Foreign interference and fight against corruption: press conference after vote  

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On Thursday at 12.30, lead MEPs on the Committee on Foreign Interference will brief journalists on the outcome of two reports on how to counter meddling in democratic processes.

Committee Chair Raphaël Glucksmann (S&D, France) and rapporteurs Sandra Kalniete (EPP, Latvia), Vladimír Bilčík (EPP, Slovakia) and Nathalie Loiseau (Renew, France) will hold a press conference on the recommendations by Parliament’s Special Committee on how to fight foreign interference, information manipulation and attacks on democracy, and on its proposals to reform Parliament’s rules on transparency.

When: Thursday, 1 June 2023, 12:30-13.30

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Anna Politkovskaya press conference room (0A50), Spaak building, with physical and remote participation

You can also follow it via Parliament’s webstreaming (livestream and video-on-demand)

Interpretation will be available in English, French, German and Latvian.

Plenary will debate foreign interference in democratic processes and election integrity on Thursday morning from 9.00 and vote on the corresponding report from Sandra Kalniete at 11.00.

Before the start of the plenary, the Special Committee on Foreign Interference will vote, at 8.20 on recommendations for reforming Parliament’s rules on transparency, integrity, accountability and anti-corruption, prepared by Vladimir Bilčík and Nathalie Loiseau.


The Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation, and the strengthening of integrity, transparency and accountability in the European Parliament (ING2) engaged in a dialogue with policy makers at national, European and international level. They prepared a report with recommendations on how to contribute to the overall institutional resilience against foreign interference, hybrid threats and disinformation in the run-up to European elections in 2024. The vote in the plenary is on 1 June.

As a response to the alleged attempts by foreign countries, including Qatar and Morocco, to influence MEPs, ING2 also prepared a separate report identifying the flaws in the European Parliament’s rules on transparency, ethics, integrity and corruption and make proposals for reforms. The vote in the committee will be on 1 June.

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