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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 15-19 July 2019

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European Parliament maintains its support to the Romanian candidate for European Chief Prosecutor

At the request of the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, President David Sassoli will send in the next hours a letter to the Council recalling the Parliament's full support to Laura Codruta Kövesi as European Chief Prosecutor.

Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border
Plenary session | Today

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border.

Venezuela: European Parliament calls for additional sanctions
Plenary session | Today

For the third time this year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Venezuela, expressing its deep concern at the severe state of emergency.

Parliament's interparliamentary delegations established
Plenary session | Yesterday

Parliament will have 44 interparliamentary delegations this legislative term, maintaining relations with parliamentarians in other countries, regions and organisations.

Finnish Council Presidency priorities debated in plenary
Plenary session | Yesterday

MEPs discussed the priorities of the incoming Finnish presidency with Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.

In his speech, Prime Minister Antti Rinne outlined that climate leadership, common values and the rule of law, competitiveness and social inclusion, and comprehensive security will be the focus of the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU during the next six months.

He highlighted that the slogan, "Sustainable Europe - Sustainable Future", captures the goal of the presidency to contribute to a "socially, economically and ecologically sustainable" future for the EU.

Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President
Plenary session | 16-07-2019

With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July.

Romanian Presidency reviewed in plenary
Plenary session | 16-07-2019

MEPs debated the results of the outgoing Romanian Presidency, following statements by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic.

Romania held the presidency of the Council of the EU between 1 January and 30 June this year and focussed on cohesion and common values, security and strengthening Europe as a global player.

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