Press release – Opening – November II plenary session

Incoming MEPs

Colm Markey (EPP, Ireland) as of 20 November

Changes to the agenda

The following proposed acts are deemed adopted:

  • Cooperation between the courts of the member states in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters, and
  • Service in the member states of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.


The following legislative files are added for adoption at the voting session starting at 18.30:

  • Union General Export Authorisation for the export of certain dual-use items from the EU to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and

  • Temporary measures in relation to VAT for COVID-19 vaccines and in vitro diagnostic medical devices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The second voting session will be open from 20.00 to 21.15.


The second voting session will be open from 20.00 to 21.15.

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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