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Greece, TTIP and Copyright - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th July. 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 is 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.



Greece. MEPs will discuss developments in Greece and the EU summit outcomes on migration and security with Council President Donald Tusk and Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, in a three-hour-debate on Tuesday afternoon.

TTIP. Parliament’s recommendations to the Commission for its Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be debated on Tuesday morning, before Wednesday’s vote. Ways to protect investors while safeguarding the regulatory rights of states will top the debate. Press conference with rapporteur Bernd Lange after the vote at 14.30. (Debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday)

Copyright. MEPs will debate potential updating of copyright rules for the digital age. Issues include the right to create and publish photographs of public buildings and the need to improve cross-border access to online content, while ensuring fair remuneration for authors and creators. Press conference with lead MEP Julia Reda on Wednesday at 15.30. (Debate and vote  Thursday)

Read the full agenda (pdf)

Watch live through webstreaming at

Europarl TV
Europe by Satelite
BBC Parliament Live

Other topics

Director's pay, Emission trading, Terrorism and foreign affairs, Resource-saving eonomy and Incoming/outgoing Council presidencies.

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