“This is Europe” debate with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
From 10.30 to 12.00, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss with MEPs his views on Europe’s challenges and future. Before the start of the debate, President Metsola will make a statement to mark Europe Day. President Metsola and Chancellor Scholz will hold a bilateral meeting at 10.05, followed by a press point at 10.20.
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Stopping greenwashing and increasing the durability of products
In an evening debate with Commissioner Didier Reynders, starting at around 20.30, MEPs will discuss their position on a new directive to improve product labelling, ban planned obsolescence so products will last longer and end misleading claims. The vote will take place on Thursday.
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Debate on new proposals to reform the Stability and Growth Pact
MEPs will debate from 9.00 to 10.30 with Commissioner Šefčovič and Swedish Minister for EU Affairs, Roswall the legislative proposals recently tabled to reform the EU’s economic governance rule. During the debate, MEPs will outline their priorities concerning this reform, building on the resolution adopted in July 2021.
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Combatting violence against women
Parliament will debate the EU’s accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing violence against women in the afternoon with Commissioner Dalli. MEPs are expected to green light the ratification in a vote on Wednesday.
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Situation in Sudan. In the afternoon, MEPs will debate with Commissioner Várhelyi how to avoid an escalation in hostilities that could have far-reaching implications for the East Africa region.
No EU import duties on Ukrainian exports/Assistance to Moldova. In votes at noon, Parliament is expected to give its green light to suspend EU import duties on Ukrainian agricultural products for another year and approve €145 million in additional assistance to Moldova.
Budget Discharge. MEPs will debate at 13.00 with Commissioner Hahn how the EU institutions, bodies and agencies have executed their budgets in 2021. The decision whether to sign off the accounts will be taken on Wednesday.
EU enlargement. Plenary will discuss with Commissioner Várhelyi in the evening the unsatisfactory developments in accession negotiations with Serbia, and Kosovo’s work to secure the status of EU candidate country. The vote will take place on Wednesday.
Between 12.00 and 13.00, MEPs will vote, among other things, on
· methane emissions reduction in the energy sector;
· the suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian agricultural products;
· macro-financial aid for Moldova;
· three laws to implement the Windsor Framework, on food, seed potatoes and plants for planting and agricultural machinery; medicinal products for human use; steel products;
· the EU’s School's scheme for fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products; and
· EU job seeker’s aid worth €1.2 million for 303 dismissed workers in Spain.
Live coverage of the plenary session can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.
For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.
All information regarding plenary, can be found here.