Plenary week at the European Parliament
MEPs are on their way to Strasbourg this morning for the second plenary session in October. Here are the highlights to look forward to.
EU Summit. MEPs will assess the outcome of the 17/18 October summit, in a debate with European Council President Donald Tusk. The main topics of the leaders' meeting were migration, internal security and Brexit on Wednesday.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica. MEPs are expected to urge Facebook to allow EU bodies to carry out a full audit assessing data protection and security of users' personal data. They are also set to call for election manipulation to be prevented on social platforms and for action to update EU competition rules to reflect the digital reality. MEPs will debate and vote on Thrusday.
Plastic ban. Parliament will vote on a new law to forbid the sale of single-use plastic products such as cutlery, cotton bud sticks, plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks within the EU from 2021. The debate will be held on Monday and the vote on Wednesday.
The European Parliament, Brexit and Scotland: where do we stand?
The Scottish MEP's Alyn Smith (SNP) and David Martin (Labour) and Kirsty Hughes, Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER), will hold a panel discussion event about Brexit, the European Parliament and Scotland.
Join us at our event!
Friday 26 October, Edinburgh