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Thursday, 11 May

Improving product labelling, durability and putting a stop to misleading claims

In a vote at noon, MEPs will adopt their position for negotiations with Council on a new directive to improve product labelling, ban planned obsolescence so products will last longer and end misleading claims. The main aim is to help consumers make environmentally friendly choices and encourage companies to offer them more durable and sustainable products.


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Artificial Intelligence Act – committee vote

The Internal Market and Civil Liberties committees will vote on draft rules to ensure AI systems placed on the EU market are safe and lawful. The text includes specific obligations for high-risk AI systems and bans on certain unacceptable AI practices, e.g. social scoring.

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European Citizens Initiative: “Stop finning- stop the trade”

At 9.00, plenary will debate with Commissioner Sinkevičius a European Citizens’ Initiative calling for the end of trade in shark and ray fins in the EU. The proponents call on the Commission to propose measures to ban the trade of shark and ray fins in the EU, including the import, export and transit of fins, unless naturally attached to the animal’s body.

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In brief

Protecting and restoring oceans, biodiversity and fisheries. At around 10.00, Parliament will debate with Commissioner Sinkevičius how to protect and restore marine ecosystems for sustainable and resilient fisheries.

Animal Welfare. At 15.00, MEPs will ask the Commission whether it intends to ban the killing of day-old chicks in the egg sector, in its upcoming proposals on the welfare of farmed animals.


At 12.00, MEPs will vote, among other things, on

  • Empowering consumers for the green transition;
  • Media freedom and freedom of expression in Algeria, the case of journalist Ihsane El-Kadi;
  • Belarus: the inhumane treatment and hospitalisation of prominent opposition leader Viktar Babaryka;
  • Myanmar, notably the dissolution of democratic political parties;
  • a resolution on a “Roadmap on a Social Europe: two years after Porto”; and
  • a resolution “Towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector”.

Live coverage of the plenary session can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.

All information regarding plenary, can be found here.