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Summary

  1. The third day of the December plenary session began at 08.00 GMT.
  2. The morning session saw a debate on the EU leaders' summit beginning in Brussels tomorrow.
  3. After that, Parliament President Martin Schulz awarded the LUX film prize to Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski.
  4. The voting session from saw the approval of the 2015 and amending 2014 EU budgets, and of a resolution calling for Palestine to be eventually recognised as a state.
  5. MEPs then debated what role EU countries might have played in facilitating CIA interrogation techniques of terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks, and the recent arrest of journalists in Turkey.
  6. The evening session saw debate on a wide-ranging trade deal that the EU signed with Georgia in June this year, ahead of a ratification vote tomorrow.
  7. Business closed with Council and Commission statements on the co-called "Kartoum Process", an anti-trafficking initiative launched last month.
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