MEPs will take stock of the Juncker Commission’s achievements midway through its mandate but most of all discuss ways forward to a strong EU committed to protecting its citizens and deliver economic growth and jobs. The Commission President will kick off the debate in his annual “State of the Union” speech in plenary session on Wednesday morning.
An EU scheme that will allow more than 5,000 wireless internet connections to be set up in public areas (hospitals, libraries, etc) across the EU, and create a single EU-wide authentication system for them, will be debated and put to a vote on Tuesday.
Member states facing a gas supply crisis will be able to count on help from neighbouring countries under new rules informally agreed by MEPs and ministers to strengthen the security of gas supplies across the EU. The rules will be debated on Tuesday morning and put to Parliament’s final vote on the same day at noon.
The contamination of eggs with the insecticide Fipronil, which affected almost all EU countries, and ways to improve the EU's rapid alert system will be debated by MEPs, the Commission and the Council on Tuesday morning.
Disabled people will have easier access to key products and services such as phones, ATMs and ticketing and check-in machines, under draft EU rules to be debated on Wednesday and put to the vote on Thursday.
Plans to boost forests’ absorption of CO2 and cut greenhouse-gas emissions as a way to tackle climate change will be put to a vote on Wednesday.
The list of candidate MEPs to form the 30-strong special committee on counter-terrorism (TERR) is up for a vote on Tuesday. Its first meeting is scheduled for Thursday.
A series of missile and nuclear tests by North Korea, causing growing international tensions, will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday.
Turkey’s future in Europe, its continued backsliding with respect to the rule of law, human rights and media freedom will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday afternoon. The debate is to be wrapped up by a resolution to be voted on during October I plenary.
Ways to stem migration flows into the EU, particularly via the Mediterranean route, will be debated with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday.
EU member states must ensure that their arms export control decisions are consistent, MEPs are set to say on Wednesday. If necessary, an EU supervisory body should be set up, they add.