Opening – Parliament expresses support for victims of Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Antonio TAjani 2018 MEPs

President Tajani opening Parliament’s June plenary session© European Union 2018 – EP.

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President Tajani expressed solidarity with those affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg.

President Tajani expressed solidarity with those affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg.

The Fuego volcano in Guatemala is still active with over 100 people pronounced dead, and 2 million affected by the eruption, amounting to more than 10% of the population. On behalf of the European Parliament, President Tajani expressed support for the people of Guatemala at such a difficult time.

On 21st May, the European Court of Justice overturned two decisions taken by the European Parliament’s Bureau (made up of the Parliament’s President and 14 Vice-Presidents) to sanction MEP Janusz KORWIN-MIKKE for derogatory remarks against migrants and women. Commenting on the Court’s decision, President Tajani said “all who say women are inferior to men should be sanctioned.” Parliament’s Bureau will discuss whether they should appeal against the Court’s decision.

Changes to the agenda

Wednesday

A debate on “Council and Commission statements on Humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean and solidarity in the European Union” (without resolution) will be added in the afternoon, as the second item.

Requests by committees to start negotiations with Council and Commission

Decisions by several committees to enter into inter-institutional negotiations (Rule 69c) 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 24.00, the committees may start negotiations.

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