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Weekly European Agenda 01/07/2024

The newly elected MEPs will continue to meet to form political groups. The new legislative term will begin with MEPs resuming work on legislative files not finished in the 2019-2024 term. On Monday, the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union commences. On Wednesday, EU Commissioners will meet to receive a presentation of EFB Assessment of the fiscal stance for the euro area in 2025 from Professor Niels Thygesen.

European Parliament

The new legislative term will officially start on 16 July, the first day of the new Parliament’s first plenary session in Strasbourg. During the weeks after the elections, the newly elected MEPs will form political groups according to shared political beliefs. Groups will hold meetings to decide on their composition before the first new plenary meeting. During the first plenary session, MEPs will elect their new President, vice-presidents and quaestors, as well as decide on the number of MEPs that will be sitting in each parliamentary committee. 

Council of Ministers

On Monday, the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union commences. From Tuesday to Wednesday the Hungarian Presidency will host the opening session and workshop on international climate change issues, while from Wednesday to Friday, the Europe - China tourism dialogue ministerial meeting and conference will take place.  

European Commission and High Representative

On Monday, Commissioner Didier Reynders will attend the opening ceremony of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On Wednesday, Commissioner Ylva Johansson will give an address at the launch of the European Union Drugs Agency in Lisbon, while on Thursday, Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will deliver a keynote speech at the Global Conference on Measuring New Forms of Employment, organised by Eurostat and the International Labour Organization (ILO). 



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