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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 25-29 May 2020

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Press release - Supporting the recovery: MEPs adopt budget priorities for 2021

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:33:11 GMT
The 2021 budget priorities should be to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation.
Committee on Budgets

Press release - Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain receive €279m after natural disasters in 2019

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:23:16 GMT
On Thursday, Budgets Committee Members approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019.
Committee on Budgets

Press release - Summer holidays: MEPs demand more clarity for tourism in COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:43:02 GMT
MEPs gave overall positive feedback on the Commission's transport and tourism package; however, many insist on more concrete actions and financial support ahead of the summer holidays.
Committee on Transport and Tourism

Article - Creating a sustainable food system: the EU's strategy

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:23:03 GMT
The EU's food sustainability strategy aims to protect the environment and ensure healthy food for everyone, whilst ensuring farmers' livelihoods.

Press release - MEPs: Focus on crisis response when coordinating economic and budgetary policies

Thu, 28 May 2020 08:33:12 GMT
On Wednesday, MEPs discussed the European Semester and economically and socially sustainable ways out of the crisis with Commissioners Dombrovskis, Gentiloni and Schmit.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Press release - EP negotiators: recovery plan crucial, but do not trade long-term for short-term

Wed, 27 May 2020 15:13:18 GMT
It is high time to start negotiations on the MFF with the Council without delay, said the EP's negotiating team for the long-term EU budget and Own Resources reform.
Committee on Budgets

Press release - EU future at stake: MEPs broadly welcome Commission's recovery package proposals

Wed, 27 May 2020 15:03:04 GMT
Focussing on future generations, Commission President von der Leyen discussed the €750 billion recovery instrument within a revamped long-term EU budget in plenary.

Press release - President Sassoli press conference on MFF, Recovery Plan and German Presidency

Tue, 26 May 2020 14:13:14 GMT
When: Wednesday 27 May at 17:00 - Where: Anna Politkovskaya pressroom and via Skype

Press release - EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like COVID-19

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:23:39 GMT
In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58 %) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis.

Article - How to preserve biodiversity: EU policy

Tue, 26 May 2020 08:53:03 GMT
One million species are threatened with extinction globally. Find out what the EU is doing to preserve biodiversity.

Press release - COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs

Tue, 26 May 2020 08:13:22 GMT
Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs voiced concerns about the internal market during a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager on Monday.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Press release - COVID-19: No free movement of critical workers without adequate protection

Mon, 25 May 2020 15:03:27 GMT
Breaches of EU law on employment rights and health and safety of cross-border workers need to be addressed urgently, say MEPs in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Press release - Conference on the Future of Europe should start by September, say MEPs

Mon, 25 May 2020 13:33:17 GMT
The European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee, underlines that the COVID-19 crisis has made the need for reforms more crucial than ever.
Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Article - Parliament this week: EU long-term budget, tourism, Covid-19

Mon, 25 May 2020 08:33:05 GMT
MEPs will hear details of the revised proposal for the EU's long-term budget and discuss the future of tourism as well as workers' mobility.

Press release - Rule of Law in Poland: concerns continue to grow among MEPs

Mon, 25 May 2020 08:03:10 GMT
The attacks on the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in Poland need to be addressed urgently, say a majority of MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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