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MEPs will vote on giving their consent to the agreement that sets the rules for the future EU-UK relationship, on Tuesday, with the result announced on Wednesday morning.

MEPs will discuss and vote on the Commission’s proposal for a Digital Green Certificate, after which they can swiftly start negotiations with member states.

Alexei Navalny, Russian military build-up around Ukraine and the recent Czechia-Russia diplomatic row will be debated with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday.

MEPs will assess the outcome of the 25-26 March European Council and the recent EU-Turkey meeting in Ankara with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen.

MEPs and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell will debate the recent Chinese sanctions against several European entities and politicians, on Wednesday.

The 2021-2027 research programme will help the EU’s health systems prepare for future pandemics and its industry to decarbonise and innovate.

MEPs are set to adopt new rules that would better protect and assist train travellers facing delays, cancellations or discrimination.

On Thursday, plenary is set to give its green light to new rules preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online.

On Wednesday, MEPs will debate resetting outdated international tax rules, including introducing a minimum effective corporate tax rate.

The Defence Fund is the first EU programme to finance common defence-related research and development (R&D) in order to save costs.

The 2021-2027 programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) will become the EU’s most ambitious climate and environmental programme.

EU plans to deploy digital technologies like artificial intelligence, supercomputing and data platforms more widely will be debated and put to the vote on Thursday.

Parliament is set to adopt the reformed EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), building on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The interinstitutional agreement will reinforce a common culture of transparency for Parliament, Council and Commission.

MEPs are set to confirm the allocation of up to €1.86 billion for promoting democracy, rule of law, judicial cooperation and fundamental rights across the EU for 2021-2027.

Parliament is set to back the agreement on a crucial reform of the EU anti-fraud system for 2021-2027.

The €14.8 billion programme will improve flagship initiatives such as Galileo, Copernicus and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).

On Wednesday, Parliament will vote on the renewed European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. The updated Fund will allow more European workers to receive financial support.

Parliament is expected to adopt a programme to strengthen the EU’s internal market by supporting a wide range of activities, from improving food safety to helping SMEs.

To decarbonise maritime transport, Parliament is set to call for a substantial emissions reduction, clean ports, and a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil.

Parliament will debate and decide whether to sign off on the 2019 accounts of 52 EU institutions and bodies.

MEPs will quiz the European Commission and the Council on how they intend to meet the new EU target to lift at least five million children out of poverty by 2030.

Parliament set to call for justice in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case and related investigations, and for further steps to protect EU values in Malta.

MEPs will assess the situation in Colombia as the country approaches the fifth anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement.

MEPs are set to stress the need to tap into the potential of EU-India relations, calling for both parties to work together on geopolitical challenges.

Parliament will hold urgent debates on the following human rights, democracy and rule of law topics on Thursday morning, followed by votes later the same day.

Newsletter – 26-29 April 2021 – plenary session

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