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Russia: MEPs deplore military build-up, attack in Czechia and jailing of Navalny

April 29, 2021 – Parliament is deeply concerned by the recent Russian military build-up on Ukraine border and revelations of Russian agents behind explosions in Czechia. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs confirmed how deeply worried they are about Russian military posturing close to the country’s border with Ukraine as well as in illegally […]

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Sassoli: We will work with President Biden for democracy and the common good

“Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration. This new administration marks the beginning of a new era for transatlantic relations. The world needs a strong relationship between Europe and the United States. “Working together, we can better tackle the challenges that we are faced with: the fight against climate change and […]

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Sassoli: The European Parliament rejects the results of last elections and will continue to support the people of Belarus

September 21, 2020 – “I welcomed today Mrs Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the European Parliament. I am very happy to see that she is doing well.  Unfortunately, there are thousands of Belarusians still in detention, many of whom have been tortured in their own country. For 45 days people have demonstrated on the streets demanding their […]

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COVID-19: MEPs want safe vaccines, full transparency and liability for companies

September 7, 2020 – Members of the Public Health Committee quizzed the Commission on efforts to develop, authorise and make safe COVID-19 vaccines available to European citizens. The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety today debated the EU vaccines strategy, including the state of play on the Vaccines Advance Purchase Agreements, with Sandra […]

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European Parliament kitchens to produce 1000 meals a day for health workers and those in need

April 8, 2020 – The European Parliament President outlines measures to help support the communities where parliament works In a video message, European Parliament President David Sassoli today outlined measures Parliament is taking to support health workers and those in need in Brussels. The President said: “Showing concrete solidarity with citizens. This is the line […]

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Brexit: recent UK proposals do not offer the safeguards the EU and Ireland need – EU Parliament says

October 3, 2019 – On Wednesday 2/10, Michel Barnier debriefed the Members of EP Brexit Steering group on UK government’s latest proposals. Following an exchange of views, the Members agreed on the following statement: “The BSG does not find these last minute proposals of the UK government of 2 October, in their current form, represent […]

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Parliament wants to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey

March 13, 2019 – Following years of severe political and democratic backsliding, the European Parliament recommended suspending EU accession negotiations with Turkey. The European Parliament remains seriously concerned about Turkey’s poor track record in upholding human rights, the rule of law, media freedom and the fight against corruption, as well as its all-powerful presidential system. […]

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Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

December 31, 2018 – Exactly 20 years ago, on 1 January 1999, 11 EU countries launched a common currency, the euro, and introduced a shared monetary policy under the European Central Bank. The historic moment was a milestone on a journey driven by the ambition of ensuring stability and prosperity in Europe. Today, still young, […]

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Organic food: new rules for EU label agreed

June 28, 2017 – New rules to increase consumer trust in organic foodstuffs and unleash the sector′s potential for growth were informally agreed with Council′ negotiators on Wednesday. To increase consumers’ trust: Strict, risk-based controls along the supply chain that, on Parliament’s insistence, will be on-site and for all operators, at least annually or one […]