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MEPs will vote on plans to cut carbon emissions, boost gas storage and support for countries hosting Ukrainian refugees in the 22-23 June plenary session.

Green transition

On Wednesday, Parliament will vote on three laws that are part of the “Fit For 55” package, following their postponement during the previous plenary session. They include changes in the EU Emissions Trading System, a new carbon levy on imports and establishing a fund to help those affected by energy and mobility poverty.

The “Fit for 55” package is part of the EU’s effort to fight climate change, it aims to help the EU lower emissions 55% by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050.

EU gas reserves

Parliament will debate and vote on the plan to refill EU strategic gas reserves faster before winter, to ensure enough gas for heating and industry.


MEPs will discuss Wednesday and vote Thursday on measures aimed at supporting countries that host people fleeing Ukraine. They will also discuss Russia’s relations with extremist political parties in the EU.

Find out how the EU and the European Parliament are supporting Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

EU summit; candidate status of Ukraine and Moldova

MEPs will outline their expectations for the 23-24 June European summit, including the question of whether Ukraine and Moldova should be granted EU candidate status.

EU Digital COVID certificate

Parliament is set to approve the extension of the EU Digital Covid Certificate for another 12 months, on Thursday. The aim is to help ensure free movement in the EU. The certificate expires 30 June.

Croatian prime minister in Parliament

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković will discuss the state of the EU and its challenges with MEPs on Wednesday. This is the fourth in the “This is Europe” debate series following discussions with Irish Prime minister Micheál Martin, Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas and Italian prime minister Mario Draghi.

Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema will address MEPs on Thursday.

Elsewhere in Parliament

On Monday, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde will answer questions about the implications of the war in Ukraine and Eurozone inflation in the economic affairs committee.

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