Wednesday 16 May 2018, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30
Thursday 17 May 2018, 9.00 – 12.30
Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (3G-3)
Thursday, 17 May 10.00
Reform of trade defence instruments - final committee vote. Members will vote on the Council position adopted on 16 April on the basis of the outcome of informal negotiations reached in December 2017. INTA will thus open the way for a last plenary vote in May in Strasbourg. Documents.
Financial help to Ukraine. Members are set to vote on a proposal offering EUR 1 billion as a loan to help Kiev meet its external financing needs in 2018 and 2019. Documents.
Wednesday and Thursday
EU-Mexico agreement. Following the announcement of the agreement in principle reached on 21 April, Commission's Director in DG Trade, Ms Helena Konig will present the main elements of the deal and talk about the few areas where discussions are still under way. The Mexican Ambassador and Mexico's Chief Negotiator will also be present. Wednesday 9.00
EU-Mercosur negotiations. Commission's Director and EU Chief Negotiator, Ms Sandra Gallina will brief MEPs on the state of play of negotiations following the latest rounds of talks. The Pro-tempore Presidency of the Mercosur will be represented by the Ambassador of Paraguay. Wednesday 10.00
EU-US relations. MEPs will first analyse the latest developments with foreign affairs MEPs during a public hearing, and then discuss an opinion for the AFET committee. Wednesday 14.30 at room JAN 2Q2 and 16.10 at room ASP 3G3.
Brexit and trade. The authors will present the study: "Future Trade Relations Between the EU and the UK: Options After Brexit” Thursday 9.00