Welcome to e European Parliament's news site, offering materials for journalists as well as content suitable for everyone. Access to page content e Covid-19 pandemic has forced Parliament to limit physical meetings and function remotely, but MEPs continue to approve urgent measures and work on long-term priorities. Stay updated on e European Parliament's upcoming activities wi our weekly agenda dedicated to media professionals. Access to page content (press Enter) 18:00 Video Meeting wi e German Chancellor Ms Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ms Ursula von der Leyen. Conference Of Presidents. No event for. tin Banks is a senior reporter at e Parliament Magazine. 01 Apr . e European Parliament will again hold meetings in Brussels is week. A European Parliament spokesman said at in an effort to reduce e spread of COVID-19 e institution is reducing e need for physical meetings . News Fake European Parliament magazine EP Today filled wi RT content. A website and its social media accounts aimed at members of European Parliament is nearly a copy of Russia's RT, an EU. e committee meetings are open to e members of e public who can actually go ere to listen. e opinions and proposals given by e committees are reviewed in e joint session of e European Parliament. More information on issues currently discussed by e committees. e calendar of e European Parliament. 29, · No media scheduled for Tuesday, 03 ember . e closest scheduled around is date are available in e schedule of Wednesday, 04 ember and ursday, 29 ober .You can also look for specific day by using e calendar feature here above. Following today’s vote on e EU farm policy reform, e Chair of Parliament’s Agriculture Committee and e ree lead MEPs have issued e following statements. e European Parliament 's Press Service has a team of press officers whose job is to help journalists and provide em wi information on work and isions in committees. All European Commission European Council Council Presidency European Parliament Institutions Policy Administrative Affairs Agriculture Budget Competition Consumer Protection Defense & Security Economic & Financial Education & Culture Employment – Social Enlargement Environment Foreign relations Gender Equality Heal Heal – Consumer Human. Parliament ides its annual calendar of work on e basis of a proposal by e Conference of Presidents. e calendar is divided into plenary sittings (part-sessions) and meetings. It comprises: 12 four-day part-sessions in Strasbourg and additional two-day part-sessions in Brussels. is article is brought to you in association wi e European Parliament. e recovery fund is a historic move , but long-term EU priorities such as e Green Deal and e Digital Agenda are put at risk, MEPs say. In a resolution on e conclusions of e extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 y , adopted by [ ]. e Fact Sheets on e EU provide an overview of European integration and of Parliament's contribution to at process. ey present a brief overview of e EU's institutions and policies, and of Parliament's role in eir development. Negotiations on e European Union’s budget for e next seven years, which were set to finish in y, have been postponed once more after e European Parliament walked out late ursday night. We had no o er choice but to interrupt e meeting, e EP’s negotiating team told press after leaving e negotiation room, EURACTIV. 24, · David Sassoli, e parliament’s president, reiterated its demands for an extra €39bn for e EU budget at a summit meeting of e EU’s national leaders and was politely told to get lost. e European Parliament is set to cancel its plenary session in Strasbourg in ober after Belgian au orities designated e Alsatian city as a red zone due to e number of cases of coronavirus, according to ree Parliament officials. e European Parliament (EP) is one of ree legislative branches of e European Union and one of its seven institutions.Toge er wi e Council of e European Union, it adopts European legislation, commonly on e proposal of e European Commission. e Parliament is composed of 705 members (MEPs). It represents e second-largest democratic electorate in e world (after e Parliament. 21, · e EU’s chief negotiator wi e UK government on e subject of Brexit today told e European parliament at a deal is wi in reach . However, on closer examination, it appears from e speech given by Michel Barnier at e gulf between e two sides could be as large as it ever was. e European Parliament on Tuesday canceled plans to return to Strasbourg next week, after e city and its surrounding area were designated as a coronavirus red zone by French au orities. Announcing e ision, European Parliament President David Sassoli noted at holding e session in Strasbourg would have meant Parliament staff having. As e economic crisis worsens, e European Parliament’s unity in EU budget negotiations is cracking. Wi Europe facing a second coronavirus wave and e prospect of fresh lockdowns, a growing number of MEPs — especially socialists from Sou ern EU countries — have quietly abandoned eir reat to wi hold approval for e next seven-year budget unless ere’s significantly more. , · European Parliament President ‘deeply worried’ at prospect of No Deal Brexit David Sassoli was speaking following a meeting wi EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier as e eigh round of talks draw to a close, seemingly wi no sign of progress on issues like state aid, fisheries and e level playing field. 04, · Today’s Movers & Shakers are about: ird vice-chair of Parliament’s CULT Committee elected, ree judges and an advocate-general appointed at e ECJ, several senior appointments in e Committee of Permanent Representatives, Ireland’s new minister for agriculture, e latest Commission, institutional appointments, and much more! European Parliament. 15, · e Covid second wave is hitting Europe, so e European parliament has ided not to up sticks from Brussels and amp to Strasbourg next week. Instead e parliament. e European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share at e MEP lung heal group was formally launched in e ERS advocacy event, ‘Every brea counts – respiratory heal in COVID-19 times’, on 13 ober, at 15:00–16:30 CET.. e MEP lung heal group is an informal platform for policymakers, heal professionals and patients to identify e potential European Union (EU. 23, · e proposal, long advocated by e European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), was included in e Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform adopted by e Parliament today. is is an historic moment for our industry, for our farmers, for a green future and for all Europeans, said EIHA President Daniel Kruse. 15, · 1 of 2 FILE - In is Tuesday, 12, file photo, people wait in line to be tested for e COVID-19 outside e European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. European lawmakers won’t. e German EU presidency, representing e council of member states, and parliament negotiators have been meeting to fine tune e agreement, but key differences persist. e parliament argued it was quick to come up wi its own position on e main issues by e end of ust, while member states have been slow to hammer out eir own stance. European Council President Charles Michel announced last mon he was self-isolating due to contact wi someone who tested positive for COVID-19, which resulted in a delay of a t. 24 two-day. 15, · 1 of 12 Dutch Prime Minister k Rutte, left, greets Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right, wi an elbow bump during a round table meeting at an EU summit at e European . Voters across e European Union are preparing to go to e polls at e end of for e European Parliament election. Turnout has been on a downd trend ever since e first ballot. e Conference on e Future of Europe is a proposal of e European Commission and e European Parliament, announced in e end of , wi e aim of looking at e medium to long term future of e EU and what reforms should be made to its policies and institutions.It is intended at e Conference should involve citizens, including a significant role for young people, civil society. Today's vote represents a victory for democracy, said Siada El Ramly, head of EDiMA, a lobby representing Google, Facebook and o er US tech giants. Members of European Parliament meeting in e eastern French city of Strasbourg voted 318 against e measure, 278 in favour, wi 31 abstentions. 08, · e European Parliament has expressed serious concern on e situation regarding arrested Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, who was arrested in under e Digital Security Act (DSA). e parliament, comprising elected members from 27 member states, also emphasized amending e controversial DSA and enacting new law to protect. , · e European Parliament voted in ember on whe er to ban fracking entirely. But at vote, part of a broader resolution on fracking, was rejected by 391 votes to 262, wi 37 abstentions. ANKARA: European pressure is piling up on Turkey ahead of a meeting next week about e country’s activities in e eastern Mediterranean, wi e European Parliament urging e immediate end. 22, · Today’s Paper. Advertisement a prominent German member of e European Parliament, put it bluntly. ere will be feel-good meetings and statements about multilateralism, less. 22, · First of all, let’s be clear at is Green Deal came from mobilization in e streets. Before e you movement appeared, ere was very little talk about e climate at e European Parliament. Leaders have certainly been ae of e problem since e 1980s. But today, anks to e mobilizations, ey have to take a position. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will meet European Parliament leaders in Brussels on Wednesday to seek a way for Scotland to remain in e European Union. 04, · e parliament must be consulted but cannot block e nomination. In ey voted against e appointment of Yves Mersch to e ECB’s top . 08, · e president of e European Parliament, David Sassoli, announced on ursday he would self-isolate after contact wi a Covid-19 infected person. I was recently in contact wi a member of my staff who today tested positive for Covid-19, Sassoli tweeted. In accordance wi e rules, I. 21, · In e, Irish MEP Luke Flanagan spoke at a European Parliament meeting via video link, not wearing pants. Photo: Irish Mirror A Brazilian minister on e call says: ere is . 28, · In an article in magazine e Parliament , members of e European Parliament, including vice-chairs and members of e board of e European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (EP-WGAS) commented on e 75 anniversary of e liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Feb 27, · e chair of e European Parliament's trade committee is ning at obstacles like steel and aluminum duties and Trump administration's auto tariff reats must be . 07, · e European Parliament has voted to raise e EU’s emissions reduction target for 2030 from 40 to 60, higher an e European Commission’s proposed 55. 13, 1976 · STRASBOURG, France, ch l2— e nine‐member European Parliament called today on Common ket heads of government to make sure at e first European elections take place by 1978. 15, · European lawmakers won't be returning to e French city of Strasbourg for next week's plenary session because of e COVID-19 resurgence in France, e European Parliament . e powers of e European Parliament, which originally was only a consultative body, have increased in some areas as integration has proceeded. For example, e Parliament gained veto power in most areas relating to economic integration and budgetary policy. Wi e entry into force of e Lisbon Treaty in 2009, e Parliament assumed fur er legislative powers. 1 day ago · Mr Barnier will address e European parliament today will an update. Ed Sou gate Today, 13:40. BREXIT COULD TRIGGER NOR ERN IRELAND PROTESTS, MPS TOLD. 23 hours ago · Concluding a regular meeting, e BoE is also likely to revise down central bank forecasts for UK economic grow amid deadlock over Britain's post-Brexit trade agreement wi e European . Operation Gladio is e codename for clandestine stay-behind operations of armed resistance at was planned by e Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential saw Pact invasion and conquest of Europe. Al ough Gladio specifically refers to e Italian branch of e NATO stay-behind organizations, Operation Gladio is used as an informal name for all of em.