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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 9-13 November 2020

13 November 2020, 00:28 CET
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Press release - MEPs approve the renewal of the fisheries partnership with Seychelles

Parliament adopted the renewed protocol to the existing EU fisheries partnership agreement with Seychelles.
Committee on Fisheries


Press release - EU budget 2021: supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic

The 2021 budget should focus on mitigating the effects of the pandemic and supporting the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Roberta Metsola elected as First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola was elected as First Vice-President of the European Parliament, replacing Mairead McGuinness who became European Commissioner.


Press release - MEPs unanimously condemn recent terrorist attacks in France and Austria

MEPs call for unity and a robust response to terror attacks, in parallel with additional efforts promoting fundamental freedoms and integration.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Article - Covid-19: how is the EU doing on health? (Interview)

Pascal Canfin, chair of Parliament's environment and public health committee, talks about how the EU has managed the health aspects of the coronavirus crisis.


Press release - EP Today

Thursday, 12 November


Press release - MEPs update role of European Network of Public Employment Services

The Network should enhance the creation of sustainable jobs and help employment services adapt to digitalisation and changing work patterns.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Press release - Parliament backs the renewed fisheries partnership with Senegal

MEPs gave their consent to concluding a renewed protocol offering opportunities to French, Spanish and Portuguese fishermen.
Committee on Fisheries


Press release - China and the EU agree to protect each other's food and drink specialities

On Wednesday, Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting.
Committee on International Trade


Press release - Long-term EU budget deal: a "win-win" result to face the challenges ahead

In Wednesday's plenary debate, MEPs welcomed the agreement reached on EU financing, as well as the deal linking EU funding to respect for the Rule of Law.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Opening - MEPs hold a minute of silence in memory of victims of terrorism

President Sassoli led a minute of silence to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism, at the opening of the session.


Article - Budget and recovery: no more excuses for delays, says budgets committee chair

With a deal reached on the EU's 2021-2027 budget, recovery funds should get flowing as soon as possible, said budgets committee chair Johan Van Overtveldt.


Press release - EP Group leaders endorse EU long-term budget and own resources agreement

The Conference of Presidents evaluated and endorsed the political agreement reached on the MFF 2021-2027 and the own resources proposal on 10 November 2020.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - EP Today

Wednesday, 11 November


Press release - Compromise on long-term EU budget: EP obtains €16 billion more for key programmes

EP budget negotiators and the Council Presidency have reached a compromise outlining a political agreement on future EU financing.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Press Conference by EP President Sassoli on MFF and Own Resources

Following the meeting of Parliament's Conference of Presidents, EP President Sassoli will hold a press conference today at 14:00 on the EU long-term budget and Own Resources.


Press release - COVID-19 crisis: deal to speed up delivery of €8bn in aid to farmers

Parliament and Council reached a provisional deal on Tuesday on an EU recovery package for farmers, food producers and rural areas that should boost their resilience.
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development


Press release - Press Conference by the EP's negotiating team on the MFF and Own Resources

The EP's negotiating team will brief journalists today at 15:30 on the outcome of a possibly final round of talks with Council on the EU long-term budget and Own Resources.


Press release - COVID-19: first go-ahead given to the new Recovery and Resilience Facility

On Monday, MEPs adopted the Recovery and Resilience Facility, an instrument designed to help EU countries tackling the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Committee on Budgets
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Press release - Dual use goods: Parliament and EU ministers agree on new EU export rules

A new set of rules for exporting dual use products and technologies, including cyber-surveillance tools, were agreed on Monday.
Committee on International Trade


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