Agenda briefing plenary session from the 25th of February 2015 in Brussels

  • Parliament will discuss the plans for a European Energy Union, a top priority for the current Commission, after they are unveiled in the House on Wednesday afternoon by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union. The debate starts at 15.00.

  • MEPs will debate the ECB’s activities with its President Mario Draghi and Commission Vice-President for the euro Valdis Dombrovskis on Wednesday, starting at about 18.15. Likely issues include completing the Banking Union, recent monetary policy measures (buying up asset-backed securities and quantitative easing), and the ECB’s role in the EU Commission/IMF/ECB “troika” and in developments in Greece.

  • The outcome of the 12 February informal summit, where EU leaders urged EU lawmakers to deliver a European Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive with data protection safeguards, will be debated with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, starting at about 17.00. MEPs are also likely to address the plight of Greece and developments in Ukraine.