EP votes on Commission’s new measures on 16 and 17 April

Parliament has provided the Brussels authorities with part of EP building for patient care

Photo: EP David Sassoli.

Political group leaders decided on Thursday on holding an extraordinary plenary session of the European Parliament on 16 and 17 April, as to vote on the new measures from the Commission to tackle COVID-19.

MEPs will discuss and debate, and we will update our position on how to deal with the catastrophe. Democracy will continue, said EP President David Sassoli following meeting.

“Our message is clear: democracy continues to function. All parliamentary bodies are continuing to work to tackle the COVID-19 emergency. We have ensured that MEPs are still able to meet remotely, participate in debates, propose amendments, and vote.”

Speaking about how Europe is reacting and showing the strength of the joint action in response of the pandemic, President Sassoli said that Parliament has provided the Brussels authorities with part of EP building to be used for patient care, as well as a fleet of 100 vehicles. We are ready to do the same with our Luxembourg and Strasbourg offices, if they need it, he added concluding with: "We are Europe, our strength is our solidarity."

 

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