Opening – January I plenary session

President Sassoli led a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Ukrainian passenger jet crash, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg.

On behalf of the European Parliament, President Sassoli expressed his condolences to friends and families of the victims that died in the Ukrainian passenger jet crash in Tehran on Wednesday. He added that he was confident that a transparent inquiry will provide justice for the victims.

Changes to the agenda


The title of the debate on “Burundi, notably the case of imprisoned journalists” is changed into “Burundi, notably the freedom of expression”.

Incoming Members

Oriol JUNQUERAS I VIES (Greens/EFA, ES) as of 2 July 2019

Carles PUIGDEMONT I CASAMAJÓ (Non-Attached, ES) as of 2 July 2019

Antoni COMÍN I OLIVERES (Non-Attached, ES) as of 2 July 2019

Outgoing Members

Karoline EDTSTADLER (EPP, AT) as of 6 January 2020

Oriol JUNQUERAS I VIES (Greens/EFA, ES) as of 3 January 2020

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.