The European Parliament is set to discuss a number of key issues including the 2018 budget, the EU Solidarity Fund, rule of law in Poland, the contaminated eggs scandal and protecting workers from carcinogens in the workplace.
MEPs discuss the 2018 budget in line with EU priorities and new challenges. There are plans to put more money into tackling youth unemployment. Major earthquakes have devastated parts of Italy. Parliament votes on mobilising funds to help Italian regions recover. The Commission updates Parliament on the recent scandal over contaminated eggs due to the illegal use of a toxic insecticide. Commissioner Frans Timmermans and MEPs take stock of judicial independence in Poland. The EU has threatened legal action if the rule of law is not protected. Occupational cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths. MEPs are voting on better protecting workers from carcinogen exposure at work.