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Justice for drivers, meat labelling and affordable medicines - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 9th February. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber in Strasbourg to discuss and vote on legislation.

This the forum where, following committee meetings in the preceding weeks, MEPs take part in the decision-making and express their standpoint to the European Commission and Council of the European Union.



Bringing dangerous drivers to justice
Fifteen per cent of speed offences in the UK are committed by non-residents. New EU rules will give authorities the tools they need to identify offenders, even if they are not based in Britain. (Tuesday)

Meat labelling
Remember the horsemeat scandal? Should meat used as an ingredient in processed food made subject to country of origin labelling rules? MEPs to debate (Monday and Wednesday)

Affordable medicines
MEPs to discuss concerns that patients may be deprived of innovative medicines due to their cost (Wednesday)

Read the full agenda (pdf)

Watch live through webstreaming at

Europarl TV
Europe by Satelite
BBC Parliament Live

Other topics this week

Tax rulings, counter-terrorism, Ukraine, democracy and more.

Previous weeks