Coming up: budget 2021, Covid-19 measures, Gender Equality Week
This week MEPs will decide on their priorities for the 2021 budget, consider how the pandemic has affected fundamental values and hold the first European Gender Equality Week.
Covid-19, rule of law and recovery
The following day, Parliament’s budgets and economic affairs committees will vote to strengthen the InvestEU programme. This fund for 2021-2027 aims to ensure private investment for medium- and long-term priorities such as the digital transition and the Green Deal but needs to be reinforced to cope with the economic impact of Covid-19.
The budgets committee will vote on Wednesday on Parliament’s priorities for the 2021 budget. Parliament has already said it wants more funding for young people, researchers, health workers, entrepreneurs, transport infrastructure and security.
Right to repair
In an effort to promote a culture of reuse, Parliament’s consumer protection committee is expected to call on Monday for a “right to repair” for consumers. MEPs want to facilitate systematic and affordable repairs, encourage repair over replacement, and create a more sustainable single market for consumers and businesses.
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Parliament wants to grant EU consumers a “right to repair”27/11/2020 10:38:00
Parliament wants to boost sustainability by promoting reuse and repairs and by tackling practices that shorten the lifespan of products.
Steps to improve EU democracy ahead of 2024 elections27/11/2020 09:25:00
Parliament aims to enhance democracy and enable full participation in the European political space, based on lessons from the 2019 European elections.
MEPs set out blueprint for a new Industrial strategy27/11/2020 08:20:00
Parliament advocates a shift in the EU’s approach to industrial policy, to help businesses cope with the crisis and face the digital and environmental twin transitions.
Streamlining public procurement within the EU for more efficient public spending26/11/2020 16:43:00
The Council yesterday adopted a set of conclusions centred on how efficient public procurement rules and practices, combined with increased public spending, can accelerate the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and lead to a sustainable and more resilient EU economy.
Orange the World: NO to violence against women26/11/2020 15:25:00
The European Parliament is again joining the UN's Orange the World campaign to combat violence against women.
MEPs call on EU leaders to end MFF deadlock without giving in on rule of law26/11/2020 14:33:00
EP group leaders and the Commission advise Hungary and Poland to take the EU to Court on rule of law, instead of penalising EU citizens by blocking the budget.
Affordable, accessible and safe medicines for all: the Commission presents a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe26/11/2020 13:25:00
The Commission yesterday adopted a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure patients have access to innovative and affordable medicines and to support the competitiveness, innovative capacity and sustainability of the EU's pharmaceutical industry.
Successful third issuance of EU SURE bonds by the European Commission26/11/2020 12:38:00
The European Commission has issued a €8.5 billion social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work.
Coronavirus: Commission approves contract with Moderna to ensure access to a potential vaccine26/11/2020 11:33:00
The European Commission yesterday approved a sixth contract under the EU Vaccines Strategy, this time with the pharmaceutical company Moderna.