Opening of 22-23 June plenary session in Brussels

(Source: European Parliament)

At the opening of the session, President Metsola expressed her condolences to the relatives of murdered journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira.

They were murdered while travelling in the rainforest in a remote region of the Amazon to speak with indigenous people to research a book.


Changes to the agenda


The President has received a request for urgent procedure from the Agriculture Committee, pursuant to Rule 163, on the following legislative files:

  • Exceptional temporary support under EAFRD in response to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The vote will be held on Thursday.


One round of political group speakers on the Fit for 55 package is added before the vote on the reports by Mr Liese, Mr Casa and Ms de Lange and Mr Chahim. As a consequence, the sitting is extended until 23.30.


The vote on the Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2) and (3): Veklury – remdesivir is taken out of the agenda as it was rejected by the Environment Committee.

A debate on Council and Commission statements on “National vetoes to undermine the global tax deal” is added as the second point in the morning.

The Council and Commission statements on “The relations of the Russian government and diplomatic network with parties of the European extreme right and extreme left in the context of the war” is postponed to a future part-session.

The new debate will be wound up with a resolution to be voted on in July.


Information concerning the distribution of votes is available under the section “Priority information”.

Requests by committees to start negotiations with Council and Commission

Decisions by committees to enter into inter-institutional negotiations (Rule 72) are published on the plenary website.

If no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations is made by Thursday 12.00 midnight, the committees may start negotiations.

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