15 May 2017
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PLENARY SESSION 15-18 MAYBrussels Daily
Coming up for discussion in Strasbourg 15-18 May at the Plenary Session
MEPs will debate the outcome of the last European Council, which approved
guidelines for the negotiations with the UK on the terms of its withdrawal from the
EU, with European Council President Donald Tusk and the Commission, on
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who took office in January, will
deliver a formal speech to MEPs on Wednesday at noon.
MEPs will discuss how the EU can tackle the negative effects of globalisation. The
debate, on Tuesday, follows up on proposals made by the EU Commission.
MEPs will advocate efforts to halve food waste in the EU – an estimated 88 million
tonnes per year – by 2030. A draft resolution to be voted on Tuesday calls on the
European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and to dispel
confusion about “best before” and “use by” labels.
MEPs call on the EU Commission to include in its forthcoming road transport
package proposals to boost technological development, improve social conditions
and safety and cut CO2 emissions.
Financial solidarity contributions by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to the
European Economic Area and EU fisheries trade protocols with Norway and Iceland
will be debated on Wednesday and put to a vote on Thursday.