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Plenary session 

Monday, 18 January

Pre-plenary press briefing at 15.30

Parliament and political group spokespersons will hold a press briefing on this week’s plenary session at 15.30. Find additional info here.

Opening of the session

EP President David Sassoli will open the remote plenary session at 17.00.

Live coverage of debates and votes can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.

All information regarding plenary, including speakers’ lists, can be found here.

Post-COVID-19 recovery

MEPs will debate the Technical Support Instrument, worth 864.4 million EUR, to help EU countries prepare the recovery plans needed to access funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility in order to support economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote will take place tomorrow at 13.00.

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Stronger EU powers in trade disputes

Parliament will debate new rules allowing the EU to use countermeasures in trade disputes when WTO arbitration is blocked. They are set endorse the strengthening of the so-called enforcement regulation that allows the EU to protect its trade interests against partners acting illegally. The text will be put to the vote tomorrow at 13.00.

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In brief

Implementation of EU budget. MEPs will debate the annual report on how the EU budget has been spent in 2019 with the President of the European Court of Auditors, Klaus-Heiner Lehne.

Free movement of services. Parliament will discuss how to improve the free movement of services in the EU, as numerous barriers and fragmentation hinder economic growth. A resolution will be put to the vote on Wednesday.

EU arrest warrant. MEPs will propose ways to improve the European Arrest Warrant and ensure it contributes effectively to combatting serious crime in the EU. A resolution will be voted on Wednesday.