"The founder and CEO of Facebook has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, hopefully already next week", Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, said in a statement on Wednesday. "I welcome Mark Zuckerberg's decision to appear in person before the representatives of 500 million Europeans", Mr Tajani said.
Meanwhile, Facebook's head of public policy in the UK, Rebecca Stimson, wrote to Damian Collins MP, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee, this week to confirm Zuckerberg "has no plans to meet with the committee or travel to the UK at present".
The entrepreneur will answer questions about the way it handled and shared the personal data of its users following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He had refused to appear before the committee last month, citing the ongoing investigation into the firm.
On Monday, Zuckerberg will also attend a meeting organized by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed at pressuring tech giants to use their global influence for public good.
Earlier this week the Committee lamented Schroepfer's testimony, saying that the U.S. social network has continued to leave "significant gaps" in answers it has provided to British MPs.
The EU meeting however is set to be private with the leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert. "It must be a public hearing - why not a Facebook Live?" tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian politician who is also a Brexit negotiator on behalf of the European Parliament.
The ex-boss of Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that closed down after being involved in a scandal about the improper use of the data of millions of Facebook users, will appear in front of British lawmakers on June 6.
European Union justice commissioner Vera Jourova, who is in charge of the bloc's new privacy rules, welcomed Zuckerberg's decision to travel to Brussels in person, but said she regretted the meeting will happen behind closed doors.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May, and will allow any individual in Europe to ask a company for data held about them.