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Strasbourg 4-7 February

The second European plenary session of the year brings into debate the European crisis

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Amongst all the issues of the debate the European Parliament will discuss and vote:

MEPs to debate EU´s 2014-2020 budget ahead of decisive summit

MEPs will debate the EU´s budget for 2014-2020 with the Irish presidency and the European Commission.. They are likely to warn member states that the more they cut the initial proposal, the less likely Parliament will be to give it the necessary blessing.

Employment committee urges sharper focus on growth and jobs

Parliament will vote on a resolution regarding short-term impact of austerity on growth, employment and social inclusion must be properly the survey

MEPs to demand an end to overfishing in radical reform plan

MEPs will insist that the EU´s new fisheries policy is sustainable when they vote on a radical reform proposal.They want to end overfishing, widely seen as the worst failure of the current common fisheries policy, and ban discards, which involves throwing unwanted, dead fish back into the sea.

Vote on more transparent medicine pricing

More transparency and specific time limits for EU countries´ decisions on the pricing and reimbursement of medicines are needed to improve patients´ access to affordable treatments and remove barriers to getting medicines to market, says draft legislation to be voted.

Plans to cut car noise

Motor vehicle noise limits would be drastically lowered to protect the health of EU citizens under a draft law. This law would also introduce a noise labelling scheme for new cars and set standards for making electric vehicles audible to pedestrians.

Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki to address Parliament

Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki will address Parliament at noon on Wednesday. Tunisia´s constituent assembly presented a delayed draft of the new constitution in January, amid concerns over the role of religion and women´s rights. The country is set to hold legislative and presidential elections in June 2013.

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