European Parliament

10/14/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Press briefing on next week’s plenary session - Friday, 15 October, at 11.00

Spokespersons for Parliament and for political groups will hold a briefing on the 18-21 October plenary session this Friday at 11.00, in Parliament's Anna Politkovskaya press room.

Key topics next week include:

  • The Rule of law crisis in Poland and the primacy of EU law, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
  • Pandora Papers: Combatting money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance
  • UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow
  • Farm to Fork Strategy for more sustainable food
  • Sakharov Prize 2021 winner
  • Preparation of the 21-22 October EU summit

Parliament's spokespersons will also provide information on the last of four European Citizens' Panels that will come together in Strasbourg from this Friday to Sunday to focus on the EU's role in the world and on migration.

They will also inform journalists on the Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary meeting next weekend. Following the selection of 80 members from the European Citizens' Panels, the Plenary will meet in its full composition for the first time.

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

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

You can also follow it live from 11.00 on Friday in Parliament's Ana Politkovskaya press conference room or via Parliament's webstreaming and EbS+.

Important notice: Following the decision by EP President Sassoli upon advice of Parliament's medical service, everyone wishing to enter Parliament's premises must wear either a surgical type mask or an FFP2 respiratory mask. Entering Parliament wearing so-called 'community masks' or other masks made of textiles won't be allowed.

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.

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



    EP Spokesperson and Director General for Communication
    Contact data:
    • Phone number: (+32) 2 28 43000 (BXL)
    • Phone number: (+33) 3 881 74705 (STR)
    • Mobile number: (+32) 496 59 94 76
    • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Delphine COLARD

    Head of Spokesperson's Unit and Deputy Spokesperson
    Contact data:
    • Phone number: (+32) 2 28 43383 (BXL)
    • Phone number: (+33) 3 881 64123 (STR)
    • Mobile number: (+32) 498 98 44 85
    • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Neil CORLETT

    Head of the Press Unit
    Contact data:
    • Phone number: (+32) 2 28 42077 (BXL)
    • Phone number: (+33) 3 881 74167 (STR)
    • Mobile number: (+32) 470 89 16 63
    • E-mail: [email protected]