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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 26-30 October 2020

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Article - Parliament's ideas for tackling harmful or illegal content online

Find out how MEPs want to address harmful or illegal content online while protecting freedom of expression.


Press release - Still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in all EU countries

Press Statement by EP Vice-President Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Women's Rights Committee Chair Evelyn Regner after the publication of the 2020 Gender Equality Index.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality


Press release - 'Everything is still to be agreed': informal talks between Parliament and Council on Rule of law conditionality continue

Talks will continue in November, when the co-legislators will meet for the fifth trilogue on a mechanism to link EU funds to respect for rule of law.
Committee on Budgets
Committee on Budgetary Control


Press release - InvestEU Fund: boost for sustainable, innovative and social investment

InvestEU aims to be a fund that provides support to EU investors by integrating and simplifying the financing, offered under a single budgetary guarantee scheme.
Committee on Budgets
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Press release - EU budget talks: Council rejects Parliament's breakthrough proposal

EP's negotiators made a breakthrough proposal on Wednesday on the critical issue of how to count the costs of common debt in the next long-term EU budget. Council has rejected it blindly.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - 2021 EU budget must focus on supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic

The main focus of the 2021 budget should be to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - 'Not there yet': Rule of law conditionality trilogues continue

The talks by the EP and Council will continue on Thursday when the co-legislators will meet for the fourth trilogue on mechanism to link the EU funds to the respect of rule of law.
Committee on Budgets
Committee on Budgetary Control


Press release - MEPs warn of attempts by some EU countries to silence and subdue critical media

Media freedom within the EU has deteriorated recently, says the Civil Liberties Committee, concerned about journalists faced with violence, harassment and pressure.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - EU agri-food products to be protected in China

Parliament should back the deal between the EU and China that would protect 200 European and Chinese products, said the Trade Committee on Tuesday.
Committee on International Trade


Press release - European values: COVID-19 emergency measures pose a "risk of abuse of power"

The Civil Liberties Committee urges the Commission to evaluate "first wave" national measures to assess their impact on citizens' rights and freedoms.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - EU consumers should enjoy a "right to repair" and enhanced product safety

The Internal Market Committee proposed a series of measures to strengthen consumer protection and enhance product safety and sustainability.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection


Press release - Refugee camps on the Greek islands: situation and challenges

The situation on the Greek islands following the destruction of the Moria refugee camp will be the focus of a debate in the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


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