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Wednesday, 7 October

Main items on the agenda

Foreign Affairs debates with Josep Borrell

From 9.15, MEPs will debate with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the EU’s diplomatic mission in Venezuela in view of possible elections and the situation in Iran.


You can follow the debate live on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+


Viktor ALMQVIST
(+32) 470 88 29 42
EP_ForeignAff

Snjezana KOBESCAK SMODIS
(+32) 470 96 08 19
EP_ForeignAff

Changes in the European Commission

At 10.30, Parliament will decide on the appointment of Ms McGuinness as Commissioner in charge of Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Market and on the allocation of the Trade portfolio to Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis. The result of the vote will be announced at 14.15.


You can follow live on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.


Andreas KLEINER
(+32) 498 98 33 22
EuroParlPress


Wirecard scandal

In a debate at 15.00, MEPs will seek answers on how Wirecard, a German payment service-providing company, was able to operate without any inquiry into its actions, despite numerous signs of fraud, market manipulation as well as doubts about its accounting practices.


Capital Markets Union and digital finance

MEPs are set to call for simplified rules for SMEs and start-ups so that they can access financial markets and for a robust EU framework for digital finance to be set up, in a debate at around 15.45. The final results of the votes will be announced on Thursday at 16.30.

Press Conferences


At 10.00, rapporteur Jytte Guteland (S&D, Sweden) will hold a press conference on the European Climate Law. You can follow it live on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

Votes


At 9.00, the results of votes on amendments will be announced, among other things, on


  • the European Climate Law, and
  • the European Forest Strategy.

The first voting session lasts from 10.30 to 11:45, with final results announced at 14.15. MEPs will cast their final vote on


  • the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as Commissioner,
  • the allocation of the Trade portfolio to Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis,
  • the Establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, and
  • the Annual Report on Commercial Policy (2018).

The second voting session lasts from 17.15 until 18.30. Results will be announced on Thursday morning at 8.30.


MEPs will cast their final vote on, among other things,


  • the European Climate Law, and
  • the European Forest Strategy.

During the second voting session amendments will be put to the vote, among other things, on


  • the Resolution on the rule of law and fundamental rights in Bulgaria, and
  • the Capital Markets Union and digital finance.

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