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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 9-13 March 2020

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Article - Long-term budget: EU needs proper funding to tackle crises, say MEPs

The EU should have the financial means to tackle challenges such as coronavirus or migration, said MEPs in a plenary debate on the EU long-term budget.


Article - MEPs call for de-escalation of migration situation with Turkey

The EU should continue its dialogue with Turkey to de-escalate the migration situation at the Greek-Turkish border, MEPs said in a debate on 10 March.


Article - Plenary highlights: Coronavirus debate, budget, migration

In a shortened plenary session due to coronavirus concerns, MEPs discussed the EU's response to the outbreak, tensions at the Greek-Turkish border and the EU long-term budget.


Press release - Greek-Turkish border: MEPs reject Turkey's pressure, demand common asylum rules

The EU must help Greece manage its border with Turkey, while ensuring the right to asylum for those who need it, several MEPs said on Tuesday.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - EP calendar revised to ensure Parliament can exercise its core functions

Group leaders adopted a revised calendar of parliamentary activities on Tuesday, following the precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Press release - Long-term EU budget: It is not possible to do more with less, say MEPs

MEPs deplore that member states are not ready to give the EU the necessary resources to deal with the European Union's challenges.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Coronavirus: MEPs call for solidarity among EU member states

Parliament discussed the COVID-19 outbreak with the Commission and the Croatian presidency on Tuesday, underlining the need to slow down the spread across Europe.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - VP McGuinness on women's rights: "Not an option, but a duty"

EP Vice-President Mairead McGuinness opened Tuesday's session with a debate on women's rights and the EU's continued push for gender equality.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality


Press release - Opening - March I plenary session

President Sassoli opened the March I session in Brussels, which will take place on Tuesday 10 March.


Press release - All for equality - 2020 is a pivotal year for Gender Equality

On International Women's Day, the European Parliament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA).


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