Tag: European Parliament

Four Maltese MEPs chosen for EP committees

The committees will be focusing on taxation, artificial intelligence, foreign interference, cancer and animal transportation.

MEPs insist on swift reopening of EU internal borders

MEPs are calling for a swift reopening of the EU’s internal borders and return to a fully functional Schengen area, expressing their concern about remaining internal border controls and their impact on people and businesses.

EU to ease rules to encourage banks to lend to...

The MEPs agreed on specific temporary changes to the CRR, which will have to be coherently applied in the EU with the aim of striking a balance between a robust and stable banking system and securing much-needed credit for the EU economy.

MEPs to discuss the Mediterranean migration route to Europe

Civil Liberties MEPs will hear about the conditions that thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya are facing, often in locked camps and lacking the most basic provisions. The discussions are to be held with the European Commission, Frontex, UNHCR, the Council of Europe and with the NGOs.

EP to vote on a €3 billion emergency support for national...

The European Parliament is voting on new measures to mobilise €3 billion of targeted support for health care systems in EU regions that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus.

EU approves €48 million for Malta and eliminates ghost flights

The EU has also temporarily suspended the airport slots regulation to eliminate ghost flights.

MEPs demand a unified EU response in fight against coronavirus

Lead MEPs from all political groups gathered in a special session in the Brussels chamber on Thursday while others followed the debate from home. 687 MEPs participated in the first vote to approve the urgency procedure.

Sassoli: Democracy cannot be suspended in face of COVID-19

The European Parliament (EP) met on Thursday to vote on urgent EU measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The decisions include support for health care systems and financial assistance for the member states most effected by the current crisis.

EP to hold an extraordinary plenary session

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.

“Nature does not bargain” – Thunberg to MEPs

Addressing MEPs, Thunberg insists: “In November 2019, you said that climate change was an existential threat. Now you must prove that you mean it.”