The special plenary session saw 687 deputies overwhelmingly approve a set of urgent measures which aim to boost European and global efforts to help combat the spread of Coronavirus.
An EU General Affairs Council meeting today is likely to give the go ahead - a decision that has been long awaited in the region.
With millions of workers across Europe now confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an expert has offered advice to the challenges facing many companies.
The EU must come together, support each other and take concerted action to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak, writes Luca Jahier.
The launch of the Europe-wide Conference, which aims to kickstart debate about the future of Europe, is looking increasingly unlikely amid the escalating Coronavirus crisis.
Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our Movers and Shakers column.
The Coronavirus has exposed how brittle Europe is and the national protectionisms and politics of ‘sauve qui peut’ may last long after the medical threat has receded, writes Denis MacShane.
The EU’s fight against cancer must never stand still, argues Brando Benifei.
Any new EU cancer plan must take steps to address the growing problem of medicines shortages through measures to secure manufacture within Europe, says Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé.
Parliament’s new Special Committee will help ensure that the fight against cancer remains a top priority for the EU, explains Peter Liese.
The Water Framework Directive is a well-designed piece of legislation. However, without proper implementation it will remain ineffective in delivering water protection, writes Grace O’Sullivan.
It’s time we adapted our water management to the challenges we face – that includes tapping the potential in water, says Pernille Weiss.
Keeping Europe’s workers safe and healthy is the key to success in the digital age, explains Christa Sedlatschek.
Axel Eggert explains why a ‘Green Deal on steel’ could be the flagship policy for the EU’s climate strategy.
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl explains how Europe can boost the number of its digital unicorn companies.
Atidzhe Alieva-Veli (BG, RE) is a vice-chair of Parliament’s delegation to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
We are working to strengthen health innovation in Europe and to create an environment where fresh thinking in healthcare can thrive, says Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO of EIT Health.
Former Swedish TV personality and one of the few black deputies in parliament, Alice Kuhnke, tells Rajnish Singh that she wants the EU to do more to tackle violence against women, racism and to show solidarity with Greece in finding a solution to the refugee crisis.
LNG is set to play a pivotal role in the European Green Deal by making a strong contribution to the energy transition through diversifying supplies, delivering flexibility, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.
Digital technologies can help boost Europe’s competitiveness and economic growth, but only if it invests now. Martin Banks reports on this year’s Masters of Digital conference.
Stronger EU-wide collaboration is crucial to overcoming barriers in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, reports Brian Johnson.
The new Space Programme might not yet allow us to reach the moon, but it will be the key tool for the EU economy in the coming years, writes Massimiliano Salini.
EU money is taxpayers’ money, and the CONT Committee ensures that it is spent correctly, efficiently and in a purposeful way, explains Monika Hohlmeier.
Britain’s exit from the EU should generate a discussion over the Union’s potential new own resources, suggests Johan van Overtveldt
Josianne Cutajar (MT, S&D) is a member of Parliament’s ITRE committee
Susana Solís Pérez (ES, RE) is a member of Parliament’s REGI Committee
Liesje Schreinemacher (NL, RE) is a member of Parliament’s INTA and JURI committees.
The relationship between weather forecasting and flood prediction is set to become stronger as both activities increasingly rely on an Earth system approach, says Florian Pappenberger, Director of Forecasts at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
Attracting international acclaim for his investments in environmental protection, Ali Bongo Ondimba is regarded as one of Central Africa’s most reforming leaders. In an exclusive interview, the Gabonese President explains to Marie Hourtoule why he is so strongly committed to the continent’s peace and development.
While the European Green Deal may prove to be the defining strategy of this legislature, it will need to built on a sustainable industrial policy, says Simona Bonafè.