EU: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WIDER WITH THE LISBON TREATY AND MORE POWERS

With the enforcement of the Lisbon Treaty (December 1st), the European Parliament will get another 18 MEPs, thus moving temporarily from the current 736 to 754, then in 2014 it will go back to 751 members. Just because of the introduction of the reforms established in the Portuguese capital, the Assembly will have to adopt a number of amendments to their regulations, which will be launched during the plenary meeting of 23-26 November in Strasbourg. The regulations will have to reflect for instance the wider lawmaking powers bestowed on Parliament (joint decision-making power) and the new budgeting procedure. The session starting in the afternoon will also deal with other issues: the MEPs will vote on a resolution in the run-up to the Copenhagen conference in December, will cast a final vote on the "Telecom package" (rules on telecommunication, telephone and Internet subscribers’ rights, privacy, competition between telephone companies) and will adopt a position on the accession strategy for applicant countries (Croatia, Turkey, Fyrom) and potentially-applicant countries (Montenegro, Albania, Iceland). A discussion with the Council and Commission on the Eu-27 summit in mid-December has also been planned.

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