EU’s General Affairs Council will gather in Brussels on Monday. The Council will take stock of the state of play regarding work on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. Ministers will start preparations for the European Council on 17-18 October 2019 by discussing an annotated draft agenda. They will also hold a policy debate, in public session, on enhancing respect for the rule of law in the EU. Council will hold a hearing concerning Hungry.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will receive Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for a working lunch, in Luxembourg on Monday.
European Parliaments plenary sessions will take place in Strasbourg this week.
The latest developments in Hong Kong will be debated with the Commission and the Council on Monday. The former British colony has seen a wave of protests since the Hong Kong Parliament proposed a new law that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to China.
Christine Lagarde is expected to obtain a recommendation from the plenary to become the next ECB President on Tuesday. Before the secret ballot, Plenary will hold a debate on the role of the ECB in the EU´s economic policy.
The situation and destruction of forests worldwide, as well as in the EU, will be debated with Council and Commission on Monday and Tuesday.
MEPs will hold a debate on foreign electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes, as they threaten the stability of political systems in member states and the cohesion of EU integration on Wednesday and Thursday. Plenary will also vote on a resolution.
MEPs are set to approve a €100 million top-up for the EU’s research programmes (€80 million for Horizon 2020) and youth mobility (€20 million for Erasmus+) on Wednesday.
MEPs will discuss the current state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU with Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier, followed by a vote on a resolution on Wednesday.
Nearly €300 million in EU aid due to floods in 2018 will go to Austria, Italy, Romania, after a vote to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund following the extreme weather events in 2018 on Wednesday.
The EP Conference of Presidents will hold an exchange of views with European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and approve the detailed schedule for the hearings of Commissioners-designate on Thursday.
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council will meet in Brussels on Friday. The Council will hold an extensive policy debate on the crucial issue of transport and climate change. The discussion will focus on how to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport, in line with the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement. Ministers will address the overarching topic in three separate rounds, corresponding to three transport sectors: land transport (road and rail), aviation and shipping.