Daniel Freund

12. September 2023 Democracy

Future of Europe: Press Conference on Parliament’s Proposals for Treaty Change | Sep 13th, 14h30

On Wednesday afternoon, the co-rapporteurs of the proposals will present key points of the report and answer questions from journalists.

Lead MEPs Guy VERHOFSTADT (Renew, Belgium), Sven Simon (EPP, DE), Gabriele Bischoff (S&D, DE), Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA, DE), and Helmut Scholz (The Left, DE) will discuss key aspects of their report with journalists. The press conference will take place on the same day as the State of the European Union debate in plenary and one day in advance of the official presentation of the report in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

When: Wednesday 13 September, 14.30-15.00 CEST.

Where: Daphne Caruana Galizia press conference room (WEISS N -1/201), European Parliament in Strasbourg and via Interactio

Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio by using this link: https://ep.interactio.eu/66e2-hy1p-1w4u

Interpretation will be available in English, French, Swedish, Polish, Italian and Spanish. 

You can watch the press conference live here.


Following the activation of the process to change the EU Treaties, MEPs of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs started working on a comprehensive set of proposals for the Union’s institutional architecture and processes. These proposals were drafted in order to meet citizens’ expectations for the Future of the EU, and in light of the circumstances that the European Union is facing and the proposals of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

On 9 May 2022 in Strasbourg, EP President Roberta Metsola, French President Emmanuel Macron on behalf of the Council Presidency, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen received from the Co-Chairs of the Conference Executive Board its final report. This includes 49 proposals comprising more than 300 measures across 9 themes, based on 178 recommendations from the European Citizens’ Panels, input from the National Panels and events, ideas from the European Youth Event, and 43 734 contributions on 16 274 ideas recorded on the multilingual digital platform.


Climate catastrophe, companies that pay no taxes, the impact of digitalisation - no single country can solve these problems alone. For this we need a strong European Union that is capable of taking action. For the Greens/European Free Alliance, I am responsible for leading the work on the conference on the future of the EU.