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.
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 Parliament is committed to helping EU countries deal with the coronavirus and address the socio-economic impact of the outbreak.
The culture sector is suffering because of lockdown measures introduced across the EU to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
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.
The EU has approved emergency measures to help farmers and fishermen affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
From donating ventilators to taking in critical patients, EU countries are doing their best to help each other in the corona crisis.
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.
Coronavirus in Africa could be devastating, which is why Europe’s response should go beyond our borders, said development committee chair Tomas Tobé.
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.
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.
As Europe tries to contain the Covid-19 crisis, preserving democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights remains crucial, according to MEPs
As the EU looks at how best to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, MEPs say the Green Deal must be at the centre of any reconstruction package.
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.
MEPs want a €2 trillion package to support people and businesses as the EU battles a deep economic recession due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
EU countries are relaxing Covid-induced border controls. Parliament wants a coordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible.
EU response to the coronavirus pandemic
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 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.
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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.