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Tracing apps: MEPs assess privacy challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

European Parliament
05.06.2020 / 14:46

Legitimate public health measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus need to be balanced against the right to privacy and personal data, say MEPs.

 

Members of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held a debate on Friday with invited experts on the widespread use of...

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MEPs debate human rights situation in the US after the death of George Floyd

European parliament
05.06.2020 / 14:05

Members of the EP’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held a debate on Friday with invited experts on the human rights situation in the United States after the death of George Floyd.

 

You can watch the debate in full again here:...

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The European Parliament - The week ahead 08 - 14 June 2020

European Parliament
05.06.2020 / 12:43

Committee and political groups meetings, Brussels

European Central Bank/Lagarde. ECB President Christine Lagarde will discuss with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee the ECB’s response to the COVID-19 crisis aimed at supporting EU firms and families. MEPs will have the opportunity to...

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Returning to free movement across borders is of utmost importance

European Parliament
05.06.2020 / 08:55

Recovery Plan for Schengen needed urgently

MEPs suggest regional approach may be more proportionate than national border controls

Reform of rules needed to ensure a truly European governance of Schengen

A swift return to a fully functional Schengen area is needed to safeguard freedom of movement...

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Schengen: enlargement of Europe’s border-free area

Map of the Schengen zone
04.06.2020 / 22:07

Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.

Free movement – the right to live, study, work and retire anywhere in the EU – is possibly the most tangible achievement of European integration. With...

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Schengen: what issues affect the border-free zone?

The Schengen zone faces serious challenges ©AP Images/European Union-EP
04.06.2020 / 21:40

Parliament condemned the continuation of internal border checks in the Schengen area in a report adopted on 30 May 2018.

In a report on the functioning of the Schengen zone MEPs warn that the passport-free area is under "enormous pressure". Report author Carlos Coelho, a Portuguese...

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Returning to free movement across borders is of utmost importance

European parliament
04.06.2020 / 21:24

A swift return to a fully functional Schengen area is needed to safeguard freedom of movement and ensure the EU’s economic recovery, says the Civil Liberties Committee.

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs express their concern about the current situation of internal border controls in the Schengen...

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CAP reform must be green, says environment MEPs

European Parliament
04.06.2020 / 15:11

The reformed CAP must be aligned with European Green Deal

Debate on biodiversity with Commisioner Sinkevičius Friday at 11.30

The reformed EU Common Agricultural Policy must reflect the EU’s level of ambition on environment, climate and biodiversity, said MEPs in a debate with Commissioner...

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Human rights in the United States: MEPs to discuss the death of George Floyd

European Parliament
04.06.2020 / 09:29

Members of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights will discuss the human rights situation in the United States after the death of George Floyd, on Friday at 10.15 CET.

 

George Floyd was an African American man who died while being arrested by police officers on the street in the US...

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COVID-19: MEPs call for €300 million EU pledge to the Vaccine Alliance

European Parliament
04.06.2020 / 09:23

Parliament’s Committee on Development is calling for the EU to make an ambitious pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, during the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June.

 

In a letter addressed to the European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen ahead of the...

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