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EU Budget 2021 approved

For next year’s budget, MEPs obtained better support for key EU programmes that create jobs, tackle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and boost climate action.

I’m pleased that we reached a swift agreement in the interest of European citizens in these challenging times. With the top-ups for some of the future-looking programmes agreed in the multi-annual framework just weeks ago, we obtained budget increases for other programmes with proven European added value. These extra investments in, for example, the trans-European […]


EU regions get additional 47.5 billion EUR to tackle local effects of COVID-19

MEPs approved extra aid for EU regions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and health care consequences.

Parliament has approved REACT-EU, a 47.5 billion EUR package to help mitigate the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis across EU regions. The initiative was adopted by 654 votes in favour, 23 against and 17 abstentions. The aid will be made available through the EU Structural Funds, with 37.5 billion EUR assigned for 2021 and […]


LIFE: Deal reached to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects

A provisional deal on the EU programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) to boost EU action in 2021-2027 was agreed with member states.

The rapporteur Nils Torvalds (Renew Europe, FI) said: When we look at what has been achieved by LIFE so far, it is clear that a bigger budget can help us achieve even more in the future. Although I would have preferred an even bigger budget for LIFE, I am very pleased that we have reached a new […]


EU farm policy 2021-2022: MEPs approve transitional rules and €8bn recovery aid

MEPs approved provisions to ensure a smooth transition from the current EU farm policy to the future one and €8 billion in aid for food producers and rural areas.

The new EU law we have approved today is of utmost importance for our farmers as it provides legal certainty and financial aid to help the crisis-stricken food sector recover over the next two years. It is a solid bridge towards future rules, which gives farmers and national administrations sufficient time to prepare for the […]


Renew Europe calls for full transparency on vaccine approvals, requests urgent plenary debate on EU’s vaccination strategy

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) approval of a second Covid vaccine, Moderna

This is another step forward in tackling the pandemic. Renew Europe has strongly defended the reinforcement of the EMA’s role in this, which is vital to combine trust in the science, speed in application and solidarity across all EU member states. President of Renew Europe, Dacian Ciolos, said: The approval of a second vaccine is good news […]


European Commission authorises second safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19

The European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Moderna

This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is endorsed by the Member States. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: We are providing more COVID-19 vaccines for Europeans. With the Moderna vaccine, […]


Commission proposes to purchase up to 300 million additional doses of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine

The European Commission today proposed to the EU Member States to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer, with the option to acquire another 100 million doses.                                         […]


The S&D Group urges the EU Commission and EU Council to facilitate the distribution of a save vaccine to all in a rapid, equal, accessible and affordable manner.

The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown the need to not only strengthen all member states’ healthcare systems

The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown the need to not only strengthen all member states’ healthcare systems, but also to have a better coordinated and solidary European approach that could improve patient safety and bridge national shortcomings. We also call on the EU to do its utmost to help find real solutions for the fast […]


Exclusive Interview with Dario Nardella, President of Eurocities and Mayor of Florence

This week can be a historical week for climate

Introduce EUROCITIES: members, areas of expertise? Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million […]


Nagorno-Karabakh: a preliminary investigation opened by France

To indict the French fighters who left to defend the colors of the Armenian flag and hundreds of border police checks.

  To indict the French fighters who left to defend the colors of the Armenian flag and hundreds of border police checks. Since the start of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia on September 27, 2020, for Azerbaijan to recover Nagorno-Karabakh, after thirty years of fruitless negotiations under the aegis of the Minsk Group and […]