The Week Ahead - 2-8 June 2008
Institutions - 30-05-2008 - 12:19
Plenary session and committee meetings - Brussels
Brussels plenary session. The session opens with a debate with Javier Solana on the Common Foreign and Security Policy. The Council and Commission will make statements on EU-US relations and on the Barcelona process. Also on the agenda are an oral question on prostitution at major sports events and a report on food hygiene (Wednesday and Thursday).
President's activities. EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering has meetings with Prince Albert of Monaco (Wednesday), FIFA President Sepp Blatter (Thursday) and the winners of the Charlemagne Youth Prize.
Internal gas market. The Industry Committee will vote on a draft report on the gas market, taking into account recent negotiations with the Council (Thursday).
ECB. The Economic Affairs Committee adopts its annual report on the European Central Bank (Tuesday).
Media pluralism. A report by the Culture Committee looks at the issue of media concentration in the European Union (Tuesday).
EU documents. At a public hearing with the Council and Commission, the Civil Liberties Committee will consider the question of access to EU documents, with a view to revising the current rules (Tuesday, plus press conference).
EP-China. MEPs and their counterparts from the Chinese National People's Congress hold an interparliamentary meeting in Brussels (Monday and Tuesday).
Inauguration of Politkovskaya Room. President Pöttering will take part in a ceremony officially naming Parliament's press conference room after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya (Wednesday, 4.30pm).
Open Day. As it does each year, Parliament will open its doors to the public on Saturday 7 June.