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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 18-22 January 2021

22 January 2021, 01:01 CET
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Press release - MEPs: Juan Guaidó is the legitimate interim President of Venezuela

MEPs call on the Council to unequivocally recognise Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim President of Venezuela, and welcome the recent extension of EU sanctions.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - MEPs: Access to adequate housing should be a fundamental European right

MEPs call on the EU to recognise access to decent and affordable housing as an enforceable human right and to push for measures to eradicate homelessness.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Press release - 'Right to disconnect' should be an EU-wide fundamental right, MEPs say

Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Press release - EU help for Croatia after devastating earthquakes

MEPs call for financial and other assistance to be distributed swiftly to enable a quick recovery in areas affected by the earthquake in Croatia last December.


Press release - EU tax haven blacklist is not catching the worst offenders

MEPs adopted a resolution pushing for the system used to draw up the EU list of tax havens to be changed, as it is currently "confusing and ineffective".
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Article - Parliament calls for action to solve housing crisis

The European Parliament calls on EU countries to act on the housing crisis to invest more in decent homes and ensure everyone has access to affordable housing.


Press release - Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Turkey and Vietnam

On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Hong Kong, Turkey and Vietnam.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - Parliament demands significantly tighter EU sanctions against Russia

Following the recent imprisonment of Alexei Navalny, MEPs call on EU countries to significantly strengthen sanctions against Russia.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025: Parliament's reaction and input

Parliament welcomes the positive measures included in the EU's new Gender Equality Strategy but calls for additional actions and specific and binding targets.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality


Press release - Improving gender equality during and after the COVID-19 crisis

MEPs examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and proposed measures to protect women's rights and enhance gender equality during and after the crisis.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality


Article - Corona crisis: ensuring aid and protection for those in need

To ensure that the most vulnerable continue to get the help they need, Parliament has adopted changes to the rules on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived.

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Press release - Additional and more flexible funding to help those most in need

Parliament voted today to continue making additional resources available in 2021 and 2022 in order to provide food and basic assistance to the most deprived.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Press release - EP Today

Thursday, 21 January


Press release - Foreign and security policy: MEPs call for unity and strategic autonomy

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for Europe, which needs a stronger, more united and more assertive foreign and security policy, MEPs highlighted on Wednesday.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - Human rights and COVID-19: MEPs denounce measures taken by authoritarian regimes

Parliament is deeply concerned that many authoritarian regimes around the world have used the pandemic to repress civil society and critical voices.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - Guidelines for military and non-military use of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence must be subject to human control, allowing humans to correct or disable it in case of unforeseen behaviour, say MEPs.
Committee on Legal Affairs


Press release - Portuguese Presidency wants EU to deliver on vaccines, recovery and transition

MEPs discussed the programme for the next six-month presidency of the Council of the EU this morning with Portugal's Prime Minister António Costa.


Press release - New US President: MEPs hope for a new dawn in transatlantic ties

MEPs welcome the inauguration of Joe Biden as an opportunity for Europe to strengthen EU-US ties and tackle common challenges and threats to the democratic system.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


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