Thursday, 24 November
FIFA World Cup in Qatar and human rights: vote on resolution
In a resolution to be put to the vote at noon, MEPs will take stock of the human rights situation in Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup. Following the alleged deaths of thousands of workers during the construction of football stadiums, the text calls on Qatar and FIFA to compensate workers' families and states that FIFA has seriously damaged the image and integrity of global football. The debate took place on Monday.
€18 billion loan to support Ukraine
Following yesterday’s debate, MEPs are expected to approve at noon an €18-billion loan to support Ukraine whilst Russia wages war against the country. The money should go to supporting essential public services, macroeconomic stability and the restoration of critical infrastructure destroyed by Russia.
Rule of law in Hungary: MEPs to insist on freezing of EU funds
At noon, Parliament will vote on a resolution that demands EU funds for Hungary be frozen to protect the EU budget against breaches to the rule of law. MEPs are set to insist that money should only be disbursed once the remedial measures proposed by Hungary have had a sustainable effect. The debate was held on Monday.
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Digital Decade Programme 2030. At 9.00, MEPs will debate with Commissioner Breton the “Path to the Digital Decade” roadmap for digital skills, infrastructure, businesses and public services. A resolution will be then put to the vote at noon.
Between 12.00 and 14.00, MEPs will vote, among others, on:
- non-recognition of Russian passports issued in occupied foreign regions,
- the continuing repression of the democratic opposition and civil society in Belarus,
- the human rights situation in Egypt,
- the human rights situation in Afghanistan, especially the deterioration of women’s rights and attacks against educational institutions,
- the forced displacement of people as a result of escalating conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,
- the outcome of the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty,
- improving EU regulations on wild and exotic animals to be kept as pets in the EU,
- the protection of livestock farming and large carnivores in Europe, and
- the European Year of Youth 2022 Legacy.
Find here a detailed voting schedule.
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