The need for stockpiling of key protective equipment, solidarity and common indicators to serve as an early warning system for a pandemic where the three
The European Union introduced a harmonised model for representative action in all member states that guarantees consumers are well protected against mass harm, while at … Read more
The COVID-19-crisis has further exposed and exacerbated social dumping and the existing precariousness of the situations of many mobile workers employed in the EU’s
The European Parliament has approved increased funding for farmers through the EU’s rurarl development fund in a bid to support the sector through the
In a resolution adopted on Friday with 493 votes to 104 and 67 abstentions, the Parliament “strongly condemns the appalling death of George Floyd” in
A global pandemic needs global solutions, and the EU has to be at the centre of this response, said High Representative and Vice-President of
The EU is proposing to substantially increase its health funding by €9.4 billion through a new Europe-wide programme, EU4Health, which aims to strengthen Europe’s health … Read more
The European Parliament has approved new rules to temporarily ensure favourable conditions for banks in order to support credit flows to companies and households and … Read more
The centre-right EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for the creation of a Europe-wide strategy focusing on carers, describing it as a priority … Read more
Civil Liberties Committee MEPs express their concern about the current situation of internal border controls in the Schengen area and their impact on people
On Thursday, Budgets Committee Members approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019.
The 2021 budget priorities should be to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital … Read more
European Socialists welcomed the European Commission recovery plan announced yesterday, defining it as “a historic opportunity to kickstart the reconstruction of the Union and move … Read more
The European Parliament’s budget negotiators welcomed yesterday’s proposals by the European Commission, though expressing regret that the original proposed was reduced.
“We positively acknowledge the … Read more
An independent survey commissioned by the European Parliament found that nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want a stronger role for the EU in … Read more
The centre-right European grouping in Parliament expressed its concern that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission is pushing for deep changes … Read more
European Members of Parliament welcomed the recent proposal for a €500 billion recovery fund brought forward earlier this week by French President Emmanuel Macron and … Read more
Labour MEP Alfred Sant has told the European Parliament that fast enlargement of the European Union has led to the spread of political and economic … Read more
EU President David Sassoli has called on the EU institutions to find consensus and back their commitment with a sizeable financial committment to help Europe … Read more
The centre-right European People’s Party insisted that once approved, the COVID-19 vaccine must be available for all, not just for one country.
In a statement, … Read more
The EU must reinforce the resilience of our democratic model and values – inside and outside Europe – and take on a global role … Read more
The European Parliament has called on member states to do more to inform the public about EU action and solidarity in combatting COVID-19.
“Information and … Read more
Rebuilding the hard-hit cultural and media sectors in post-COVID-19 Europe must be a major objective in the EU’s recovery plan, MEPs said in a debate
In a letter to Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Ylva Johansson sent by Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES), Chair of the Civil
Crisis situations call for crisis measures and emergency measures have been put in place in member states to contain the spread of the Covid-19
Our citizens are depending on us to rise to the occasion during this challenging time. We must not let them down. Together we must strive
MEPs on Monday quizzed Commissioners Dombrovskis and Gentiloni on planned measures to tackle the looming economic crisis due to COVID-19.
Opening the discussion held within … Read more
The EU should stop channeling funds to Libya to manage migration and to train its coastguard, as the violation of human rights of migrants and
Europe’s economies can only be relaunched by member states acting together, Parliament President David Sassoli warned EU leaders. Speaking at the start of an EU
To ensure that the most vulnerable continue to get the help they need, the European Parliament has adopted changes to the rules on the Fund
Members of the European Parliament insisted that additional EU action is needed to make sure EU help reaches the hard-hit media and culture sectors. In
The European Parliament strongly condemned recent political decisions taken by the Polish and Hungarian Government during the current pandemic, which have been described as “totally … Read more
The EPP Group said in a statement that it supported the postponement by one year of the entry-into-force of new, stricter rules regarding the production … Read more
Europeans expect the EU and governments to act decisively to pave a way out of the crisis and build a more resilient Europe, MEPs said
The European Parliament is today voting on new measures mobilising €3 billion of targeted support for health care systems in EU regions that have been
The kitchens of the European Parliament in Brussels have been reopened during the pandemic to provide free meals for homeless people and frontline workers in … Read more
The European Parliament will meet in plenary today and tomorrow to debate and vote on the latest Commission proposals to address the effects of the … Read more
he European Parliament has offered the city of Brussels the use of one of its buildings, as well as its vehicles, to help in … Read more
by Anna Zammit Vella – European Parliament Office Malta
“Europe is moving. Faced with this dramatic situation, with a duty to defend lives, livelihoods, and … Read more
All European Parliament’s meetings and activities were suspended until March 23 and staff were asked to telework as much as possible, due to the Coronavirus … Read more
The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli said he is in self-isolation at his Brussels home as a precaution after returning from virus-hit Italy.… Read more
The European Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider calling off this week’s plenary session of the EU assembly due to the … Read more
The European Parliament is to cancel more than 100 events because of the coronavirus outbreak but next week’s plenary session “will unfold properly,” Parliament President … Read more
European Parliament considering allowing MEPs to take part in plenary session via video conferencing
The European Parliament is considering allowing quarantined MEPs to take part in plenary sessions via video conference as part of precautions against coronavirus.
MEPs are … Read more
The impact of artificial intelligence and new rules on water quality are among the topics being dealt with in Parliament this week.
On Tuesday, the … Read more
MEPs voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in favour of a compulsory continent-wide system of identification for cats and dogs.
The proposal is contained in a non-binding … Read more