Monday, 20 November
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.
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New EU rules encouraging consumers to repair devices over replacing them
In the evening, MEPs will debate new measures to strengthen the right to repair for EU citizens and reduce the environmental impact of mass consumption. Producers would be obliged to repair products even after the legal guarantee period has expired. MEPs also want to introduce vouchers and other financial incentives to encourage consumers to opt for repairs. The vote on Parliament’s position for negotiations with the Council, and a press conference with the lead MEP, will take place Tuesday.
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Boosting Europe's Net-Zero technology production
Parliament will debate its position on plans to boost Europe's Net-Zero technology production, and strengthen the business case for decarbonisation, in the early evening. These plans are intended to position Europe to capture 25% of the global market value for net-zero technologies. A press conference by the lead MEP is scheduled after the vote on Tuesday.
Parliament’s input for the COP 28 Climate Change Conference
From around 18.30, MEPs will debate their demands for the UN Climate Change Conference COP28. They are set to call for accelerating climate action, scaling up international climate finance and an end to fossil fuels subsidies, boosting renewable energy, and restoring biodiversity. The vote will take place on Tuesday.
Children’s rights. From around 17.15, Parliament will discuss the wellbeing and protection of children in Europe, marking the International Day of the Rights of the Child. Votes on strengthening the EU Child Guarantee and on reducing inequalities and increasing social inclusion are scheduled for Tuesday.
Carbon removals. MEPs will debate a new EU certification framework for technological and natural carbon removals, required to improve the EU’s capacity to quantify, monitor and verify carbon removals and to counter greenwashing. The vote will take place on Tuesday.
For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.
All information regarding plenary, can be found here.