Parliament’s provisional deal with the Council on the EU budget for 2017, struck on Thursday 17 November, will be debated on Wednesday and voted on Thursday. Its negotiators fought for and won better support for unemployed youngsters and additional funds to boost key initiatives supporting SMEs, transport infrastructure projects, research and Erasmus+ student mobility.
The EU-US “Umbrella Agreement” on the protection of personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes will be debated on Wednesday afternoon and voted on Thursday. It aims to ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities.
President of the Republic of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi will address MEPs at 11.00 on Thursday in the Brussels chamber.