Plenary sessions

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    528th Plenary Session including a debate with Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Committee of the Regions, on Thursday 21 September at 9 a.m., and a debate on the state of the Union, with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, on Thursday 21 September at 11 a.m.


    Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI): Stop glyphosate with Herman van Bekkem, representative of Greenpeace Netherlands, and David Schwartz, campaign coordinator in Brussels,  on Wednesday 20 September at 4.30 p.m.

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    526th Plenary Session including:

    • Debate with Emily O'Reilly, 
Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m.
    • Debate 
with Tibor Navracsics, Wednesday 31 May from 4.30 to 5.45 p.m.
    • Discussion with Antonio Tajani, Thursday 1 June 2017 from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.


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    525th Plenary Session including the following events:  

    Debate with Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist nominated for the 2016 Sakharov Prize, on Wednesday 26 April at 3 p.m.

    Debate with Professor Dusan Sidjanski, honorary chairman of the European Cultural Centre, on Wednesday 26 April at 4.30 p.m.

    Debate with Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, on Thursday 27 April at 10.30 a.m.

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    Main debating chamber, European Parliament

    524th Plenary Session

    Wednesday 29 March 2017:

    Debate on the EU's future trade policy, at 3 pm, with the participation of Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

    Debate on cohesion policy post-2020, at 4:30 pm with the participation of Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy


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    523rd Plenary Session

    Thursday 23 February 2017: General debate on the Future of the EESC.

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    521st Plenary Session

    • Thursday 15 December at 9 a.m.: Presentation of the European Commission's 2017 work programme 
Frans Timmermans

    • Thursday 15 December at 10 a.m. Debate on the new sustainable economic models, 
Jyrki Katainen

    • Award ceremony for the Civil society prize,  
on Thursday 15 December at 12 p.m.

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    520th Plenary Session, with the debate on Horizon 2020 on 20 Oct., at 10:00,
    with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation,
    in conjunction with the adoption of opinion INT/792

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    519th Plenary Session, with the following debates and presentations :

    • Debate on the state of the Union, at 10 a.m. on Thursday 22 September, with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission,
    • and statements by Markus Beyrer, director-general of BusinessEurope,
    • Luca Visentini, general secretary of ETUC,
    • and Conny Reuter, co-chair of the Liaison Group with European civil society organisations and networks.
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    518th Plenary Session, with the following debates and presentations

    On Wednesday 13 July :

    • The priorities of the Slovak Presidency, at 4 p.m. with Ivan Korčok, ministre délégué for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union
    • The future of the Economic and Monetary Union,  at 5 p.m. with Sandro Gozi, Italian State Secretary to the Prime Minister's office with responsibility for European Affairs

    On Thursday 14 July at 9.30 a.m.

    • European competition policy,  with Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition


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    517th Plenary Session - On 25 May 2016, debate on the future of ACP-EU relations, 
in conjunction with the adoption of opinion REX/455 with Joseph Chilengi 
President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC) and Neven Mimica 
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.

    On 26 May 2016, debate
Patrick Bernasconi, 
President of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council.