PE800 FDC European Parliament - Address by KENYAN PRESIDENT William RUTO 11-2023


PE800: FDC "Plenary session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg (France) 20-23.11.2023 - Formal sitting - Speech by Dr. William S. RUTO, President of the Kenyan Republic (21 Nov.)"

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Plenary Session, Strasbourg 20-23 November 2023


Key debate on Gaza. On Wednesday morning, MEPs will discuss with the Spanish Council Presidency and the European Commission the humanitarian situation in Gaza, the need for the release of hostages and for an immediate humanitarian truce leading to a ceasefire and the prospects for peace and security in the Middle East.

Packaging and packaging waste. Parliament will debate on Tuesday and vote on Wednesday on its position on new rules to make packaging easier to reuse and recycle, to reduce unnecessary packaging and waste, and to promote the use of recycled material. The rapporteur will hold a press conference after the vote.

Right to repair. Parliament will debate on Monday and vote on Tuesday on a proposal to strengthen the right to repair and to stimulate consumers to opt for repairing products instead of buying new ones. A press conference by the lead MEP is scheduled after the votes.

Pesticides. MEPs will debate on Tuesday and vote on Wednesday on their position on measures to ensure sustainable pesticides use and reduce the use and risk of all chemical pesticides by at least 50% by 2030.

CO2 emissions reduction. To improve air quality in the EU, MEPs will debate and vote on Tuesday on their position on legislation to strengthen EU CO2 emission standards for new buses, trucks and trailers.

"Net-Zero industry act". Parliament will debate on Monday and vote on Tuesday on its position on plans to boost Europe's Net-Zero technology production and strengthening the business case for decarbonisation in Europe. A press conference by the lead MEP is scheduled after the votes.

European elections. On Thursday, MEPs will vote on their proposals for the 6 - 9 June 2024 elections, including a mechanism to elect the Commission President, and ways to increase turnout and enhance democratic processes. The lead MEPs will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Future of the EU. MEPs will put forward their proposals to change the EU treaties in order to enhance the EU’s capacity to act and strengthen citizens’ voice (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).

Kenyan President William Ruto to address the European Parliament  (Tuesday)

“This is Europe”/Bulgarian Prime Minister. On Wednesday at 10.30, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov will address MEPs to outline his views on the challenges facing Europe and its future. EP President Metsola and Prime Minister Denkov will have a bilateral meeting before his speech. A short press point is scheduled for 11.25.

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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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