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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 3-7 February 2020

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Press release - Lagarde discusses the European Central Bank's policy revamp with MEPs

ECB President Christine Lagarde, on Thursday fielded questions from the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the review of the bank's monetary policy.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Article - EU-Vietnam trade deal: what are the benefits?

The EU-Vietnam trade deal is set to eliminate virtually all tariffs over the course of a decade. MEP Geert Bourgeois explains the benefits in our interview.


Article - World Cancer Day: how the EU is fighting cancer

World Cancer Day is this year being held for the 20th time. Fighting cancer is one of the EU's health priorities. Read on to find out more about the measures in place.


Article - What is the European Parliament?

The European Parliament represents 447 million people living in the EU. Watch the video to learn how it is organised and more.


Article - How do MEPs represent us?

People in the EU elect the members of the European Parliament who represent them and their interests.


Article - What is the EU?

In the EU we are united in diversity. Watch this video to learn more.


Press release - Coronavirus: MEPs to debate EU's response to outbreak

Environment and Public Health MEPs will debate on Monday the Coronavirus outbreak with the Executive Director of the EU Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Article - Future EU-UK relations: next steps

The UK leaving the EU is not the end of cooperation. Soon talks will start to determine how the two will work together on anything from trade to the fight against terrorism.


Press release - Redistribution of seats in the European Parliament after Brexit

As of 1 February, the number and distribution of seats in the Parliament changes following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.


Press release - EU Presidents lay out priorities for future of Europe

EP President Sassoli: "Without rules, the strongest will prevail and the weakest will be excluded".


Article - Infographic: how many seats does each country get in in the European Parliament?

The distribution of seats in the European Parliament has been modified following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Check out the numbers in our infographic.


Background - The new European Parliament after Brexit

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU on 31 January 2020 will signal a series of changes in the way the Parliament is set up.


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