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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 2-6 March 2020

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Press release - Next week's EP plenary session to be held in Brussels not Strasbourg due to force majeure

Statement by European Parliament President David Sassoli


Press release - EU Civil Protection Mechanism must be sufficiently funded to save lives

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee called for sufficient means to match the needs of the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism programme post-2020.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Article - Parliament's case for an ambitious EU long-term budget (infographics)

MEPs are arguing for a strong EU budget for 2021-2027 that will respond to the challenges Europe faces and deliver on Europeans' expectations.


Article - Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to show climate leadership

Climate activist Greta Thunberg discussed EU plans to tackle the climate emergency with Parliament's environment committee on Wednesday 4 March.


Press release - Coronavirus: MEPs to debate current outbreak and EU reaction

Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs will discuss the current Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak with the European Commission on Thursday morning.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Article - How to close the gender pay gap in the EU (video)

Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, find out how the European Parliament is working to reduce the gender pay gap.


Press release - Greta Thunberg to MEPs: "we will not allow you to surrender our future"

On Wednesday, climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at a meeting in the Parliament's Environment Committee.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Media Advisory : Coronavirus COVID-19 - measures introduced by the European Parliament

Important precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus on the premises of the European Parliament were announced by President Sassoli on Monday (2 March).


Article - Gender pay gap in Europe: facts and figures (infographic)

Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, find out about the economic inequalities that continue to persist between women and men in the EU.


Article - Coming up: Coronavirus, Greta Thunberg

MEPs will discuss the EU's response to the coronavirus and talk to Greta Thunberg about tackling climate.


Article - Quiz: test your knowledge of the EU's long-term budget

The EU budget is all about working together to deliver improvements to the lives of Europeans. How much do you know about it? Try our quiz and find out.


Press release - EP's MFF negotiators disappointed by failure of EU budget summit

"We cannot afford a narrow accounting approach with a complete lack of political vision", says the EP's negotiating team for the long-term EU budget and Own Resources reform.
Committee on Budgets


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