TTIP, FIFA and EU-Russia relations - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 8th June. 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.
TTIP. Parliament’s recommendations to the European Commission for its Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks with the USA will be up for the key debate on Wednesday morning and voted at noon. (Debate and vote Wednesday)
FIFA. Revelations of wide-spread corruption at the International Football Federation and calls to consider a country’s human rights record before choosing it as a venue for international sports events, will be debated on Wednesday. A resolution on FIFA corruption will be voted on Thursday. (Debate Wednesday, vote Thursday)
EU-Russia relations. The EU and its member states should monitor Russia’s funding of EU political parties, say MEPs in two draft reports. The issue of how best to counter Russia's recent entry ban on 89 EU politicians and officials is likely to come up in the debate. (Debate Wednesday, vote Thursday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Prospects for the EU dairy sector - Review of the implementation of the Dairy package
Rapporteur: James Nicholson ( Northern Ireland, UUP) Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Monday)
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Other topics this week
Corporate governance, Intellectual property rights, Hungary and Turkey, Mongolia's President, President's diary and Pre-session press briefing.