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MEPs hold minute of silence in memory of the victims of the earthquakes 

President Metsola led the MEPs in a moment of silence in memory the victims of the earthquakes of Turkiye, Syria at the opening session of the Strasbourg session Plenary session .

Europe stands by the people of Turkiye, Syria, stated President Metsola. He added that the EU’s civil protective mechanism had been activated and that help is being sent. She added that “our thoughts are with those who have been killed, trapped or injured, and all those working tirelessly to save lives.”

Referring to the extraordinary plenary on 9 February, when President Zelenskyy spoke before the European Parliament’s European Parliament, President Metsola stated that his words reminded MEPs of the fact that the war in Ukraine was not only a fight for territory but also a struggle for shared values. She concluded that the European Parliament will continue to stand in total solidarity with Ukraine’s people.

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According to Rule 163, the President was notified by the Environment (ENVII) committee that he has been asked for an urgent procedure on the following legislative file.

  • Transitional provisions for certain medical device and in vitro diagnostic devices

This request will be voted on Tuesday. The draft report will go to vote on Thursday if it is approved.



As the fifth point of the afternoon, a Commission statement on “Following-up on measures requested by parliament to strengthen the integrity European institutions” is added. The sitting has been extended to 23:00. With a resolution being put to vote on Thursday, the debate will be closed.


With a resolution being put to vote on Thursday, the Council and Commission will conclude their discussion on the “Establishment a independent EU Ethics Body”.


Statements of the Council and Commission on EUCO Conclusions: The need for speedy completion of the Road Map are included as the second point in this afternoon.

A Commission statement about The further repressions against Belarusian people, in particular the cases Of Andrzej Poczobut & Ales Bialiatski”, is added to the fifth point of the Oral Question “Adequate minimum income ensuring Active Inclusion”. A resolution will be adopted in March I.

Information regarding the distribution of votes can be found under the section ” Priority info“.

Request from several committees to begin negotiations with the Council and Commission

The plenary website contains decisions made by committees to enter inter-institutional negotiation ( Rule 71.1).

The committees can begin negotiations if they are unable to request a vote in Parliament by tomorrow (14 February) 12:00 midnight.

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