Strasbourg – Observers from the Croatian Parliament will for the first time take part in the European Parliament's plenary session starting today in Strasbourg.
Croatian observers Ingrid Antičević-Marinović, Biljana Borzan, Romana Jerković, Tonino Picula, Tanja Vrbat, Jozo Radoš, Andrej Plenković, Davor Božinović, Frane Matušić, Nikola Vuljanić, Boro Grubišić and Milorad Pupovac will be officially welcomed by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, as well as by their European colleagues.
Croatian observers will be able to take part in committees and political groups’ meetings and to take the floor at plenary sessions. However, they will not have the right to vote or to stand for election to positions within the European Parliament.
The key debates scheduled on EP session’s agenda are trafficking in human beings and the agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records. MEPs will also be discussing various topics related to financial stability, reform of agricultural policy, new environment action programme, risk sharing instruments for investing in regional development, modernizing Europe’s higher education system, etc.