At the first session of the European Parliament MEPs will vote on the full European Commission.
The main event opens on Monday in Strasbourg plenary session of the European Parliament (EP) will vote MEPs on the full composition of the European Commission mandate 2019-2024 years.
The session will be held 25-28 November.
“Obviously, the most important event next week will be held on Wednesday. The election of the Board of commissioners. MS (elected President of the European Commission Ursula – if) von der Leyen will represent your team, and debates about its goals,” – said the representative of the press service of the EP Dolphin Kolar informing journalists about the agenda of the session last Friday.
She clarified that the vote will be held in one round around the composition of the Commission as a whole and a simple majority.
The press Secretary also announced that at the session in Strasbourg will arrive to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, was released from prison in Russia and returned to Ukraine as part of the September exchange of detainees between Moscow and Kiev.
Kolar reminded that Sentsov is the winner of the European Parliament to them. Andrei Sakharov “For freedom of thought” for 2018. “He will take part in the official meeting on Tuesday in 12:00 – 12:30 (13:00 – 13:30 Kiev time), followed by a press conference with the Chairman (EP David – if) Sassòli,” – said the representative of the European Parliament.
“Mr. Sentsov Monday night will also take part in the joint meeting of the Subcommittee on human rights and of the committees (European Parliament – if), the foreign Affairs and development,” she added.
Among the important items on the agenda Kolar took a vote on the EU budget for 2020, which last week EP and the EU Council have reached agreement.
The press Secretary stressed that the MEPs were able to achieve in comparison with the project of the European Commission to further 850 million euros for EP priorities such as climate (more than 500 million euros extra), innovation, research, development and youth. Total liabilities budget for 2020 made 168,7 billion euros.
As usual in the sessions preceding the EU summit, the European Parliament will hear a question about the preparations of the European Council on 12-13 December. Two main themes noted in the press service of the EP is the fight against climate change, which the Council intends to finalise long-term EU strategy, and the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050, as well as negotiations on the long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027 years.
The MPs will discuss on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, in connection with the accession of the EU to the Istanbul Convention measures against sexual and sexist violence against women and adopt the relevant resolution.
In connection with the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the rights of the child parliamentarians will consider the new challenges that today face the children and youth. Your theme they have designated as “children’s Rights in a globalized and digital world.”
International section will debate with the latter, as stated in the agenda, participation, handing over its powers of the head of the EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini. Among the topics to be discussed: the situation in the Eastern neighbourhood, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine, including the issue of Israeli settlements.
The President of the European Parliament Sassòli will be announced at this session the name of the winner of the LUX film award EU 2019 in the presence of the filmmakers nominated for awards.
The finalists this year are the films “lost cause hammarskjöld” Mads of Brugger (production of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium), “there is a God, her name is Petronia” Teona Mitevska (Northern Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France) and “the Kingdom” Saragota Rodrigo (Spain, France).
The European Parliament will take care of the expenses on the subtitles in the 24 official languages of the Union for three films-finalists and for the production of digital copies for each member state of the EU.