Opening of 4-7 July plenary session in Strasbourg 

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MEPs held a minute of silence to remember the victims of the shooting in Denmark and glacier collapse in Italy © European Union 2022  

President Metsola led MEPs in a minute of silence to remember the victims of the shooting in Denmark and glacier collapse in Italy, at the opening of the session.

Following a shooting in a shopping mall in Copenhagen in which three people died, President Metsola said “our thoughts are with the victims and their families and everyone in Copenhagen”.

President Metsola also expressed her deepest condolences on behalf of the Parliament to those affected by the collapse of a mountain glacier in Italy.

Changes to the agenda

The President has received requests for urgent procedure, pursuant to Rule 163, on the following legislative files:

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Temporary measures concerning driver documents issued by Ukraine,
  • Identification of the violation of European Union restrictive measures as crimes under Article 83(1) of the TFEU, and
  • Exceptional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.

The vote on these requests will be held on Tuesday.

Information concerning the distribution of votes is available under the section “Priority information”.

Requests by committees to start negotiations with Council and Commission

Decisions by committees to enter into inter-institutional negotiations (Rule 72) are published on the plenary website.

If no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations is made by Tuesday 12.00 midnight, the committees may start negotiations.