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Lates news and information from the European Parliament.

Euro-MPs set out position on illegal content online 25 January 2022, 23:18 CET
The European Parliament agreed a draft set of measures to tackle illegal online content Thursday, with the aim of ensuring platforms are held accountable for their algorithms and improve content moderation.

European Parliament elects Roberta Metsola as new president 19 January 2022, 00:32 CET
Christian Democrat MEP Roberta Metsola of Malta won election to a two and a half year term as the European Parliament's new president Tuesday, following the death last week of David Sassoli.

Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections in Europe 29 November 2021, 12:33 CET
Building on experience gained in the 2019 European parliamentary elections and delivering on the priorities announced in the European Democracy Action Plan and the 2020 EU Citizenship Report, the European Commission presented on 25 November a number of initiatives to reinforce democracy and integrity of elections.

MEPs give final go-ahead for EU farm reform 25 November 2021, 21:46 CET
The European Parliament gave the final green light Tuesday to reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, with the reformed version aiming to be greener, fairer, more flexible and more transparent.

No EU money for gov'ts who undermine EU values, say MEPs 23 October 2021, 23:23 CET
EU money should be withheld from governments who 'flagrantly' undermine EU values, the European Parliament said Thursday, as MEPs condemned Poland for undermining the primacy of EU law.

Euro-Parliament's Sakharov Prize goes to Alexei Navalny 21 October 2021, 18:45 CET
The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny the European Parliament’s 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050 25 June 2021, 18:08 CET
The European Parliament endorsed the EU's new Climate Law Thursday, raising the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%, 57% with the contribution from new carbon sinks.

EU Parliament votes to approve EU-UK trade deal 30 April 2021, 00:13 CET
The European Parliament voted by a large majority late Tuesday to give its formal approval to the agreement setting the rules for the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom.

Euro-Parliament declares EU an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone' 11 March 2021, 22:00 CET
Responding to increased discrimination and attacks on the LGBTIQ community and backsliding on gay and lesbian rights in Poland and Hungary, MEPs on Thursday declared the EU an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone'.

MEPs call for end to "take-make-dispose" economy 27 January 2021, 17:16 CET
MEPs in committee called for an end to Europe's current "take-make-dispose" economy Wednesday, with binding targets for recycled content and an EU policy on sustainable non-energy-related products.

UK to remain part of Euro-Parliament communication programmes 19 January 2021, 23:49 CET
The European Parliament reaffirmed Tuesday its will to continue to engage with young generations of British citizens as well as EU 27 citizens resident in the UK.

Euroscola 19 January 2021, 23:40 CET
The European Parliament set up the Euroscola project in 1990, thus allowing hundreds of thousands of high-school students to participate in a simulation exercise of the work of MEPs.

MEPs approve 'rule of law conditionality' for access to EU funds 16 December 2020, 18:25 CET
EU states failing to uphold the EU's common values risk losing access to EU funds, following MEPs' approval Wednesday of a regulation to protect EU funds from being misused by governments who bend the rule of law.

MEPs call for EU-wide right to 'disconnect' from work 02 December 2020, 22:14 CET
Disconnecting from work should be a fundamental right, the European Parliament's Employment Committee said Wednesday, with MEPs calling for a bill which would grant this right to all EU workers.

MEPs give approval for drinking water upgrade 02 December 2020, 21:42 CET
New rules on drinking water, approved Tuesday by an EU Parliament committee, will improve the quality of tap water, cut plastic litter, and ensure that all surface and ground waters are in good condition by 2027.

EU agrees deal on long-term budget for post-COVID recovery 12 November 2020, 17:01 CET
The EU Parliament and Member States agreed Tuesday on Europe's long-term budget and extra funding to rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe centred on jobs, competitiveness, and better climate protection.

Access to EU funds to be conditional on rule of law 09 November 2020, 23:38 CET
EU countries that disrespect the rule of law will risk losing access to EU funds, under a provisional deal on 'budget conditionality' struck by the EU Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday.

Euro-Parliament awards 2020 Sakharov Prize to Belarus opposition 23 October 2020, 00:32 CET
The European Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Thursday to the democratic opposition in Belarus - in a political crisis since the disputed 9 August presidential elections.

MEPs want to increase 2030 emissions reduction target to 60 pct 13 October 2020, 17:44 CET
All EU Member States must become climate neutral by 2050, the European Parliament said Thursday in a vote on EU climate law, with MEPs calling for ambitious 2030 and 2040 emissions reduction targets.

MEPs approve EUR 6.2 bn to tackle crisis, speed up vaccine deployment 17 September 2020, 23:40 CET
The EU Parliament gave the go-ahead to an increase in the EU budget of EUR 6.2 billion Thursday, to improve the chances of an effective and safe vaccine, and to step up COVID-19-related cohesion funding.

Poland: "overwhelming evidence" of rule of law breaches, say MEPs 17 July 2020, 00:04 CET
After Poland's right-wing presidency retained power last weekend, an EU Parliament committee accused it Thursday of backsliding on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.

EU extends current CAP rules until end 2022 01 July 2020, 00:20 CET
EU farm ministers reached provisional agreement with the European Parliament Wednesday on continuing farming support under the current legal framework until the new CAP enters into force end 2022.

MEPs display unwavering support for EU position in Brexit talks 18 June 2020, 23:44 CET
With little time left to agree the UK's future relationship with the EU, MEPs on Thursday said a deal on a level playing field and on fisheries would be needed if the European Parliament is to give its consent.

MEPs greenlight criteria for sustainable investments 23 June 2020, 00:31 CET
Financial products that claim to be sustainable will have to prove it, following the European Parliament's green light Thursday to new rules aimed at preventing 'greenwashing' and boosting green investments.

MEPs demand data protection guarantees for fingerprint exchange with UK 15 May 2020, 00:17 CET
The EU Council should not allow fingerprint data exchange between the UK and EU countries without guarantees on reciprocity and data protection in place, the European Parliament said on Thursday.