Press briefing on next week’s plenary session 

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Spokespersons for Parliament and for political groups will hold a briefing on the 26-29 February plenary session on Friday at 11.00, in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya press room.

When: Friday 23 February at 11.00

Where: Anna Politkovskaya press room in Brussels and via Interactio

Key topics next week include:

  • Address by Yulia Navalnaya and debate and vote on the murder of Alexei Navalny and the need for EU action to support civil society in Russia;
  • Final vote on the EU nature restoration law;
  • Environmental crimes and related sanctions: debate and final vote;
  • Funding for Ukraine, revision of the EU long-term budget and making the EU more competitive and resilient in strategic sectors: debate and final vote;
  • The need for unwavering EU support for Ukraine, two years into Russia’s invasion: vote on a resolution;
  • Key debate and vote on a stronger European security and defence policy;
  • Debate on the war in the Gaza Strip, including recent developments related to the International Court of Justice and UNRWA;
  • Final vote on new rules to protect journalists and activists from abusive lawsuits aimed at silencing them;
  • Debate and final vote on transparency and targeting of political advertising; and
  • Debate and vote on new rules on driving licences.

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

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

You can follow it live from 11.00 on Friday in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya press room room or via Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS.

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.

When connected, open the chat window (upper right corner) to be able to see the service messages.

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