Thu. May 26th, 2022

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address plenary 

On Wednesday at 17.30, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address MEPs, followed by political group leaders.

 

Joint European Action for energy: debate with Council and Commission 

On Thursday, MEPs will hear from the European Commission and the Council on plans for a Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy.

 

Food security in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine 

MEPs are set to call for EU action to help Ukrainian production and to mitigate the effects of the war in Ukraine on agricultural markets and food supplies.

 

MEPs to discuss EU summits with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen 

On Wednesday, plenary will assess the 10-11 March informal summit’s outcome and outline priorities for the 24-25 March European Council with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen.

 

Parliament set to approve rules on free mobile roaming within the EU 

The “Roam like at Home” scheme will be renewed for another ten years, under plans to be debated on Wednesday and put to the vote on Thursday.

 

Protect EU funds more robustly against oligarchs, MEPs are set to say 

The EU’s capacity to stop oligarchs from receiving EU funds is limited, due to highly fragmented reporting systems and lack of cooperation between EU countries.

 

Parliament to vote on €150 million assistance package for Moldova 

MEPs will decide on the approval of €150 million in macro-financial aid for Moldova to cover part of the country’s external financing needs.

 

Suisse Secrets: debate with Commission and Presidency on latest finance scandal 

On Wednesday, MEPs will discuss what action may be needed following the leaks in February concerning possible wrongdoing by Credit Suisse.

 

COVID-19: EU employment aid worth €4m for 473 dismissed workers in France 

473 employees in France who lost their jobs due to a fall in sales of vending machine products caused by the COVID-19 pandemic should receive €4 million in EU aid.

 

Vote on Parliament’s 2023 calendar 

On Thursday, MEPs will vote on the proposal by the Conference of Presidents (EP President Metsola and political group leaders) on Parliament’s 2023 calendar.

 

Nominations to new special committees and committee of inquiry 

The names of the MEPs who will be sitting on two special committees and a committee of inquiry will be announced on Thursday.

 

Other topics on the agenda 

Newsletter – 23-24 March 2022 – Brussels plenary

 

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