Press briefing on this week’s plenary session - Monday, 21 November, at 16.30 

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The European Parliament’s spokesperson will hold a last-minute briefing on the 21-24 November plenary session today at 16.30.

When: Monday 21 November at 16.30

Where: Daphne Caruana Galizia Press room and via Interactio

Key topics this week include:

  • “Women on Boards” Directive to boost gender balance in companies set to be approved
  • Vote on resolution declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism
  • Ukraine: vote on €18b loan for 2023 and debate on export of grain and fertilisers
  • Iran: Debate on EU response to the increasing crackdown on protests, with Josep Borrell
  • Key debate: The need for a European solution on asylum and migration including search and rescue
  • Rule of Law: Debate and vote on protecting the EU budget in Hungary
  • Debate on the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Human Rights situation in Qatar
  • New rules to better protect the EU’s essential infrastructure: Final vote
  • EU budget for 2023: debate and vote after conciliation deal
  • Ceremony to mark the 70th birthday of Parliament, with speeches by President Metsola and the Prime Ministers of France, Belgium and Luxembourg

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

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

You can follow it live from 16.30 on Monday in Parliament’s Daphne Caruana Galizia press room or via Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS+.

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