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Plenary session 

Monday, 26 April

Digital Green Certificate: webinar for journalists

Ahead of the plenary debate and vote on the Commission’s legislative proposal, lead MEPs will present their views on, and expectations for, the Digital Green Certificate in an online seminar at 12.15. You can follow it live.

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Pre-plenary press briefing at 15.30

Parliament’s and political groups’ spokespersons will hold a press briefing on this week’s plenary session at 15.30. More information here.

Opening of the session

EP President David Sassoli will open the remote plenary session at 17.00.

EU summit and EU-Turkey relations: debate with Michel and von der Leyen

MEPs will assess the outcome of the 25-26 March European Council videoconference and the 6 April meeting between the EU and Turkey, in a debate with Presidents Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen starting after the session opening, around 17.00.

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Horizon Europe

Plenary will review the Horizon Europe research programme for 2021-2027 in a debate starting around 19.00. With an overall allocation of €95.5 billion, Horizon Europe will help the EU’s health systems prepare for future pandemics and its industry to decarbonise and innovate. Plenary is set to adopt the programme on Tuesday.

Baptiste CHATAIN
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Reform of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

In the evening, MEPs will debate the new EU Civil Protection Mechanism that aims to improve the EU’s response to large-scale emergencies, especially when these affect several countries simultaneously. The vote will take place on Tuesday.


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Between 18.30 and 19.45, MEPs will vote, among other things, on

  • the requests for the waiver of the immunity of Filip De Man, Zdzisław Krasnodębski and Ioannis Lagos.

  • the EU-Honduras Voluntary Agreement on forest policy and timber trade.

  • a resolution on chemical residues in the Baltic Sea based on citizens’ petitions.

The results will be announced on Tuesday morning at 9.00.

Live coverage of debates and votes 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, including speakers’ lists, can be found here.