PE794 European Parliament 05-2023 Chancellor SCHOLZ, President Portugal DE SOUSA


PE794: FDC (envelope) "Plenary session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg (France) 08-11.05.2023

- "This is Europe" debate with German Chancellor Olaf SCHOLZ (9 May)

- Official visit and speech by Marcelo Rebelo DE SOUSA, President of Portugal (10 May)

- Postage FRANCE TVP "Marianne Green Letter" fixed on label stamp holder “European Parliament Strasbourg - Europe Day 9 May 2023 - Declaration by Robert SCHUMAN of 9 May 1950"

- Postmarked Strasbourg (France) "Session of the European Parliament" 9 May 2023

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Plenary Session, Strasbourg 8-11 May 2023

Main events

Olaf Scholz/“This is Europe”. On Europe Day, Tuesday at 10.30, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss with MEPs his views on Europe’s challenges and future.

Stopping greenwashing/durability of products. Following a debate on Tuesday, MEPs are set to adopt on Thursday their negotiating position on a new directive to improve product labelling, ban planned obsolescence so products will last longer and end misleading claims.

Reducing methane emissions. MEPs will debate and vote on their position to start talks with Council on legislation to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector to reach the EU’s climate goals and improve air quality. (Monday, Tuesday)

Key debate/Reform of the Stability and Growth Pact. MEPs will debate with the Commission and the Council Presidency the legislative proposals recently tabled to reform the EU’s economic governance rule. (Tuesday)

Key debate/Farmers in the green transition. On Wednesday from 9.00, MEPs will debate the role of farmers in the green transition and how to support the agriculture sector more effectively.

Sudan. MEPs will debate how to avoid an escalation in hostilities that could have far- reaching implications for the East Africa region. (Tuesday)

Anti-corruption. In a debate with the Commission, Parliament will assess the newly proposed “stronger rules to fight corruption in the EU and worldwide”. (Wednesday)

Suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian exports and impact of Solidarity Lanes. Parliament is expected to give its green light to suspend EU import duties on Ukrainian agricultural products for another year to support the country’s economy. In a separate debate, MEPs will discuss the impact of grain imports from Ukraine on EU prices. (Tuesday, Wednesday)

Repaying the Recovery plan. MEPs will debate and vote on a resolution warning about the impact of rising recovery borrowing costs on next year’s EU budget, putting flagship EU programmes at risk. (Monday, Wednesday)

President of Portugal. On Wednesday at 11.30, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal will address MEPs in a formal sitting. Presidents Metsola and Rebelo de Sousa will have a bilateral meeting, followed by a joint press point at 11.20.

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A philatelic envelope, designed by Historiaphil© (Philately Kiosk of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France) commemorates the highlights of the Strasbourg plenary session of the European Parliament. It was produced as a continuation of the collection of philatelic envelopes bearing witness since 1949 to the history of Europe and its institutions. Its edition is limited to 200 numbered copies.

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