Thursday, 9 July
Human rights worldwide/Turkey/Belarus. From 09.15, MEPs and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell will discuss the EU’s Human Rights Annual Report for 2019, which provides insight into the EU’s action to stop the pushback against human rights worldwide. MEPs will also discuss with Josep Borrell both the situation in the Mediterranean and Turkey’s problematic role in the region (from around 10.00) and the situation in Belarus (from around 10.45). You can follow the debates live via Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+
Rule of law/EU funding. In a debate from around 15.45, MEPs will quiz the Council and the Commission on making EU funds for member states under the next EU long-term budget (MFF) conditional on their respect for the rule of law. You can follow the debate live via Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.
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Dangerous chemicals. In a debate from 14.30 on the upcoming EU chemicals strategy for sustainability, MEPs are expected to demand that our health and the environment be better protected by stepping up action against dangerous chemicals. A resolution will be put to the vote on Friday. You can follow the debate live via Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.
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Fighting antigypsyism. MEPs will take stock of the situation regarding Roma integration and the effectiveness of past strategies and focus on the EU’s plans for the next decade, from around 15.00. You can follow the debate live via Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.
Press conferences (in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya pressroom and via Skype)
10.00: Reform of the EU road transport sector (mobility package): by rapporteurs Henna Virkkunen (EPP, FI), Ismai Ertugl (S&D, DE) and Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL, CZ). Follow the press conference live via webstreaming and EbS
Results of Wednesday’s second voting session (on procedure and amendments) will be announced at 9.00.
The first voting session (on amendments) starts at 09.15 with results announced at 14.15.
The second voting session (on amendments) starts at 14.30, with results being announced at 18.15.
The third and last voting session today starts at 18.30. Results will be announced on Friday morning, on, among other things, the humanitarian situation in Venezuela and the migration and refugee crisis, the activities of the EIB, and on the report on protecting the EU’s financial interests and on combating fraud.