MEPs are expected to reiterate their support for a united EU approach to COVID-19 vaccines in a debate with Commission President von der Leyen, on Wednesday at 9.00.
On Tuesday, Parliament will discuss and vote on the Recovery and Resilience Facility, designed to help EU countries tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, MEPs will discuss the link between new media, politics and freedom of speech, following recent developments on both sides of the Atlantic.
EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell will discuss the political turmoil in Russia, including Alexei Navalny’s case and country-wide protests, with MEPs on Tuesday.
Mitigating the pandemic’s economic effects will dominate Monday’s debate as MEPs assess what the ECB can do within its mandate, including exploring novel tools.
MEPs call on the EU to do more to tackle human trafficking and push for the demand and use of victims’ sexual services to be criminalised.
Parliament will debate and vote on the principles and policy needed to achieve a carbon-neutral, sustainable, toxic-free and fully circular economy by 2050.
MEPs will debate and vote on measures to combat inequality and tackle the growing problem of in-work poverty.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the digital skills gap and the need to increase digital education, MEPs are set to stress in a debate.
To support the transport sector, Parliament is set to extend some exemptions for air slot distribution and certificate expiry dates, including for driving licences.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen, and the military coup in Myanmar will be up for a debate on Tuesday. Resolutions will be put to the vote on Thursday.
Parliament will discuss and vote on provisions that help EU companies to access a diverse range of funding and support the post-COVID-19 recovery.
As the pandemic exacerbates gender inequalities, MEPs will evaluate the progress made in women’s rights over the past 25 years and the challenges ahead.
Parliament will assess the state of play of the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, in a debate on Tuesday and a vote on Thursday.
In a debate and vote on Thursday, MEPs are set to voice serious concerns over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant in Belarus.
MEPs are set to call on the Commission and Council presidency to address the negative effects of the pandemic on youth and sports.
In a debate on Tuesday morning, MEPs are likely to condemn the rollback on abortion rights in Poland following the entry into force of the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling.
On Thursday morning, Parliament will hold urgent debates on the following topics regarding human rights, democracy and rule of law; votes will follow later in the day.
Newsletter – 8-11 February 2021 – plenary session. Press Release, European Parliament, Press room , February 9, 2021. Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/agenda/briefing/2021-02-08
Republished by Intell News Romania in English on February 9, 2021