Find out what the EU is doing to help Europe get back on its feet following the devastating economic effects brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU is preparing massive investments to support people and businesses as Europe battles a deep economic recession due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The recovery fund is a “historic move”, but long-term EU priorities such as the Green Deal and the Digital Agenda are put at risk, MEPs say.
Making it through the crisis together
After months of lockdown, travel and tourism have slowly restarted. Discover what the EU recommends to ensure safe journeys.
Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more on how the EU is protecting businesses, workers and passengers.
David Sassoli told EU leaders recovery plans must meet ambitions and warned against taking Parliament’s consent on the new EU budget for granted.
The EU is taking many measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and its impact. Check out our timeline for a clear picture by theme.
The EU will provide additional financial support to member states to protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
To ensure that the most vulnerable continue to get the help they need, Parliament has adopted changes to the rules on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived.
From donating ventilators to taking in critical patients, EU countries are doing their best to help each other in the corona crisis.
EU countries are relaxing Covid-induced border controls. Parliament wants a coordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible.
The EU should secure adequate funding to push through its recovery plans and emerge stronger from the Covid-19 crisis, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 8 July.
The culture sector is suffering because of lockdown measures introduced across the EU to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
As Europe tries to contain the Covid-19 crisis, preserving democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights remains crucial, according to MEPs
The proposed EU recovery package to tackle the profound economic recession caused by Covid-19 aims to create a sustainable future.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also affected the 170,000 young people involved in Erasmus+ or the European Solidarity Corps. Find out how the EU is helping them.
Phone apps could play a part in the fight against Covid-19, but raise privacy and data protection issues. Discover what the EU is doing.
MEPs called on 15 May for a €2 trillion fund, built into the EU’s next long-term budget, which puts Europeans at the heart of the Covid-19 recovery.
In a resolution on the post-2020 EU budget revision and economic recovery plans, MEPs demand a robust package, focused on citizens’ needs and building on the EU budget.
Europeans expect the EU and governments to act decisively to pave a way out of the crisis and build a more resilient Europe, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 16 April.
Coronavirus in Africa could be devastating, which is why Europe’s response should go beyond our borders, said development committee chair Tomas Tobé.
Focussing on future generations, Commission President von der Leyen discussed the €750 billion recovery instrument within a revamped long-term EU budget in plenary.
New EU programme EU4Health aims to strengthen Europe’s health systems to respond better to future major cross-border crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parliament President David Sassoli urged EU leaders to take action on Europe’s recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
The EU is stepping up action to tackle harmful disinformation surrounding the coronavirus, while respecting the freedom of expression.
Measures against Covid-19 are needed, but their impact on privacy and freedom must be proportionate and temporary, said Maria Arena, the chair of the human rights subcommittee.
The EU has approved emergency measures to help farmers and fishermen affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Youth unemployment remains a key concern in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Find out more about an EU initiative to help young people find work.
Find out why there is a shortage of medicines, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and how Parliament wants to improve the situation.
EU response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Parliament is committed to helping EU countries deal with the coronavirus and address the socio-economic impact of the outbreak.
The European Parliament is mobilising additional funds to help the EU countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
MEPs want to see a massive recovery package to support the European economy after the COVID-19 crisis, including recovery bonds guaranteed by the EU budget.
MEPs voted in favour of making €37 billion from EU structural funds available to EU countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis during the plenary session on 26 March.
As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is supporting efforts to develop vaccines and effective treatments as soon as possible.
Flight cancelled due to Covid-19? Don’t wish or not allowed to travel? Find out about your passenger rights in the EU in these exceptional times.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Parliament to limit physical meetings and function remotely, but MEPs are still able to approve urgent EU measures to fight the pandemic.
Europe’s economies can only be relaunched by member states acting together, Parliament President David Sassoli warned EU leaders.
The coronavirus crisis leaves EU companies vulnerable to subsidised foreign competitors. Fair competition rules should apply to everyone, insist MEPs.
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The Covid-19 crisis has hit the media sector hard at a time when it plays a crucial role in providing accurate information and countering disinformation about the pandemic.
Parliament has adopted new measures mobilising €3 billion of targeted support for health care systems in EU regions that have been hit the hardest by the corona crisis.
More tests, help for doctors and nurses to care for the sick: Parliament approved €3.08 billion in EU aid on Friday.
The situation of refugees in Greece calls for a concerted EU response to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak, according to MEPs on the civil liberties committee.
The EU must take the lead in relaunching the European economy in the wake of the corona crisis, Parliament President David Sassoli told EU leaders on 26 March.
As part of the EU’s joint response to the COVID-19 outbreak, MEPs almost unanimously adopted three urgent proposals in an extraordinary plenary session, on Thursday.
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Cybercrime has rocketed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as many try to exploit people’s fears. Below are tips on how to protect yourself.
As some online vendors exploit fears around the coronavirus outbreak to peddle fake cures or hike prices, the EU is taking action.