Other topics on the agenda 

Other topics for debate and votes include the following:

  • Increased terrorism threat, debate Thursday, Council and Commission statements
  • Situation in Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Colombian peace process, debate Tuesday, with resolution on Yemen only, statement by the VP of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  • Strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings, debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday, (COD), rapporteur Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, FR)
  • Annual report on EU Competition Policy, debate Monday, vote Tuesday (INI), rapporteur Werner Langen (EPP, DE)
  • The role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values, debate Mon, vote Tuesday (INI), rapporteur  Julie Ward (S&D, UK)
  • Annual activity report of the Petitions committee, debate and vote Thursday (INI), rapporteur Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg (S&D, PL)
  • Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, debate Monday, vote Tuesday, rapporteur Gabriel Mato (EPP, ES)
  • Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation and Capital Markets Union, debate Monday, vote Tuesday, rapporteur Burkhard Balz (EPP, DE)