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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 14-18 September 2020

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Press release - COVID-19: Member states need to harmonise health assessments and measures

Common definitions, health criteria and methodologies are key to effectively fighting the ongoing pandemic and its economic consequences in the EU, MEPs say.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - MEPs approve €6.2 billion to tackle crisis and speed up vaccine deployment

The funds will allow the EU to improve its chances of having an effective and safe vaccine available as soon as possible, and to step up COVID-19-related cohesion funding.
Committee on Budgets


Article - Covid-19: MEPs insist on targeted support for culture

Europe should support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on 17 September.


Press release - Human rights breaches in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mozambique and the Philippines

On Thursday, Parliament adopted resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and the Philippines.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Article - Sakharov Prize 2020: the nominees

Find out about this year's nominees for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.


Press release - MEPs call for EU sanctions against Belarusian President and Navalny's poisoners

MEPs call for new presidential elections in Belarus and urge the EU to sanction President Lukashenko and the perpetrators behind Alexei Navalny's poisoning.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - Poland: Council has to "finally act" to protect minorities and the rule of law

Disrespect for judicial independence and the rights of LGBTI persons point to "overwhelming evidence" of breaches of EU values, Parliament says.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - Parliament wants the EU to tackle pharmaceutical pollution

The EU must take measures towards more sensible use and disposal of pharmaceuticals to prevent risks to the environment and public health, says Parliament.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


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

Parliament calls for the EU to be more self-sufficient when it comes to medicines and medical equipment so that affordable treatments are available at any time.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Eastern Mediterranean: Turkey must immediately end illegal drilling activities

MEPs condemn Turkey's actions in the Greek and Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone and express full solidarity with the two member states.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - EU arms exports: need for more control and transparency

EU citizens have to be better informed about their governments' strategic choices on an issue that directly affects their security, warn MEPs.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Security and Defence


Press release - MEPs want new cars to respect emission limits under real driving conditions

As of September 2022, cars must meet EU limits on NOx emissions under real driving conditions to comply with air pollution limits, says the European Parliament.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Parliament requests more support for regions to make energy transition a success

MEPs are ready to start negotiations with the Council on setting up the Just Transition Fund to mitigate the social impact of greening the economy.
Committee on Regional Development


Press release - EP TODAY

EP TODAY 17 September


Press release - Moria refugee camp: MEPs to quiz the European Commission about the EU's response

MEPs will urge the EU and all member states to address the humanitarian crisis on the island of Lesvos, on Thursday from 10.30.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - Vote on Own Resources: MEPs clear way for COVID-19 recovery plan

MEPs accelerate the procedure that will enable the EU to borrow €750 billion for the "Next Generation EU" recovery plan.
Committee on Budgets


Article - State of the EU: MEPs debate measures to improve Europe

The State of the European Union debate on 16 September focused on new EU plans to tackle climate change, racism, health threats and migration.


Press release - Green Deal: measures to step up the fight against global deforestation

MEPs outline how the EU can contribute to tackling worldwide deforestation and call for domestic policies to be revised to protect European forests.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - EP TODAY

EP TODAY 16 September


Press release - State of the European Union debate: EC president von der Leyen to address the House

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, MEPs will take stock of the von der Leyen Commission's achievements to date on Wednesday from 9.15.


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