This week, the last plenary session of the year took place before the European Parliament’s Christmas break.
The next Week Ahead in the European Parliament will therefore be sent to you on January 7, 2019.
On Wednesday, December 12, the European Parliament approved the EU’s budget for 2019 by 451 votes to 142, with 78 abstentions. The budget will provide additional funds to, among others, research, climate protection, and the fight against youth unemployment. The adopted text can be found here.
On the same day, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) approved the final report, entitled “Findings and recommendations” of the Special Committee on Terrorism (“TERR”), detailing how best to combat terror in the EU. The report calls for increased cooperation and information-sharing between Member States when the terrorist threat level rises. The adopted text can be found here.
Also on Wednesday, MEPs agreed the European Parliament’s position at first reading on the proposal for a Regulation complementing EU type-approval legislation with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (Brexit preparedness). The Regulation calls for business continuity and compliance with EU type-approval legislation for manufacturers of vehicles and of non-road mobile machinery. The adopted text can be found here and the proposal for a Regulation here.
Meetings and Agenda
- No meetings of note in the European Parliament before January 7, 2019.