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TTIP, bank restructuring, United Nations visit and fruit and milk in schools - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 26th May for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 27th May. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber to discuss and vote on legislation.




TTIP. MEPs will look to approve their recommendations on TTIP. ISDS, public health, data protection and others will be among the resolution. Once signed the deal needs to be approved in the plenary to enter into force. (Thursday)

Bank restructuring. A draft law to strengthen the stability of the EU banking system is scheduled for a vote in Fruit and milk in schools. (Tuesday)

Brussels plenary

United Nations visit. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address a formal plenary sitting starting at 15:30. (Wednesday)

Fruit and milk in schools. MEPs amending legislation on school fruit, vegetable and milk schemes are set to try to secure more money to promote healthy eating habits among children and the use of local foodstuffs. (Wednesday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes.
Rapporteur for the opinion: Jude Kirton-Darling (North East, Labour) Committee on International Trade (Thursday)

Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT).
Rapporteur for the opinion: Anthea McIntyre (West Midlands, Conservative) Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Thursday)

Green Employment Initiative: Tapping into the job creation potential of the green economy.
Rapporteur: Jean Lambert (London, Greens) Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Thursday)

Use of Passenger Name Record data (EU PNR)
Rapporteur: Timothy Kirkhope (Yorkshire and the Humber, Conservative) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Tuesday)


Hearings and workshops

Challenges and Perspectives in the EU-China Strategic Partnership
Committee on Foreign Affairs (Tuesday)

Pensions: Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Tuesday)

The Institutional Future of the European Union within and beyond the Treaty of Lisbon
Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Tuesday)


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