Opening – December plenary session

President Sassoli opened the 16-19 December session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Changes to the agenda


The debate on the Commission statement on the “EU disability strategy post 2020” will be wound up with a resolution, to be voted on at a later stage.

The Council and Commission statements on the “Outcome of the COP25” will be added on Tuesday afternoon.


The vote on the resolution winding up the debate on the “Rule of Law in Malta, after the recent revelations around the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia” is advanced from Thursday to Wednesday.

A statement by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on the “Violent crackdown on the recent protests in Iran” will be added in the afternoon, as the fifth item. The debate should be wound up with a resolution, to be voted on Thursday.

Outgoing Members

Alyn SMITH (Greens/EFA, UK) as of 13 December

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 by Tuesday 12.00 midnight, the committees may start negotiations.