Asylum and migration pact: press conference with President Metsola and lead MEPs | News

Priopćenja za tisak – Europski parlament

On Wednesday morning, MEPs leading the negotiations on behalf of the European Parliament on the EU’s common asylum and migration legislation will brief media on the outcome and answer journalists’ questions. Alongside Parliament President Roberta Metsola, the following MEPs will participate:

When: Wednesday 20 December, 09.30 CET

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Anna Politkovskaya press room (Spaak 0A50) and via Interactio

Interpretation will be provided into English, French, German and Spanish.

Information for the media (Interactio)

Journalists wishing to ask questions remotely need to connect via Interactio.

The press conference will also be web streamed live and recorded on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre and on Ebs+

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. When connected, open the chat window (upper right corner) to be able to see the service messages.

For more details, check the connection guidelines and recommendations for remote speakers.

Background and next steps

The European Commission proposed the New Pact on Migration and Asylum in September 2020 to improve procedures and reach an agreement on sharing responsibility fairly among member states and acting in solidarity when dealing with migration flows. Parliament endorsed its key mandates in April 2023.

The provisional agreement needs to be formally adopted by Parliament and Council before it can become law. The co-legislators are committed to adopting the reform of EU migration and asylum rules before the 2024 European elections.

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