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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 13-17 July 2020

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Press release - President Sassoli press conference on EU summit, Recovery Fund and Budget

When: Friday 17 July at 11:00 - Where: Anna Politkovskaya pressroom and via Skype


Press release - Rule of law in Poland: "overwhelming evidence" of breaches

The Civil Liberties Committee sees "overwhelming evidence" of rule of law breaches in Poland and asks Council and Commission to also keep an eye on fundamental rights.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Article - Medicine shortages in the EU: causes and solutions

Find out why there is a shortage of medicines, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and how Parliament wants to improve the situation.


Press release - Recovery effort will fizzle out quickly if there is no long-term perspective

After analysing the draft conclusions for the 17 July EU summit, EP negotiators warn that proposed budget cuts endanger long-term investment in research, youth or the digital sector.
Committee on Budgets


Article - EU budget: Parliament pushes for new revenue sources

To fund the Covid-19 recovery and invest in Europe's future, Parliament is calling for new streams of revenue for the EU budget. Learn more in our video.


Article - Covid-19: how the EU fights youth unemployment

Youth unemployment remains a key concern in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Find out more about an EU initiative to help young people find work.


Press release - Rule of law in Poland: MEPs point to "overwhelming evidence" of breaches

The Civil Liberties Committee is set to adopt a draft resolution on the continuing deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Poland.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - COVID-19: EU must step up efforts to tackle medicine shortages

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee calls for more EU self- sufficiency and better-coordinated strategies to tackle medicine shortages.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Car emissions: MEPs set end on gap between lab and real driving emission tests

To ensure that cars meet EU limits on NOx emissions, tests under real driving conditions must be more stringent, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Citizens call for a bigger EU budget to tackle crisis, new survey shows

A majority (56 %) says the EU should have more financial means to overcome the impact of the pandemic. Public health tops the priority list, with economic recovery and climate change.


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