MEPs will follow and debate the State of the Union address, and discuss the future of Europe with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Also on the agenda: copyright rules, the situation in Hungary and the European Solidarity Corps.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver his State of the Union address before Parliament, the last before the 2019 European elections. Parliament will host the next debate in the Future of Europe series, this time with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Concerns about the rights of citizens and the independence of judges: is Hungary in breach of EU values? MEPs will debate the rule of law in Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will attend the session and present his views at the beginning of the discussion. Members will debate and vote on updating EU copyright rules; they want artists and journalists to get fair pay for their work online and for the needs of online users to be met. Parliament will discuss establishing the European Solidarity Corps. It will bring together young volunteers to contribute to community projects across Europe.