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Last #PlenarySession of 2017




Rainer Wieland (EPP, DE) opened the last session of the year in Strasbourg on 11 December.

On behalf of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (ECR, PL)  conveyed their deepest sympathy to families of the 15 UN peacekeepers who died and 53 soldiers wounded on 8 December in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 Incoming MEPs

Geoffroy Didier (EPP, FR)

Lukas Mandl (EPP, AT)

Caroline Nagtegaal (ALDE, NL)


Michael Detjen (S&D, DE)

Outgoing MEPs

Constance Le Grip (EPP, FR)

Agenda changes


A debate on the Objection to the Commission proposal to authorize the use of phosphates in frozen meat spits is added in the afternoon and the vote on the objection will be taken on Wednesday (13 December).

In addition, two immunity reports (concerning E. Forenza and I. Graessle) will be put to the vote during Tuesday’s voting time.


The order of the two last items in the afternoon will be switched: the report by Corazza Bildt on the implementation of the directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography will be taken as the last item of the day, after the oral questions on the European Parliament’s right of inquiry.


The debate on the major interpellation on EU-Norway dispute on snow crab fisheries in Svalbard Commission is postponed to the January part-session.

Requests by committees to start negotiations with Council and Commission

Decisions by several committees to enter into inter-institutional negotiations (Rule 69c) are published on the plenary website.

If no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations is made until Tuesday 24h, the committees may start negotiations.

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