Media Advisory: Visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday | News


EP President David Sassoli will welcome the Chancellor at 13.20 at Parliament’s protocol entrance. Both will then give short statements before meeting bilaterally.

Due to limited space and physical distancing rules, there will very restricted access for media during the statements. No TV cameras will be allowed, only still-photographers.

The EP will act as host broadcaster and will provide full video coverage of the working visit live on EbS+ as well as through webstreaming

This will include the official arrival and statements, roundtable ahead of the bilateral meeting and plenary debate.

Live replays and all available material will be published on the EP Multimedia Centre:

The video pool signal will be available through several distribution points (audio-embedded HD- SDI) in the working areas allocated to the Press on the third and fourth floor of the SPAAK and SPINELLI buildings.

Accreditation and filming permits should be picked up at the accreditation centre, on the Esplanade Solidarnosc.

Audiovisual Press will have access upon request to the usual working positions on the Karamanlis footbridge and the Press gallery inside the Chamber.

A limited number of camera positions, facing the entrance of the Chamber, will be accessible on the fourth floor of the SPAAK building.

Extra working space will be available on either side of the VoxBox area.

For bookings, requests and questions please contact via email at, and telephone on +32 2 2842010.

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