Monday 6 – Tuesday 7 November
Joint meeting of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Debates: Substantiation and communication of explicit environmental claims (Green Claims Directive).
Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Debates: Exchange of views with the Budget committee of the Ukrainian Parliament; Workshop on “Preventing EU funds from reaching sanctioned individuals or entities”; 2022 discharge: General budget of the EU – Commission; Transparency and accountability of non-governmental organisations funded from the EU budget.
Votes: Partial renewal of Members of the Court of Auditors – BE and FI nominees; Protection of the European Union’s financial interests – combating fraud – annual report 2022; Combating corruption, replacing Council Framework Decision 2003/568/JHA and the Convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member States of the European Union.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Debates: Laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products; Safety of toys and repealing Directive 2009/48/EC; Detergents and surfactants; Laying down Union procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human use and establishing rules governing the European Medicines Agency; Union code relating to medicinal products for human use; Exchange of views with the Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; Plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed; European Court of Auditors’ Special Report 19/2023: EU efforts for sustainable soil management – Unambitious standards and limited targeting.
Votes: UN Climate Change Conference 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (COP28); Revision of the EU Pollinators Initiative – A new deal for pollinators; Non-communicable diseases; Mental health.
Tuesday 7 November
Joint meeting of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Debates: Exchange of views on the implementation of the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation and frozen funds in Hungary subject to the Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027; Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)
Debates: Effective coordination of economic policies and multilateral budgetary surveillance; Amending Regulation (EC) No 1467/97 on speeding up and clarifying the implementation of the excessive deficit procedure; Amending Directive 2011/85/EU on requirements for budgetary frameworks of the Member States; Transparency and integrity of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating activities; Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes; Public Hearing with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB.
Votes: Amending Directive 2014/59/EU and Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 as regards certain aspects of the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)
Debates: Mission to Interparliamentary Conference on Stability Coordination and Governance in the EU; Revision of the European Labour Authority mandate; Exchange of views with Dubravka Šuica; Establishing the European Disability Card and the European Parking Card for persons with disabilities.
Votes: Reducing inequalities and promoting social inclusion in times of crisis for children and their families.
Joint meeting of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)
Debates: Exchange of views with Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, on the implementation of the Technical Support Instrument (TSI).
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Debates: Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting on the Evaluation of Activities of the Eurojust.
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Debates: Standards for equality bodies in the field of equal treatment and equal opportunities between women and men in matters of employment and occupation (Joint meeting with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL); Gender aspects of the rising cost of living and the impact of the energy crisis; Presentation of Eurofound data on gendered implications of the rising cost of living and energy; Establishing the European Disability Card and the European Parking Card for persons with disabilities; 2022 discharge: European Institute for Gender Equality; 2022 discharge: General budget of the EU – Commission; Presentation by the Court of Auditors on The Spotlight Initiative to end violence
against women and girls (Joint meeting with the Committee on Development (DEVE).
Votes: Human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter – annual report 2023.
Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debates: Exchange of views with Cristian Tudor, the Head of EU Delegation to Qatar; Exchange of views with EU Ambassador to Tunisia, following the denial of entry to the AFET ad hoc delegation; Exchange of views with the Head of EU Delegation to Libya; Exchange of views with the Head of EU Delegation to ASEAN; Exchange of views with the Head of EU Delegation to the USA.
Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Debates: Draft Amending Budget No 4 to the General Budget 2023 Reduction in payment appropriations; The Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Kiribati.
Votes: Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers; European Hydrogen Bank; European Maritime Safety Agency; Amending Regulation (EC) No 1467/97 on speeding up and clarifying the implementation of the excessive deficit procedure; 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission; 2023 Budget: Other Sections; Building policy.
European Youth Hearing
As a follow up to this year’s European Youth Event (EYE2023), young people will present and discuss with MEPs their most voted ideas “EYE2023: The Youth Ideas Report is out!” in a public hearing and workshops, as well as highlight the concerns of young voters in the run-up to the 2024 European Elections.
Wednesday 8 November
Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debates: Presentation of the 2023 Enlargement Package and the new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans by Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.
Debates: Address by Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 26-27 October 2023; State of the Energy Union; System of own resources of the European Union; Type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to their emissions and battery durability (Euro 7); Strengthening the right to participate: legitimacy and resilience of electoral processes in illiberal political systems and authoritarian regimes.
Thursday 9 November
Joint meeting of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Votes: European Health Data Space.
Committee on Fisheries (PECH)
Debates: ICCAT, 28th Regular Meeting of the International Commission of the Atlantic Tunas; Proposal for fishing opportunities (TAC) for 2024 in the Atlantic Ocean, Kattegat and Skagerrak; Mission of the Committee on Fisheries to Split (Croatia) to the 46th session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM).
Votes: Amending Directive 2005/35/EC on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties, including criminal penalties, for pollution offences.
Debates: Outcome of the EU-US summit; European Economic Security strategy.
Votes: Election of a Quaestor of the European Parliament; European environmental economic accounts: new modules; Data Act; Amending certain Regulations as regards the establishment and functioning of the European single access point (ESAP); European single access point (ESAP): access to information in relation to financial services, capital markets and sustainability; Settlement discipline, cross-border provision of services, supervisory cooperation, provision of banking-type ancillary services and requirements for third-country central securities depositories; Conservation and enforcement measures applicable in the Regulatory Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO); Road vehicles: maximum dimensions in national and international traffic and maximum weights in international traffic (codification); EU/China Agreement: modification of concessions on all the tariff rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV; EU/Madagascar Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Implementing Protocol (2023-2027); Nomination of a member of the Court of Auditors; Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); Effectiveness of the EU sanctions on Russia.
Find an overview of the parliamentary agenda here.