MEPs will honour President David Sassoli in a ceremony at the start of Monday’s plenary session at 18.00 in Strasbourg.
On Tuesday, Parliament will choose its President for the second half of the legislative term.
The European Parliament is set to elect its 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Wednesday, MEPs will discuss with French President Emmanuel Macron the political strategy and aims of France’s six-month helm of the EU.
Parliament will vote on its position on the Digital Services Act, which sets out rules to tackle illegal content online and make platforms accountable for their algorithms.
On Wednesday, Parliament is expected to endorse the provisional agreement on increasing the powers of the European Medicines Agency.
On Thursday, MEPs will debate and vote on how to improve animal welfare during transport, control live animal exports more effectively and limit the transport of young animals.
On Wednesday afternoon, MEPs will discuss with European Council President Charles Michel and the Commission the outcome of the 16 December summit.
MEPs will vote on whether to extend the mandates of Czech, Latvian and Polish members of the European Court of Auditors and whether to endorse the new Slovenian candidate.
MEPs will debate with the Commission and Council ways to address the devastating effect of the COVID-19 crisis on young Europeans’ employment and education.
Parliament will hold urgent debates on the following human rights, democracy and rule of law topics on Wednesday evening, followed by votes later the same day.