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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 21-25 September 2020

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Article - Why is Parliament calling for new EU revenue-raising powers?

Parliament is calling for new EU revenue sources to invest in Europe's future and support the Covid-19 recovery without burdening taxpayers. Find out more.


Press release - MEPs question whether the new Migration Pact will bring about real change

The new Migration Pact is insufficient for the majority of EP groups. Some demand compulsory relocation of refugees; others want a firmer stance on irregular arrivals.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - Celebrating Multilingualism Day at the EP - where 24 languages meet

The European Parliament is organising an Online Multilingualism Day to celebrate one of the EU's core values that ensures Parliament is accessible and transparent.


Press release - New committees begin their work

On Wednesday, Parliament's new special committees, subcommittee and committee of inquiry held their constitutive meetings and elected their chairs and vice-chairs.
Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport
Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
Special Committee on Beating Cancer
Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
Subcommittee on Tax Matters


Press release - COVID-19: MEPs call for measures to close the digital gap in education

On Wednesday, the EP's Committee on Culture and Education called for swift and concrete measures to close the digital education gap in Europe.
Committee on Culture and Education


Article - Artificial intelligence: threats and opportunities

Artificial intelligence (AI) affects our lives more and more. Learn about the opportunities and threats for security, democracy, businesses and jobs.


Press release - Tourism Committee MEPs: EU must act, 22 million jobs are at stake

Members of Parliament's Tourism Task Force reiterate that the tourism sector needs EU-level coordination and substantial support to give SMEs a chance of survival.
Committee on Transport and Tourism


Press release - Changes in Commission: hearings to take place on 2 October

The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Tuesday adopted the calendar of hearings of Mairead McGuinness and Valdis Dombrovskis.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on International Trade


Press release - COVID-19 vaccines: MEPs seek answers from industry representatives

MEPs debated ways to secure a quick and safe supply of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, with representatives of pharmaceutical companies, research , and civil society.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - European values: towards a permanent monitoring mechanism against backsliding

The EU needs a "robust, comprehensive and positive agenda" to effectively protect and reinforce EU values, according to the Civil Liberties Committee.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya calls on MEPs to stand by the people of Belarus

On Monday, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged MEPs to continue supporting the creation of a new Belarus "admired by the world".
Committee on Foreign Affairs


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