MEPs will discuss the coronavirus outbreak, the EU’s long-term budget and the situation at the Greek-Turkish border during a shortened plenary session.
Exceptionally, the plenary session takes place in Brussels instead of Strasbourg because of concerns linked to the spread of the coronavirus. The session has been shortened to one day - Tuesday 10 March.
Following the rapid spread of the coronavirus, MEPs will assess EU efforts to come up with a coherent EU-wide response on Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday afternoon, members will assess the situation of refugees at the Greek-Turkish border following Ankara’s decision at the weekend to lift barriers to migrants and asylum seekers seeking access to the EU.
Also on Tuesday afternoon, MEPs will discuss with Council President Charles Michel the failure of the February budget summit to reach an agreement on the EU’s long-term budget, which would allow negotiations between member states and the Parliament to start.