MEPs meet in person in Strasbourg for first time more than a year

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Members of European Parliament will meet in Strasbourg, for their first in person plenary session after more than a year in France, on 7-10 June. Previous attempt to bring back EU lawmakers to the French city in September 2020 was cancelled a week before as COVID-19 cases were rising in France.

Among the topics of MEPs session will be the latest deterioration of EU-Belarus. MEPs are set to give final approval to the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate, to facilitate intra-EU travel during the pandemic and contribute to the economic recovery. They will also push for better job prospects for people with autism. MEPs will vote on whether the EU should ask the World Trade Organisation to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines. They will also debate the new 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and are expected to call for better protection of the EU’s land and sea areas in a vote on Tuesday. MEPs will ask the Council and the Commission for details on plans to apply new rule of law conditionality rules to protect the EU budget.

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