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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 22-26 April 2019

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CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE - European Parliament launches short film to get out the vote

With just one month until the European elections on 23-26 May, the European Parliament is launching a film - "Choose Your Future" - to encourage people to vote.

The short film is a nudge to take part in the upcoming European elections and to think about the future generations that will ultimately have to live with the consequences of this vote. Directed by award-winning Frédéric Planchon, it documents the intense, beautiful and fragile moments when newborn children come into this world.


Support for EU remains at historically high level despite sceptics
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The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in late February 2019, highlights continued strong support for the European Union.

The European Parliament's Spring 2019 Eurobarometer, measuring public attitudes to the EU three months ahead of the European elections, reveals that despite the various internal and external challenges to the EU of the past years, the European sense of togetherness does not seem to have weakened. Continued support for EU membership goes with a strong belief (68%) that EU countries overall have benefited from being part of the EU - equalling the highest level recorded since 1983.


Next Parliament to decide on social benefits for EU mobile workers
Plenary session | EMPL | 18-04-2019

Parliament decided not to close the first reading on the legislation for EU mobile workers today, but to leave it to the next Parliament to work on this.


'InvestEU' programme: big boost for jobs, growth and investment
Plenary session | BUDG | ECON | 18-04-2019

MEPs have approved a provisional and partial deal with EU ministers on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during 2021-2027.

Aiming to generate almost €700 billion in investments, the 'InvestEU' initiative replaces the current European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI, which was part of the 'Juncker-Plan') that was set up after the 2008 financial crisis.


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