8:30 Visit and wreath lying ceremony at the Atatürk Mausoleum
9:30 Meeting with Kemal KILIÇDAROĞLU, Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) - Turkish Grand National Assembly
10:10 Meeting with representatives of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) : Gültan KIŞANAK, Co-Chair, Mr Nasmi GÜR, Vice-Chair in charge of foreign relations, Hasip KAPLAN, Deputy Group Leader at the Parliament, Leyla ZANA, Member for Diyarbakır - Turkish Grand National Assembly
11:00 Meeting with Cemil ÇIÇEK , Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly - Turkish Grand National Assembly
11:30 Opening ceremony of the EU project "Civil Society Facility - Parliamentary Exchange Dialogue" organised by the Turkish Grand National Assembly
13:30 Meeting with representatives of the Vice-Chair of the Justice and Development Party - Turkish Grand National Assembly
14:10 Meeting with Mr Devlet BAHÇELI, Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party - Turkish Grand National Assembly
15:30 Meeting with Mr Abdullah GÜL, President of the Republic of Turkey - Presidential Palace
Afternoon : Meeting with Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ERDOĞAN, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey followed by press conference - Prime Minister Office
A delegation of 43 MEP is taking part in the 23rd session of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific - European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Horsens, Denmark from 25 May to 30 May. The head of the EU delegation is Louis Michel (ALDE, BE).
Economic partnership agreements, sustainable development and climate action, food security and the political impact of the Libya conflict on ACP and EU states will be on the agenda during the meetings.
MEPs and their ACP counterparts will also discuss urgent topics like the situation in Sudan and South Sudan as well as current developments in Mali and Nigeria.
11:00 Roundtable on freedom of religion and belief with representatives of various religious groups - Conrad Hotel
12:00 Economic roundtable with Turkish business associations TÜSİAD, TUSKON, TOBB and DEİK - Conrad Hotel
13:30 Working lunch with think tank and media representatives hosted by the Rector of Bilgi University Istanbul
15:00 Ceremony upon receiving a honorary degree by Bilgi University - Bilgi University
16:00 Roundtable with students - Bilgi University
17:15 Audience with His Holiness Bartholomeos, Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch - Greek Orthodox Partriarchate
With the Council and Commission and EEAS
Civilian missions under Common Security and Defence Policy: state of play - discussion with Hansjoerg Haber, Civilian Operations Commander and Director of CPCC
Discussion with Agostino Miozzo, Managing Director for Crisis Response and Operational Coordination (EEAS), on his recent visits to Syria and Yemen
Public hearing on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) (see public hearings)
Discussion on the Human Rights situation in North Korea
In association with the Development Committee
Discussion on the protection of human rights in natural disaster situations (with focus on Haiti after the earthquake), including presentation of a draft study by the Committee on natural disasters and human rights
Imports of olive oil and other agricultural products from Turkey as regards the delegated and implementing powers to be conferred on the Commission (COD) - discussion on a regulation, rapporteur Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT)
Opening and providing for the administration of certain Community tariff quotas for high-quality beef, and for pigmeat, poultrymeat, wheat and meslin, and brans, sharps and other residues (COD) - discussion on a regulation, rapporteur Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT)
Setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (COD) - discussion on a regulation, rapporteur Christofer FJELLNER (EPP, SE)
Macro-financial assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic (COD) - discussion on a decision, rapporteur Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT)
Trade Agreement EU - Colombia and Peru (NLE) - discussion on consent, rapporteur Mário DAVID (EPP, PT)
Vote (16:30) to be confirmed
Trade Agreement EU -Colombia and Peru (NLE) - vote on a resolution
Special Report No 16/2011 (discharge 2011) - "EU Financial assistance for the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia: Achievements and Future Challenges" (CONT) - vote on the report by Marian-Jean MARINESCU (EPP, RO)
Discussion in the context of the structured dialogue with Janez POTOČNIK (Commissioner)
Public hearing jointly organised with the Committee on Regional Development on the synergies between EU Cohesion policy and Horizon 2020 (see Public Hearings)
Discussion with Johannes HAHN, Commissioner for Regional Policy, on latest developments in Cohesion Policy Legislative Package (11.00-12.30)
Jointly with the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (15.00-16.30) Hearing on Synergies between EU Cohesion Policy and Horizon 2020 (See Public Hearings)
Discussion with Nicolai WAMMEN, Minister for European Affairs, on the state of play of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (17.30-18.30)
'Erasmus for all' - The Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport (COD) - discussion on draft regulation, rapporteur Doris PACK (EPP, DE)
Establishing programme "Europe for Citizens" for the period 2014-2020 - discussion on draft regulation, rapporteur Hannu TAKKULA (ALDE, FI)
Workshop on the proposed Data Protection Regulation - see Other events
Public hearing jointly organised by the Committee on Regional Development and Committee on Industry, Research and Energy on the synergies between EU Cohesion policy and Horizon 2020. The hearing will focus on the role of coordination between the two Union funding programmes while looking at specific examples from EU countries.
The MEPs of Security and Defence Subcommittee will discuss with academic experts why and how small arms and light weapons (SALW) are proliferating and by which measures EU could limit and finally prevent their spreading.
On Tuesday afternoon the Subcommittee on Human Rights will debate on the Human Rights situation in North Korea.
Japan citizen Teruaki Masumoto will talk on the abduction of a member of his family by North Korean authorities and North Korean defector Oh Kil-Nam will make a video statement on the efforts to free his wife and two daughters from North Korean labour camp.
High level speakers from South Korea and USA will talk on the Human Rights situation in North Korea. Relations between EU and North Korea will also be under the discussion.
The debate starts at 15.30 and can be followed online.
This is the first meeting of both parliamentary delegations after the election of Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti in March this year.
The European Parliament Delegation, headed by MEP Monica Luisa MACOVEI (EPP, RO), and the Moldovan Delegation, chaired by Ms Corina Fusu, will debate the status of negotiations on the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, the implementation of reforms in the judiciary and public administration fields, and the fight against corruption in Moldova as well as the most recent developments in resolving the Transnistria conflict.
MEPs will discuss the reform of the 1995 data protection law presented by the European Commission last January. Civil rights and privacy activists, lawyers, internet companies' representatives and other experts will take part in the debate, which has been organised by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
8:30 Meeting with Herman VAN ROMPUY - Justus Lipsius
12:30 Meeting with Wang JIARUI, Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee - Grand Salon Protocolaire, Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) building - 9th floor
18:00 Meeting with Ivo JOSIPOVIĆ, President of Croatia - Grand Salon Protocolaire, Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) building - 9th floor, followed by a press point, Press area, Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) building - 9th floor
19:30 Meeting on "Europe and the Arab Spring : responding to the changing Arab Order" organised by the European Investment Bank and Friends of Europe
(9:00-10:00) Jointly with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Discussion with Jacques Alfred Ndoumbe Eboulè, President of the Peace and Security Committee of the African Union
In association with the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Discussion with Iurie LEANČA, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova
Votes (at 10:00)
EU-Russia agreement on trade in parts and components of motor vehicles (NLE) - vote on consent, rapporteur Paweł ZALEWSKI (EPP, PL)
EU-Russia Agreement regarding the preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the current EU-Russia Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (NLE) - vote on consent, rapporteur Gianluca SUSTA (S&D, IT)
EU-Russia Agreement regarding the introduction or increase by the Russian Federation of export duties on raw materials (NLE) - vote on consent, rapporteur Inese VAIDERE (EPP, LV)
EU-Russia Agreement on the administration of tariff-rate quotas applying to exports of wood and EU-Russia Protocol on technical modalities (NLE) - vote on consent, rapporteur Inese VAIDERE (EPP, LV)
Trade aspects of the Eastern partnership (INI) - vote on a resolution by Miloslav RANSDORF (GUE/NGL, CZ)
The consequences of the crisis in the European tanning industry - vote on a resolution by Cristiana MUSCARDINI (EPP, IT)
EU-Japan trade negotiations - discussion and vote on a motion for a resolution after an oral question
Employment Package - Discussion with Bernadette SÉGOL, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) (16.10)
White Paper on Pensions - Discussion with László ANDOR, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Electronic identification of bovine animals and deleting the provisions on voluntary beef labelling (COD) - Vote on a regulation, report by Sophie AUCONIE (EPP, FR)
Computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States (COD) - Vote on a directive, report by Sophie AUCONIE (EPP, FR)
Mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change (COD) - Vote on a regulation, report by Bas EICKHOUT (Greens/EFA, NL)
The implementation of EU water legislation, ahead of a necessary overall approach to European water challenges (INI) - Vote on a resolution by Richard Seeber (EPP, AT)
Presentation of the Proposal for a European Innovation Partnership on raw materials - Discussion with Commission representatives (10h00-12h30)
Safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration and production activities (COD) - Discussion on a report by Ivo Belet (PPE, BE) (11h00-12h30)
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) - Discussion with Androulla VASSILIOU, Commissioner for Education, Culture Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth (15h30-16h30)
Joint meeting with the Transport and Tourism Committee (11.00-12h30)
eCall: new 112 service for citizens
Joint meeting with the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (11.00-12.30, room PHS 1A002)
Hearing on "The new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund" (9.00-12.30) (See Public Hearings)
Discussion with Jane LUBCHENCO, US Under Secretary of commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in presence of Maria DAMANAKI, Commissioner for Maritime affairs and fisheries (15.00-16.00)
Discussion with a Commission representative on fisheries agreements with third countries and negotiations underway (16.00-17.00) (In camera)
Public Hearing on "Legal aspects of public procurement and procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors" (09.00-10.00) - see Public Hearings
Joint meeting with Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - ASP, room 5G3
Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters (COD) - orientation vote on a regulation, rapporteurs Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) and Antonyia PARVANOVA (ALDE, BG) (12.00-12.30)
Structured dialogue concerning the legislative programme of the Commission - discussion with Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Administration
Joint meeting with Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (15.00-15.45) - ASP 5G3 - see separate draft agenda
Recent terrorist attacks in the EU - discussion with EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles De KERCHOVE (17.15-18.15)
Combating attacks against information systems (COD) - discussion on state of play after trilogues, rapporteur Monika HOHLMEIER (EPP, DE) (18.15-18.30)
EP Rules of Procedure: interpretation of Rules 48(2) and 50; amendment of Rules 20 and 27 (REG) - vote on Rules, rapporteur Carlo CASINI (EPP, IT)
Budget 2013: mandate for trilogue (BUD) - vote on opinion to budgetary procedure, rapporteur Enrique GUERRERO SALOM (S&D, ES)
Joint meeting with Committee on Legal Affairs (12.00-12.30)
Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters (COD) - orientation vote on a regulation, rapporteurs Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) and Antonyia PARVANOVA (ALDE, BG) - see separate draft agenda
Joint meeting with Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (15.00-15.45)
- see separate draft agenda
Organised by the Committee on Legal Affairs, in the framework of the two draft opinions by rapporteur Giuseppe GARGANI (EPP, IT) on proposals for directives of the European Parliament and of the Council on public procurement, MEPs will discuss with experts the situation from the perspectives of the contracting authority, local authorities and trade unions.
The Budgetary Control Committee organises a hearing on the future role of the European Court of Auditors.The hearing will be introduced by the chairman of the Budgetary Control Committee, Mr Michael THEURER. Speakers will include Parliament's rapporteur Ms Inés AYALA SENDER and Mr Vítor CALDEIRA, President of the European Court of Auditors.
17:00 Meeting with Demetris CHRISTOFIAS, President of the Republic of Cyprus - Presidential Palace
18:00 Meeting with the Cypriot government - Filoxenia Conference Centre
20:00 Press Conference with President Schulz and President CHRISTOFIAS - Press Centre
Public hearing "EULEX Kosovo - Current State of Play and Strategic Review" (see public hearings)
Negotiations on the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) - vote on a resolution by Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI (ALDE, FI)
Recommendation to the Council on the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly (INI) - vote on a resolution by Alexander Graf LAMBSDORFF (ALDE, DE)
Draft Amending Budget No 2/ 2012: EU Solidarity Fund appropriations to address flooding in Italy (Liguria and Tuscany) in 2011 (BUDG) - vote on the report by Francesca BALZANI (S&D, IT)
Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund - floods in Liguria and Tuscany (BUDG) - vote on the report by José Manuel FERNANDES (EPP, PT)
European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) - Application EGF/2011/020 ES/Comunidad Valenciana - Footwear, Spain (BUDG) - vote on the report by Salvador GARRIGA POLLEDO (EPP, ES)
Amendment of Decision No 1639/2006/EC establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013) and of Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of the trans-European transport and energy networks (BUDG) - vote on the political agreement - report by Göran FÄRM (S&D, SE)
European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) Annual Report 2011 - Discussion following the presentation of the Annual Report by Mario DRAGHI, Chairman of the ESRB (10.00)
Attractiveness of investing in Europe (INI) - vote on a resolution by Rodi KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU (EPP, EL)
European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (COD) - vote on a regulation, report by Sophie AUCONIE (EPP, FR)
European Venture Capital Funds (COD) - vote on a regulation, report by Philippe LAMBERTS (Greens/EFA, BE)
Access to Basic Banking Services (INI) - Vote on a resolution by Jürgen KLUTE (GUE/NGL, DE)
Towards a job-rich recovery - Adoption of question for oral answer and of motion for a resolution
Discussion on the study "Promotion of Innovation on the Internet and Citizens' Right to Privacy"
Discussion with Alberto POTOTSCHNIG, Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and Walter BOLTZ, Vice-Chair of the Board of Regulators
Single European railway area (recast version) (COD) - vote on draft directive, rapporteur Debora SERRACCHIANI (S&D, IT)
Amendment of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 (COD) - vote on draft regulation, rapporteur Silvia-Adriana ŢICĂU (S&D, RO)
• Setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Community (COD) - vote on a draft regulation, rapporteur Giancarlo SCOTTÀ (EFD, IT)
• Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 as regards the application of direct payments to farmers in respect of the year 2013 - presentation of the results of the trilogue, rapporteur Luis Manuel CAPOULAS SANTOS (S&D, PT)
• Quality systems applicable to agricultural products (COD) - presentation of state of play, draft regulation, rapporteur Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ (S&D, ES)
• Discussion with René SOUCHON, rapporteur for the opinion of the Committee of Regions, on the CAP reform
Workshop on Common European Sales Law (09.00-10.30) -see Other Events
Court of Justice: Statute amendment (COD) - vote on a regulation, rapporteur Alexandra THEIN (ALDE, DE)
EU civil service tribunal: temporary judges (COD) - vote on a regulation, rapporteur Alexandra THEIN (ALDE, DE)
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - EU/Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA (NLE) - vote on opinion to consent, rapporteur Marielle GALLO (EPP, FR)
Company law: annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings (COD) - vote on negotiating mandate to a directive, rapporteur Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP, DE)
Securities: issuers trading on a regulated market, transparency requirements (COD) - vote on negotiating mandate to a directive, rapporteur Arlene MCCARTHY (S&D, UK)
Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast) (COD) - vote on negotiating mandate to a regulation, rapporteur Tadeusz ZWIEFKA (EPP, PL)
Roma people: situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States: discussion of report with representatives of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and European Commission (10.00-11.00)
Personal data protection: processing and free movement of data (General Data Protection Regulation) (COD) - joint discussion on a directive and regulation, rapporteurs Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens/EFA, DE) and Dimitrios DROUTSAS (S&D, EL) (11.00-12.10)
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - EU/Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States (NLE) - vote on opinion to consent, rapporteur Dimitrios DROUTSAS (S&D, EL)
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International protection: Member State responsible for examining an application by a third-country national or a stateless person (COD) - discussion on the state of play of the Dublin 11 Regulation after trilogues, rapporteur Cecilia WIKSTRÖM (ALDE, SE) (16.45-17.15) - to be confirmed
Asylum: minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers (COD) - discussion on the state of play, rapporteur Antonio MASIP HIDALGO (S&D, ES) (17.15-17.45) - to be confirmed
Organised by the Committee on Legal Affairs, MEPs and experts will discuss the unfair contract terms in business to consumer (B2C) relations and business to business (B2B) relations from the viewpoint of both consumers and industry.
Workshop programme can be accessed via the link below.
9:30 Guided tour of Old Nicosia and visit of EU funded projects
11:30 Meeting with Yiannakis OMIROU, President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, the chairs of political groups and the chairperson of the Foreign and European Affairs committee - Filoxenia Conference Centre
13:00 Press point with Yiannakis OMIROU , President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus