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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 22-26 June 2020

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Article - Green Deal: key to a climate-neutral and sustainable EU

Parliament wants the Green Deal to be at the core of the EU's Covid-19 recovery package. Find out more about this roadmap for a climate-neutral Europe.


Press release - COVID-19: Both WHO and Europe must learn from the current pandemic, say MEPs

The EP Committee responsible for public health quizzed the Director-General of the WHO on its response to COVID-19, underlining the need for global cooperation.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - MEPs approve €585 million to support refugees from Syria

Budget Committee MEPs gave their green light to top up support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon in response to the Syrian crisis.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - MEPs demand unprecedented support measures for EU firms and workers

To prevent massive job losses and a deep recession, EP's Employment and Social Affairs Committee calls for radical measures to help EU firms and workers out of the crisis.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Article - Foreign takeovers in Covid-19 crisis: MEPs push for level-playing field

The coronavirus crisis leaves EU companies vulnerable to subsidised foreign competitors. Fair competition rules should apply to everyone, insist MEPs.


Article - Parliament calls for better protection of cross-border and seasonal workers

More action is needed to safeguard the health, safety and working conditions of cross-border and seasonal workers, says Parliament.


Press release - New rules allow EU consumers to defend their rights collectively

Parliament and Council negotiators reached a deal on the first EU-wide rules on collective redress, on Monday.
Committee on Legal Affairs


Press release - EU Strategy on COVID-19 vaccines must guarantee safety and accessibility for all

Parliament's Committee responsible for public health debated how to support efforts to develop and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, together with Commissioner Kyriakides.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and education

The Culture and Education Committee criticised the cuts to education and cultural programmes made by the Commission in its new proposal for the 2021-2027 budget.
Committee on Culture and Education


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