June 16. 2021. 9:29

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Sassoli: ‘Europe must take urgent action to protect its citizens’ lives and futures’

Today (7 May) and tomorrow (8 May), European Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) will participate in the Porto Social Summit, taking place in Portugal, organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

President Sassoli will receive the keys to the city of Porto at 11h on Friday from the Mayor of Porto Rui Moreira during a Ceremony at Porto city hall.

In the afternoon, from 14h, Sassoli will participate in a High-Level Conference at the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre to discuss the best ways to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights. He will give a speech on the topic From Gothenburg to Porto.

President Sassoli will be also in charge of the closing remarks of the Conference at 17h30. A joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Portugal, the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission will follow.

On Saturday 8 May, at 09h30 the President of the European Parliament will open the informal meeting of EU Heads of State and Government, which will take place at the Crystal Palace.

The full programme of the event is available here.

Follow the event live here.

Media coverage

Friday 7 May (Local Times)

11.00 Ceremony at Porto City Hall

Pictures and video via Ebs satellite

14.00 Speech “From Gothenburg to Porto”

Pictures and video via Ebs satellite

17.30 Closing speech of the High-Level Conference

Pictures and video via Ebs satellite

19.00 Joint press conference

Pictures and video via Ebs satellite

Saturday 8 May

09.00 State ceremony for the victims of Covid-19 -

Pictures and video via Ebs satellite

09.30 Opening speech at the Informal EUCO

Photo and video via Ebs satellite

The pictures will be available here.

The videos: EBS satellite or the Multimedia Centre of the European Parliament.