The Week Ahead: 10–14 December 2018

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Last Plenary Session of the year at the European Parliament in Strasbourg where the EU budget for 2019 will be debated and voted along with more protection for workers and food safety. Check out our priorities below:

MONDAY

The TAX3 Committee hosts an exchange of views with Commissioners Vera Jourova and Margrethe Vestager to discuss the state of play of the implementation of the recommendations made by the Parliament in the last 4 years.

ALDE MEP Yana Toom (EE) will present her report on education in the digital era: challenges, opportunities and lessons for EU policy design.

MEPs will debate on Monday and vote later on a free trade agreement between the EU and Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever done by the EU.

TUESDAY

The plenary will debate, and vote on Tuesday on the final report on protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work and a reform of the Eurofond, a report by MEP MEP Enrique Calvet Chambón (ES).

MEPs will vote on the EP´s position on a new proposal aiming to make the authorisation process for substances and food stuff more transparent. The proposal is a follow-up to the European Citizens’ Initiative on glyphosate.

The hemicycle will debate their priorities for the 13–14 December EU summit, which will focus on the EU’s long-term budget, migration, the single market and external relations, as well as the results of the Eurogroup and the upcoming Euro summit.

WEDNESDAY

The Parliament is set to approve a deal on the 2019 EU budget, boosting funds for growth and jobs, namely Erasmus+, climate protection, research, tackling migration and youth unemployment.

The final report of the Special Committee on Terrorism will be voted, calling for a self-standing portfolio for the Commissioner for “Security Union” and urging member states to strengthen cooperation and swiftly share information when the threat level increases. MEP Nathalie Griesbeck (FR) is our co-rapporteur.

THURSDAY

The Budget Committee will debate on the Annual Report 2017 on the control of the financial activities of the European Investment Bank and the protection of the European Union’s financial interests and fight against fraud.

Source: EP

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