednesday and a meeting with national parliaments on women and the crisis on Thursday, ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March.
Myanmar. President Thein Sein and foreign minister U Wunna Maung Lwin visit Parliament to discuss latest developments in Myanmar (Burma). The minister will debate with foreign affairs committee MEPs. (Tuesday)
Bahrain. Human rights and foreign affairs MEPs will discuss the latest situation in Bahrain with members of the country's Council of Representatives. The debate follows an MEP delegation fact-finding visit in December and Parliament's condemnation of human rights violations in a resolution adopted by Parliament in January. (Thursday)
Plenary preparation. Parliament's political groups will prepare for the plenary session in Strasbourg, which will feature addresses by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Israel's President Shimon Peres, a vote to underline Parliament's position on the EU's long-term budget, the formal vote on a deal with Council on budgetary discipline ("two-pack") and a decision on a mandate to open negotiations with member states on agriculture policy reform.
President's agenda. EP President Martin Schulz's diary includes a meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein followed by a press point (Tuesday). On Wednesday he will meet with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and with Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand (Wednesday). In Berlin he will present his book "Der gefesselte Riese" (Friday).
Pre-session press briefing. The regular briefing by the EP Press Service and political group spokespeople will be held on Friday, 8 March at 11 a.m. (Altiero Spinelli building, Room 5G2).