The Week Ahead 25 September – 01 October 2023 

The Week Ahead 25 September – 01 October 2023 


Committee and political group meetings, Brussels

Lagarde/ECB. The President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, will return to Parliament for her quarterly meeting with MEPs on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Inflation, the economic governance review, public debt, and high levels of bank liquidity will be the topics expected to attract most attention (Monday).

Plenary preparations. Political groups will prepare for the 2-5 October plenary session, where MEPs will debate and vote on the Media Freedom Act, which aims to strengthen the independence of media and protect editorial decisions from political interference. They will also vote on a new trade policy tool to respond to countries seeking to coerce the EU or member states, on fighting greenwashing in the bond markets, and on the protection of workers from asbestos. They will also debate and vote on the revision of the EU 2021-2027 long-term budget, on a new strategy for a better internet for children, and on Moldova’s path to the EU. They will host a formal sitting with Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic.

Media seminar on Media Freedom Act. The EP Press Service organises a seminar for journalists entitled: “European Media Freedom Act and Digital Services Act: protecting media freedom in a safe online world” At the seminar, organised together with the EuropeanNewsRoom, the lead MEPs on these two files will answer questions. If interested, register here (Tuesday).

Welcome briefing for EU media representatives. The EP Press Service organises its annual workshop for recently arrived journalists in Brussels. The session will offer an overview of Parliament’s press and media facilities, the main actors, spokespersons and contacts, and top tips on how to follow Parliament’s works. If interested, please register by sending an email to EuroparlPress@europarl.europa.eu (Wednesday).

Pre-session press briefing. The EP Press Service will hold a press briefing with the Parliament’s political group spokespersons at 11.00 on Friday (Anna Politkovskaya room, press centre, Brussels).

President’s diary
. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola will meet with the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery, Penny Pritzker, on Tuesday. On Wednesday, she will be in Croatia where she will meet Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. On Sunday, President Metsola will travel to Cyprus, where she will meet with President Nikos Christodoulides, followed by a press point. She will also lay a wreath at the statue of Makarios III, First President of the Republic of Cyprus, and attend the parade in honour of Cyprus Independence Day.

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