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Monday, 10 July

Last-minute press briefing at 16.30

The Parliament’s Spokesperson and the Press Service will hold a press briefing on this week’s plenary session at 16.30. More information here.

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

Joint debate on Fit for 55 laws and industrial emissions

After the opening of the session, plenary will debate three “Fit for 55” laws, the EU’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, as well as two laws to reduce industrial emissions.

Reducing energy consumption in the EU

MEPs will debate new rules to reduce energy consumption by at least 11.7% in the EU by 2030. Measures will need to be implemented at local, regional, and national levels across various sectors, including public administration, buildings, businesses and data centres. The final vote will take place on Tuesday.

Baptiste CHATAIN
(+32) 498 98 13 37

More charging stations and greener maritime fuel

Plenary will discuss new EU rules to deploy recharging or alternative refuelling stations for cars every 60km and trucks every 120km, in order to reduce emissions in the transport sector, as well as for cleaner maritime fuels. The final vote on both laws will take place on Tuesday, followed by a press conference with the rapporteurs.

Gediminas VILKAS

(+32) 470 89 29 21


Reducing industrial emissions

MEPs will debate new rules to reduce pollution and steer the green transition of large agro-industrial installations by controlling their emissions into the air, water and soil. The vote on Parliament’s position for negotiations with Council will take place on Tuesday.

Thomas HAAHR
(+32) 470 88 09 87


Better protection of journalists and activists

In the evening, MEPs will debate their position on new rules to protect journalists, media organisations, activists, academics, artists and researchers from attempts to silence them through unfounded and abusive legal proceedings (so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation, SLAPPs). The vote will take place on Tuesday, a press conference with EP President Metsola and the rapporteur is scheduled at 10.00 on Wednesday.

Martina VASS

(+32) 477 99 11 57


More ammunition for Ukraine: vote in Committee

At around 19.00, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy is expected to approve the deal struck with Council on the Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP), which aims to accelerate the delivery of ammunition and missiles to Ukraine and to help member states restock their arsenal. The full House is set to take a final vote later this week.

Baptiste CHATAIN
(+32) 498 98 13 37

In brief

Animal testing in cosmetics. In the evening, Parliament will debate the European Citizens’ Initiative “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics” which demands a strengthening of the ban on animal testing, a transformation of the EU Chemicals Regulation, and a transition to non-animal science.

Protection from extreme weather. MEPs will debate how to protect workers from extreme heat and other extreme weather phenomena resulting from the climate crisis in the evening.

Live coverage of the plenary session can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.

All information regarding plenary, can be found here.