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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 12-16 October 2020

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Article - President Sassoli to EU leaders: help get the budget negotiations moving again

In a speech at the EU summit on 15 October, Parliament President David Sassoli insisted it is now up to EU leaders to unlock the stalled negotiations on the 2021-2027 budget.


Press release - The response to the current COVID-19 crisis must make the EU more resilient

Recovery should reduce economic divergence and boost the EU's long-term social and environmental targets, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee said on Thursday.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Press release - EP launches Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism on anniversary of her murder

To commemorate the third anniversary of the assassination of the Maltese investigative journalist, the prize will reward journalism reflecting EU principles and values.


Press release - Next week's plenary session to take place remotely

Due to the serious public health situation in Belgium and France, the President, in agreement with EP group leaders, has decided that the October II session will take place remotely.


Press release - President Sassoli press conference on EU summit

When: Thursday 15 October at 15:30 - Where: Anna Politkovskaya pressroom and via Skype


Press release - Parliament's proposal to reinforce flagship programmes is worth 39 billion euros

In a spirit of compromise, Parliament made a concrete and realistic proposal for an immediate increase of key programme envelopes in the long-term EU budget by €39bn.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - EU4Health: 9.4 billion EUR budget needed for new EU health programme

To fill gaps exposed by COVID-19 and ensure that health systems can face future threats to public health, an ambitious EU health programme is needed, say MEPs.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Article - Tax committee chair: "Citizens demand action and this committee will be their voice"

Parliament's new committee on tax matters will become "the European hub for debate on tax issues", promises Dutch S&D member Paul Tang, the committee's newly elected chair.


Article - Sakharov Prize 2020: meet the finalists

The democratic opposition in Belarus, Honduran environmental activists and the Archbishop of Mosul are the 2020 Sakharov Prize finalists.


Press release - Sakharov Prize 2020: MEPs select the finalists

The democratic opposition in Belarus, Guapinol activists and Berta Cáceres, and the Archbishop of Mosul were shortlisted for the 2020 Sakharov Prize on Monday.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on Development
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - EU job-search aid worth €2 million for 500 former shipbuilding workers in Spain

Former shipbuilding workers from Galicia should receive €2,054,400 in EU aid to help them re-integrate into the labour market, following a Budgets Committee vote on Monday.
Committee on Budgets


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