Plenary session 12-13 November (Brussels)

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Highlights

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

MEPs will commemorate the 25th anniversary of citizens peacefully tearing down the Berlin Wall and paving the way for German reunification. On Wednesday 12 November, European Parliament President Martin Schulz will deliver a statement after opening the plenary session at 15h, followed by a round of political group speakers.

Corporate tax: Group leaders to call for debate on fighting tax avoidance

Political group leaders are to ask at the opening of the session that reports of secret deals giving preferential tax treatment to multinational firms like IKEA and Amazon in Luxembourg be added to the agenda for a debate with Commission and Council on Wednesday, after the election of the vice president. The case has become known as ‘Lux leaks’, because it was based on thousands of pages of documents leaked to the press.

MEPs set to back EU-Moldova association deal

The proposed EU-Moldova Association Agreement is likely to win MEPs’ backing in a debate and vote on Thursday (13 November). The Foreign Affairs Committee recommended by 44 votes to three that Parliament grant its consent to the deal, which was signed on 27 June and ratified by Moldova on 2 July.

Parliament to elect a new Vice President

Parliament will elect a new Vice-President on Wednesday afternoon to replace Corina Cretu, who was elected European Commissioner for regional policy.

EU auditors to table report on how EU funds were spent in 2013

The Luxembourg-based European Court of Auditors (ECA) presents its assessment of how EU countries spent the bulk of EU funds in 2013 to Parliament as a whole on Wednesday. The presentation marks the start of the 2013 discharge exercise in which Parliament vets spending. The overall payments error rate in 2013 was 4.7%, slightly down on 2012.

Other topics

Restarting stalled Northern Ireland peace process – debate and vote
Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone: MEPs to debate tensions with Turkey
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
EU job-search aid for former workers at Greek retailer and Irish jeweller
Watch the plenary live via EP Live/EbS+ and EuroparlTV

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