EP to hold an extraordinary plenary session

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European Parliament will hold an extraordinary plenary session on Thursday 26th March.

On Thursday, Parliament´s President and group leaders approved the proposal of European Parliament President, Davide Sassoli, to convene an extraordinary plenary session on Thursday, 26 March in Brussels.

In a statement, the European Parliament said that the aim of the plenary session is to debate and vote on the first three legislative proposals of the European Commission to tackle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the EU Member States.

During the extraordinary plenary session, the European Parliament will discuss the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative. This initiate which will make available €37 billion of the Cohesion funds to member states to address the consequences of the crisis.

Also, a legislative proposal to extend the scope of the EU Solidarity Fund to cover public health emergencies and a proposal to stop the so-called “ghost flights” caused by the coronavirus outbreak will be on the agenda.

The extraordinary plenary session will replace the session scheduled on the 1st till 2nd of April.

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