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COVID-19 vaccination: MEPs call for EU and global solidarity
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen defended the EU's choice to order vaccines collectively but acknowledged "we are still not where we want to be in the...
European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resiliency Facility
The European Parliament has given the go-ahead to the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the biggest building block of the €750 billion Next Generation EU...
Aviation, tourism industries depend on cooperation among member state, MEP says
Maltese MEP Josianne Cutajar says that she has not yet made up her mind as to the possible viablity of an EU-wide COVID passport for citizens who have been vaccinated, but...
Engerer laments lack of transparency as Commission ‘discloses’ COVID-19 vaccine contracts
Cyrus Engerer says that the European Commission and European Parliament have both missed out on good opportunities to increase transparency despite calls for greater accountability
Alfred Sant says EU security and defence policy text ignores Malta's constitutional neutrality
MEP Alfred Sant abstains on EU security and defence policy 'as it may imply support of further militarisation of Europe'
MEPs recommend carbon levy on EU imports to help raise global climate ambition
MEPs said that the EU needs a carbon border adjustment mechanism with the sole aim of pursuing climate objectives and a global level playing field


MEPs call for fact-based approach to EU vaccines rollout to avoid disinformation

Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee has urged EU countries to be transparent about their COVID-19 supplies

Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food...

Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba launches European Medicinal Cannabis Alliance

The alliance will focus on patients' rights and harmonisation of EU legislation on medicinal cannabis

The alliance will focus on patients' rights and...

More than 12 million EU citizens vaccinated for COVID-19, EU health chief says

The Eureopan Commission's Director-General for Health says the EU does not need to envy the US' or Israel COVID-19 vaccine rollout, having already...

The Eureopan Commission's Director-General for Health...

Sant: European countries must revaluate national housing policies

There are 80 million people in the EU overburdened by housing costs and around...

There are 80 million people in the EU overburdened by...

Cyrus Engerer calls for better environment policies, highlights significance towards better mental health

MEP Cyrus Engerer calls on European authorities to better safeguard access to nature and biodiversity

MEP Cyrus Engerer calls on European authorities to better...

ECB should explore ways of strengthening euro's international role - MEPs

MEPs have called for an urgent re-evaluation of systemic risk in the financial sector following the pandemic, particularly since the speed and scale of the...

MEPs have called for an urgent re-evaluation of systemic...

MEPs call for a gender- and victim-centred approach to human trafficking

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality committees have urged the European Commission to publish a...

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties and...

[WATCH] Is Big Tech too powerful? Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba takes on digital market

How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU legislation prevent manipulation and polarization on social media platforms? Welcome to a...

How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU...

EU should set 2030 targets for materials use and consumption footprint, MEPs say

The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has called for science-based binding 2030 EU targets for materials...

The European Parliament's Committee on Environment,...

European Parliament President warns of return of ‘demon of antisemitism’

David Sassoli has warned that the lessons of history are being forgotten, as the world marks Holocaust Remebrance Day, 76 years since the Auschwitz Nazi...

David Sassoli has warned that the lessons of history are...

Labour MEP Josianne Cutajar meets Vestager over EU strategy for SMEs

MEP Josianne Cutajar steps up the effort towards Europe’s implementation...

MEP Josianne Cutajar steps up the effort towards...

Bosses will have to answer for discriminatory actions against employees who ‘disconnect after work’

Reverse burden of proof means employers have to answer for accusation by employees who feel discriminated against when they are punished for refusing to work...

Reverse burden of proof means employers have to answer for...

Sant votes against report on Europe-wide minimum tax rates

Labour MEP says he will not support “disproportionate proposals for tax...

Labour MEP says he will not support “disproportionate...

Human rights and COVID-19: MEPs denounce measures taken by authoritarian regimes

Several authoritarian regimes have used the pandemic to justify exacerbated measures aimed at weakening democratic principles and fundamental freedoms

Several authoritarian regimes have used the pandemic to...