Friends of Free Cuba Informal Group Constituent Meeting
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MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliament's new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. Seven candidates have put themselves forward for the post so far ahead of the first ballot on Tuesday morning. In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting. Follow the candidates' speeches and the votes live on our website and on social media.
MEPs will vote on Parliament's position on the EU's long-term budget for 2014-2020 as well as on tougher economic governance measures during the plenary session of 11-14 March. They will also be deciding where the EP stands on the reform of the EU's agricultural policy and vote on three reports on women's rights. In addition Israeli president Shimon Peres will address Parliament on Tuesday.