The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will arrive at the European Parliament later today for a meeting with President Antonio Tajani and Parliament’s political leadership.

The meeting will begin at around 18:20 and include the participation of the President and Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. The meeting comes in the same week that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation enters into force, setting a new global standard for consumer data privacy.

 

The Conference of Presidents will be transmitted live and be available via streaming as well as from Parliament’s Facebook Live account.  The meeting will also be broadcast live via EbS+.

 

President Tajani will be meeting Mr Zuckerberg bilaterally, before the Conference of Presidents, at 18.00.  EbS+ will provide broadcast footage of the round table.

 

Press Conference

 

At 19.30 President Tajani will hold a press conference in the press room of the European Parliament (also broadcast live on EbS+) and webstreamed on the outcome of the meeting.

 

Links:

 

Webstreaming: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/schedule/

 

Live broadcast: on EbS+ (see schedule): https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?page=2&date=05/22/2018)

 

EP Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament/

 

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All audio-visual material (video, photo, audio) will be available to download in the Multimedia Centre : https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/home

 

Photo Opportunities

 

Photo and video pools will be organised for:

 

  • Handshake before the bilateral meeting of President Tajani with Mr Zuckerberg (access exclusively reserved for those cameramen and photographers interested, via prior registration - See accreditation contact below).

 

  • Press conference by President Tajani (open to all the press / audio-visual media)

 

Accreditation:

 

Journalists in possession of the yellow EU press/media badge are invited to enter Parliament via the PHS media/visitors entrance on the side of the Paul-Henri Spaak building. Those journalists currently not in possession of an EU Institutional media accreditation badge are advised to send their details to the following address or arrive in time to obtain their accreditation:

 

For any question linked to the accreditation procedure and registration  please contact:

 

Media accreditation

(+32) 2 28 44817 (BXL)

(+32) 498 98 35 44 (mobile)

media.accreditation@europarl.europa.eu