This week the European Parliament will discuss and vote on a resolution on coordinated EU action to combat the pandemic and its consequences, along with other urgent measures. The aim is to ensure the best possible actions are taken and highlight the funds that are needed to ensure the maximum possible resources are available to member states.
This was stated by the President of the European Parliament Davide Sassoli during the opening of the European Parliament’s plenary session in Brussels.
This plenary session was the second to be held remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
European Parliament President Davide Sassoli said that right now healthcare professionals are at the forefront of the fight against this virus and they deserve all our support, admiration and gratitude for the work they are doing and for the generosity they show even in the most difficult circumstances. The humanity of our citizens is our greatest asset, said Sassoli.
He said that the European Parliament is providing shelter for 100 vulnerable women in Brussels. While in Strasbourg and Luxembourg they have given the authorities the ability to use Parliament’s premises for emergency-related activities.
It has also opened its kitchens to prepare up to 1000 meals a day for homeless people and volunteers.
Davide Sassoli concluded his speech by saying that it is especially important to keep democracies alive and for authorities to listen to citizens during this period.
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