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Opening of the session

The session will be opened at around 15.45 in the hemicycle in Brussels.after an address by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Live coverage of debates and votes can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.

All information regarding plenary, including speakers’ lists, can be found here.

Measures to protect media, NGOs and civil society from abusive lawsuits

MEPs will discuss proposals to curb vexatious legal actions intended to silence and intimidate critical voices. A draft report calling on the Commission to come up with both legislative and non-legislative measures to counteract the threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) to journalists, NGOs and civil society in Europe will be put to the vote on Thursday, followed by a press conference by the rapporteurs at 14.00.

Corporate taxation: multinationals to report how much they pay and where

After years of difficult negotiations, plenary is set to give its final endorsement to new rules that will oblige big multinationals to declare the amount of tax they pay in each EU country. Following a plenary debate starting around 18.30, the legislation is expected to be adopted on Thursday.

In brief:

Outcome of October European Council. MEPs will assess the results of the 21-22 October summit.. The response to the COVID-19 crisis, the increasing energy prices, the rule of law, migration and external relations were amongst the main topics discussed by the leaders.

Address by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Before the session resumes, plenary will exchange views with Filippo Grandi at 15.00. MEPs are expected to raise the situation of refugees and displaced persons and the implementation of the Geneva Convention, with a particular focus in Europe.

Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20211108IPR16840/ep-today