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