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Paris attacks, refugee crisis and tax rulings - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th November. 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.



Terrorist attacks. MEPs will discuss the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent police and military operations, and also give their feedback on the 20 November Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting, in a key debate with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Council Presidency from 8.30 to 12.00. (Debate Wednesday)

Refugee crisis. The outcome of the 11 and 12 November EU summit with African leaders in Valetta (Malta) on migration and its root causes, as well as the G20 summit of 15 and 16 November, will be debated with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (Wednesday at 15.30).

Tax rulings. Parliament’s recommendations to combat aggressive corporate tax planning and tax evasion will be debated on Tuesday, and set out in a resolution, drafted by the Special Committee on Tax Rulings, to be voted on Wednesday. A press conference is scheduled Wednesday for 15.00. (Debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday)


Other topics

EU Budget 2016, LUX Prize, insurance sales, toxic plastics, preventing radicalisation, and Italy’s President addressing the European Parliament.

Read the full agenda (pdf)

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