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Mark Zuckerberg will be at the European Parliament tomorrow

21/05/2018
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The Facebook founder will meet President Tajani and the political group chairpersons after calls for him to appear before the EP following the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Tomorrow at 17:00 BST, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will arrive at the European Parliament for a meeting with President Antonio Tajani and attend the Conference of Presidents of the Political Groups of the European Parliament. The meeting, which will begin at around 17:20 BST, will include the participation of the President and Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Exceptionally, and for the first time, the Conference of Presidents will be transmitted live and be available via streaming.

On the eve of the meeting, President Tajani said: "I consider it very positive that the founder of Facebook has accepted our invitation to come in person to meet the representatives of 500 million Europeans. It is a sign of respect for the legislator of the world’s largest market. I also appreciated that he has accepted my request that the meeting be directly open to all citizens.”

At 18.30 BST President Tajani will hold a press conference in the press room of the European Parliament.

A media advisory with all technical details regarding the meetings will be published tomorrow morning.