Next week will be a committee and political group week in the European Parliament.

MEPs will spend a good portion of their week with their political groups, where they will prepare for the plenary session in Strasbourg, scheduled for February 10-13, 2020. They will discuss, among other topics, the future relationship with the UK post-Brexit, the EU-Vietnam trade deal, the humanitarian situation of refugees, the EU Gender Equality Strategy, the fight against hatred and racism, and the illegal trade in pets. MEPs will also prepare for their first plenary debate with Christine Lagarde, the new President of the European Central Bank.

On Monday, MEPs from the Committee on Environment and Public Health (“ENVI”) will hold a debate with Andrea Ammon, the Executive Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (“ECDC”), where they are expected to discuss the recent Coronavirus outbreak.

On Thursday, Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the EU Chief Prosecutor, will discuss the state of play on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office with MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee (“LIBE”). The Office is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.

Meetings and Agenda

Monday, February 3, 2020

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

15:00 – 18:30

  • Exchange of views with Mr Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market
  • Exchange of views with Ms Andrea Ammon, Executive Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2020
  • Objection pursuant to Rule 112: draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the non-approval of propolis extract as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
    • Rapporteur: Joëlle Mélin (ID)
  • Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Draft Commission Implementing Decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified soybean MON 87708 × MON 89788 × A5547-127, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • Co-rapporteurs: Tilly Metz (Verts/ALE), Sirpa Pietikäinen (PPE), Günther Sidl (S&D), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL), Eleonora Evi (NI)

Committee on Foreign Affairs

15:30 – 17:30

  • EU-Canada relations – state of play and impact of the 2019 Federal elections
  • Strategic dialogue with Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood & Enlargement, on the performance rewards 2020 under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  • No meetings of note

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Committee on Foreign Affairs

13:00 – 13:45

  • Presentation of the revised enlargement methodology by Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

09:00 – 12:30

  • Monetary Dialogue with Christine LAGARDE, President of the European Central Bank (09.00-11.00)

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

09:00 – 12:00

  • Question for written answer E-002515-19 to the Commission by Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL) on the European migration control in Morocco
  • LIBE Mission to the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), Tallinn, Estonia, 29-30 October 2019

Debate in association with the Committee on Budgetary Control

  • Establishment of the European Public Prosecutor Office -presentation of the state of play by Laura CODRUŢA KÖVESI, EU Chief Prosecutor (10.00-11.30)
  • Establishing the Internal Security Fund

 Friday, February 7, 2020

  • No meetings of notes