EP President Schulz will participate in the European Council meeting in Brussels and hold a press conference at 14.00 on Wednesday. In the morning, he will meet Nícos Anastasiádis, President of Cyprus, followed by a press point.
Banking supervision. The EU banking supervision mechanism, as agreed by lead MEP negotiators and the Council Presidency in late March, will be debated in plenary session but not voted. To allow more time for talks between the EP and the European Central Bank on accountability issues, the final vote will be postponed. (Tuesday)
EU-US trade talks. Ahead of EU negotiations with the USA on what could be the world's largest-ever free trade and investment partnership, MEPs will set out their red lines to defend EU citizen and industry interests in a debate with Commissioner De Gucht. (debate Wednesday, vote Thursday).
Media freedom in the EU. Changes to member states' media laws and their impact on government interference in the media should be monitored every year at EU level, says a draft resolution. MEPs also advocate broadening the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive to ensure full respect for media freedom and pluralism. (debate Monday, vote Tuesday)
European elections 2014. MEPs will approve new dates for the 2014 European elections. They will be held from 22 to 25 May, to give the new Parliament more time to prepare for the election of the European Commission President in July 2014. (Tuesday)
Sorting out struggling banks. The Economic Affairs Committee will vote on a mechanism to deal with banks in serious solvency difficulties. The aim is to prevent public money from being the first and only source of help. (Monday)
EU poverty assistance. Social Affairs Committee MEPs will vote on "EU Aid to the Most Deprived", a new fund which is to replace the EU's former food distribution programme so as to provide a wider range of support. (Monday)