Charles Michel to debate future of Europe with MEPs 

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel will be the fifth EU leader to debate the future of Europe with MEPs and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday morning.

Mr Michel has been Belgium’s Prime Minister since October 2014. Before that he led the Mouvement Réformateur francophone liberal party and also served as Minister of Development Cooperation between 2007 and 2011.

This will be the fifth in a series of future of Europe debates between EU heads of state or government and MEPs, following on from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on 17 January, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on 6 February, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa on 14 March and the French President Emmanuel Macron on 17 April.

EP President Antonio Tajani and Mr  Michel will give a joint press point on Thursday at 11.30 in the press room.

The next EU leader to address the House will be Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, at the May plenary session in Strasbourg.

Debate:  Thursday, 3 May

Procedure: Debate on the future of Europe, without a resolution

Press point: Thursday, 3 May, at 11.30

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