Press briefing on this week’s plenary session today at 16.30 

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The European Parliament’s spokesperson will hold a last-minute briefing on the 17-20 January plenary session today at 16.30.

When: Monday 17 January at 16.30

Where: Daphne Caruana Galizia Press room and via Interactio

Key topics this week include:

  • Memorial ceremony for President David Sassoli
  • Election of EP President and Bureau
  • President Macron to present the priorities of France’s EU Presidency
  • Debate on results of EU December summit with European Council President Charles Michel
  • Digital Services Act: regulating platforms to ensure a safer online space
  • Health Union: a stronger role for the EU’s medicines regulator
  • Protecting animals better during transport

Interpretation of the press briefing will be available in English, French and German.

Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio by using this:

You can follow it live from 16.30 today in the Daphne Caruana Galizia Press room or via Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+.

Practical information for journalists

Accredited journalists wishing to attend the meeting can do so, on condition of respect for social distancing (1.5m). As of 3 November, all people entering Parliament’s buildings are requested to present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, including journalists. The EU Digital COVID Certificate proves that a person is either fully vaccinated, has immunity after having recovered from COVID-19 or can show a recent negative PCR test result. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or of a recognised equivalent certificate will be accepted.

Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the existing precautionary measures, including the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask and temperature checks at entrances, remain in place.

Information for the media - Use Interactio to ask questions

Interactio is only supported on iPad (with the Safari browser) and Mac/Windows (with the Google Chrome browser).

When connecting, enter your name and the media you are representing in the first name / last name fields.

For better sound quality, use headphones and a microphone. Interpretation is only possible for interventions with video.

Journalists who have never used Interactio before are asked to connect 30 minutes before the start of the press conference to perform a connection test. IT assistance can be provided if necessary.

For more details, check the connection guidelines and recommendations for remote speakers.