The EU’s long-term budget, a debate on Europe’s future and the fate of migrant children will be on Parliament’s agenda this week.
During this week’s plenary session in Brussels, MEPs will debate on Wednesday new proposals for the EU’s post-2020 long-term budget and revenue reform presented by the European Commission.
On the same day MEPs will ask the Commission about the measures taken to ensure that all EU countries offer adequate protection to migrant children. Parliament is pushing for measures to ensure their rights, health care and education are respected.
The future of Europe will be debated on Thursday morning by MEPs together with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. This is the fifth in a series of debates between EU government leaders and MEPs reflecting on the future of the EU.
Following a European ban, the EU should launch a diplomatic initiative for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, MEPs will say in a debate with the Council and the Commission on Wednesday, after which they will vote on a resolution.
Marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, MEPS will vote on a resolution calling for measures to safeguard press freedom, media pluralism and independence.