Agenda briefing plenary session from the 15th of April 2015 in Strasbourg

  • A European Parliament resolution marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide will be voted on Wednesday afternoon, following a debate.

  • Parliament is likely to request further efforts to put an end to discrimination, hate crime and hate speech against Roma people and to call on the EU to recoginse 2 August as the Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, in commemoration of the Roma genocide in World War II, in a resolution to be voted on Wednesday. The resolution will wind up the debate held on 25 March. International Roma Day was celebrated on 8 April.

  • Around 2,500 workers made redundant in France’s former road haulage company Mory-Ducros in 2014 should get EU aid worth €6 million to help them find jobs, if Parliament gives its approval on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still has to be approved by Council.

  • Proposed changes to ceilings within the EU’s 2014-2017 budget will be debated on Wednesday at 15.00 and put to a vote at about 18:30. These changes would allow €21.1 billion in unused commitment appropriations to be carried over from 2014 to 2015-17, to help fund member state-managed programmes that started lat