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Opening - MEPs hold a minute of silence to remember Samuel Paty

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op maandag 19 oktober 2020.

President Sassoli led a minute of silence to pay tribute to murdered teacher Samuel Paty and all victims of terrorism, at the opening of the session.

Expressing his condolences to the family of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher brutally murdered by an Islamist terrorist in France on Friday, President Sassoli paid tribute to all those who work to uphold freedom of expression.

Outgoing MEPs

Mairead McGuinness (EPP, IE) as of 12 October

Incoming MEPs

Sara Matthieu (Greens/EFA, BE) as of 8 October

Changes to the agenda


The second voting session will be open from 13.15 to 14.30, the results of which will be announced at 17.00.

The third voting session will be open from 18:00 to 19:15, the results of which will be announced at 21.30.

The information concerning the distribution of votes is available on the website of the European Parliament under the section “Priority information”.

The changes to the agenda with timing of votes can be found here.

Requests by committees to start negotiations with Council and Commission

Decisions by committees to enter into inter-institutional negotiations (Rule 71) are published on the plenary website.

If no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations is made by Tuesday 12.00 midnight, the committees may start negotiations.

Information on the extraordinary remote participation procedure is available here.

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