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Wednesday, 8 July

Angela Merkel/German Presidency. After a bilateral meeting with EP President David Sassoli, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will address Parliament in a debate on the strategy and main goals of the German Presidency, starting at around 14.15. You can follow the debate live on Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+.


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EU summits. Looking back on the 19 June and forward to the 17 July EU summits, MEPs will convey their stance on future EU financing and economic recovery, in a debate with European Council President Charles Michel and Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, from around 16.00. You can follow the debate live on Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+

At 18.00, EP President Sassoli will meet with Presidents von der Leyen and Michel and Chancellor Merkel to start negotiations on the MFF and Next Generation EU.


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Reform of road transport sector. Parliament will have its final say on new rules on posting of drivers, drivers’ rest times and better enforcement of cabotage rules (transport of goods carried out by non-resident hauliers on a temporary basis). The decisive votes will take place on Wednesday evening; the results will be available the next morning. At 10.00 on Thursday, the three rapporteurs will hold a press conference. You can follow it live on Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+.


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Public health strategy. MEPs are to debate at around 20.00 with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides a much-needed overhaul of the EU’s public health policy to ensure that health systems across the EU are better equipped and coordinated to face future health threats. A resolution will be put to the vote on Friday. You can follow the debate live on Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+.

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The first voting session starts at 16.30, with results announced at 20.00 on, among other things, the resolutions on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and on international and domestic parental abduction of EU children in Japan. MEPs will also vote by secret ballot on the nomination of the Austrian member of the Court of Auditors and on the appointment of the European Banking Authority’s Executive Director.

The second voting session starts at 20.30, with results announced on Thursday at 09.00, on, among other things, the reform of the EU road transport sector.