The Week Ahead 13-19 November 2006. Plenary session - Strasbourg

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 10, 2006 14:02 CET

Services directive. The finishing post is in sight for the services directive, as Parliament votes at second reading, based on a Council position which largely reflects MEPs’ first reading text. (debate and vote Wednesday).

Georgia and Qatar. Two Heads of State will address the formal sittings of Parliament: Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili, who will also take part in a debate with the Foreign Affairs Committee and join EP President Josep Borrell for a press conference (Tuesday), and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani (Wednesday).

Gaza. MEPs will debate the latest violence in Gaza with the Commission and Council, before adopting a resolution on the subject (debate Wednesday, vote Thursday).

2007 Commission work programme. Commission President José Manuel Barroso will lead the complete team of Commissioners in presenting their legislative and work programmes for 2007 to Parliament (Tuesday).

Court of Auditors. Hubert Weber, President of the Court of Auditors, will debate his institution’s annual report with the full Parliament (Tuesday).

Wills and succession. Parliament will decide whether to make a formal request to the Commission for EU legislation on succession and wills (debate Wednesday, vote Thursday).

Multilingualism. MEPs will debate a report on the Commission’s proposed framework strategy for multilingualism (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).

Future enlargement. Away from the plenary, the Constitutional Affairs Committee is due to adopt a report on the EU’s capacity to integrate additional Member States (Monday).

TV without frontiers. The Culture Committee will be voting on the proposed new EU regulatory framework for television broadcasting (Monday).

Paul Wolfowitz. The President of the World Bank will take part in an informal meeting of the Development Committee (Tuesday).