Next week will be a mixed plenary and committee and political group week for the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”). Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place.
On Monday and Tuesday, German ministers will lay out their priorities for the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union in a series of meetings with MEPs.
On Wednesday, MEPs will debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the strategy, priorities and key objectives of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Germany will use the motto “Together for Europe’s recovery”. Among other topics, Germany’s focus will be on the post-COVID Recovery Plan, the EU’s future relationship with the UK, digitalisation, and the Multiannual Financial Framework – the EU’s long-term budget.
On the same day, MEPs will debate with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel on the EU’s economic recovery in a post-COVID world, ahead of the EU summit, scheduled to take place on July 17.
Also on Wednesday, MEPs will discuss with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides ways to improve the EU’s public health strategy in order to ensure that Member States’ national health systems would be better placed to handle future threats to public health. MEPs will vote on the resolution on Friday.
On the same day, MEPs will debate the Commission’s Action Plan on how to fight terrorist financing and money laundering. It is expected that MEPs will highlight flaws in how high-risk countries or shell companies are identified. MEPs will vote on the resolution on Friday.
For the complete agenda and overview of the meetings, please see here.