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Plenary week at the European Parliament

MEPs are on their way to Strasbourg this morning for the first plenary session of 2019. Here are the highlights to look forward to.



Brexit. At 7.30 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, Parliament will debate the state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, one day after the UK House of Commons' meaningful vote on 15 January on Wednesday.

Austrian/Romanian presidency. MEP's will discuss the priorities of the incoming Romanian Council presidency with Prime Minister Viorican Dancila at 14:00 GMT, following a morning debate with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz assessing the Council presidency's achievements over the past six months. A press conference by EP President Antonio Tajani and Primer Minister Dancila is scheduled at 16:00 on Tuesday.

Pedro Sánchez/Future of Europe. MEP's will exchange views about the future of Europe with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday at 9 a.m. GMT A press conference by EP President Antonio Tajani and Prime Minister Sánchez is scheduled at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday.


UK MEP's in the spotlight

A comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Rapporteur for the opinion: Ashely FOX (South West England, Conservative)


Citizens’ App: Europe in the palm of your hand


The European Parliament has launched a new mobile application to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do. It is searchable, shareable, can be personalised and is available in twenty-four languages.

You can download it on:

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