Opening of the plenary session from 21 to 24 November in Strasbourg | Actuality
Despite initial promises to protect women’s rights in Afghanistan, years of progress are being undone, the president said. The European Parliament is committed to the Afghan people, not their leaders, she added. Until women regain their rightful place in society, Parliament will continue to amplify their voice.
As death sentences have been handed down to arrested protesters in Iran, President Metsola has urged Iranian authorities to “stop, here and now”. She welcomed the new EU sanctions and said that in response to Iran’s sanctioning of MEPs, there will be no direct contact between Parliament and official Iranian counterparts until further notice. order.
Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq after Istanbul bombing kill more people and cause more bloodshed, president says, calling on Turkish authorities to demonstrate restraint and respect international law and standards.
The explosions in Poland show that we must not lower our guard against Russia, said the President, adding that Parliament stood in solidarity with the victims in Poland and Ukraine. The 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, the great famine of 1932-1933 in which millions of people in Ukraine were intentionally starved by the Soviet regime is poignant as 90 years later Ukrainians must once again fight for preserve their life, identity and freedom, she said. .
Finally, President Metsola said Parliament’s thoughts are with the families of two Belgian police officers who were attacked last week, one of whom lost his life. It reminds us of the risks police forces face on a daily basis, she added.
Linea SØGAARD-LIDELL (Renew, Denmark) from November 14, 2022
Søren GADE (Renew, Denmark) from November 14, 2022
Peter KOFOD (ID, Denmark) since November 14, 2022
Changes to the agenda
The title of the Commission statement on the “State of play of the negotiations between the Commission and the Hungarian government on the cross-compliance regulation and the RRPwas replaced by “Assessment of Hungary’s compliance with the rule of law conditions under the Cross Compliance Regulation and the state of play of the Hungarian RRP”.
The debate on the Commission statement on the “Situation of human rights in the context of the FIFA World Cup in Qatarwill conclude with a resolution to be voted on Thursday.
The President has received requests for urgency, in accordance with Rule 163on the following legislative dossiers:
- amending Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 of 17 December 2020 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027,
- amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 as regards the establishment of a diversified funding strategy as a general method of borrowing, and
- Instrument “Macro-Financial Assistance+” to provide support to Ukraine for 2023
The vote on these demands will take place on Tuesday. If adopted, the vote will take place on Thursday.
Information concerning the distribution of votes is available under the heading “Priority information”.
Requests from the committees to start negotiations with the Council and the Commission
Committee decisions to enter into interinstitutional negotiations (Rule 71) are published on the plenary website.
If no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations is made before Tuesday 12:00 midnight, the committees can begin negotiations.