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Plenary week at the European Parliament

MEPs are on their way to Strasbourg this morning for the December plenary session. Here are the highlights to look forward to.



Brexit. One day after the vote on the negotiated withdrawal agreement in the British parliament, MEPs will debate the outcome of this vote with the EU chief negotiator (tbc) and the state of play of Brexit on Wednesday morning.

2019 EU budget. Parliament is set to approve a deal on the 2019 EU budget, boosting funds for growth and jobs, namely Erasmus+, climate protection, research, tackling migration and youth unemployment on Wednesday.

2018 Sakharov Prize. The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, currently imprisoned in Russia, will be awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a ceremony at noon by President Tajani on Wednesday.


UK MEP's in the spotlight

Resolution on the Fundamental Rights of People of African Descent in Europe
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Claude MORAES (London, Labour)  

Regulation establishing the Rights and Values programme
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Rapporteur for the opinion: Jean LAMBERT (London, Greens)

Proposal on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks
Committee on Regional Development
Rapporteur for the opinion: John HOWARTH (South East England, Labour)

Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB
Committee on Budgetary Control and Committee on International Trade
Rapporteur for the opinion: William (the Earl of) DARTMOUTH (South West England, UKIP)


What Europe does for me


Do you feel that the EU does many things but you can never say any specific action? Do you want to know what the EU does in your region? Do you know which European policies are important in your life?
The European Parliament has launched What Europe does for me, a ground-breaking website that will help you answer all that questions with short, easily readable notes on how the EU has improved our lives.


What Europe does for me

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