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Monetary Dialogue: the evolving economic outlook and the respective roles of monetary and fiscal policies

Irene TINAGLI, President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), and Christine LAGARDE, President of the European Central Bank

The ECB Governing Council took the latest monetary policy decisions three weeks ago. On October twenty nine. The Governing Council decided to keep its accommodative monetary policies unchanged and indicated the following. In the current environment of risks clearly tilted to the downside, the Governing Council will carefully assess the incoming information, including the dynamics […]


Offshore renewable energy

meeting with Ditte Juul-Joergensen, Director General of DG Energy European Commission (DG ENER)

What is offshore renewable energy? Offshore renewable energy can come from a diversity of abundant, natural and clean sources. The technologies to exploit them are at different stages of development. • Offshore bottom-fixed wind is already advanced, with 12 GW installed today in EU waters. • Floating offshore wind has an installed capacity of 40MW and some Member […]


The EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy

Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission today presents the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of […]


Covid-19: how is the EU doing on health?

Pascal Canfin, chair of Parliament's environment and public health committee, talks about how the EU has managed the health aspects of the coronavirus crisis.

As Europe faces rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, what lessons have been learnt from the first wave? The Covid crisis is an unprecedented challenge for our societies. We know that we will need a vaccine, but we also know that it will take time. We have learnt from the first wave that coordination is key. […]


Budget and recovery: Johan Van Overtveldt’s appeal to the Council of Europe

 With a deal reached on the EU's 2021-2027 budget, recovery funds should get flowing as soon as possible

With a deal reached on the EU’s 2021-2027 budget, recovery funds should get flowing as soon as possible, said budgets committee chair Johan Van Overtveldt. Van Overtveldt (ECR, Belgium) described the agreement reached with the Council on the EU’s long-term budget as “rather successful” and “a positive thing”. However, he explained there are still hurdles to be overcome before the […]


For an European Health Data : Jens Spahn, Stella Kyriakides, & Thierry Breton

The set-up of the European Health Data Space will be an integral part of building a European Health Union

A European Health Data Space for better healthcare, better research and better health policy making. The set-up of the European Health Data Space will be an integral part of building a European Health Union Jens Spahn, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health: Health data is paramount, for health care in general, but especially to fight cross-border health threats […]


2021 European Year of Rail aims to promote sustainable mobility

Environmentally-friendly mode of transport and an important cultural asset in Europe

On Thursday, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional political agreement to make 2021 the European Year of Rail. The European Year of Rail will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport with events, campaigns and initiatives planned throughout 2021. The Year of Rail will endorse the creation of a Single […]


An ambitious EU health programme

Increase funding for the EU4Health Programme from €1.7 billion to €5.1 billion

To close gaps exposed by COVID-19 and ensure that health systems can face future threats to public health, an ambitious EU health programme is needed, say MEPs. On Friday, Parliament adopted its position on the Commission proposal to step up the EU’s action in the health sector significantly, through the so-called “EU4Health Programme” with 615 […]


2021 budget: Supporting the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation

Parliament has set the overall level of the 2021 EU budget at just under €182 billion

The 2021 budget should focus on mitigating the effects of the pandemic and supporting the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation. Next year’s budget – the first of the 2021-2027 financing period – should “promote fair, inclusive and sustainable growth, high-quality job-creation and its long-term goal of socioeconomic convergence”, MEPs state in […]


Ursula van der Leyen: Building a European Health Union

Our aim is to protect the health of all European citizens. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for more coordination in the EU, more resilient health systems, and better preparation for future crises. We are changing the way we address cross-border health threats. Today, we start building a European Health Union, to protect citizens […]