Press briefing on next week’s plenary session – Friday, 1 April, at 11.00 | News


Key topics next week include:

  • Protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine
  • Debates on outcomes of Spring European Council and EU-China Summit
  • Question times with Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrell on first two years of the EC’s mandate and on the EU’s security and defence strategy
  • Trans-European Energy infrastructure
  • Climate change: Debate on the latest IPCC report
  • Right to Repair
  • Rule of law in Poland and Hungary

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 follow it live from 11.00 on Friday in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya press room or via Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS.

Practical information for journalists

All people entering Parliament’s buildings are requested to present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, including journalists. The EU Digital COVID Certificate proves that a person is either fully vaccinated, has immunity after having recovered from COVID-19 or can show a recent negative PCR test result. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or of a recognised equivalent certificate will be accepted.

Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 48 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the existing precautionary measures, including the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask, remain in place.

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.

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