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Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine: EU agrees new sectoral measures targeting Belarus and Russia

Following up on the restrictive measures adopted on 2 March in response to the involvement of Belarus in the unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine, and in view of the continued gravity of the situation, the Council today adopted additional sectoral measures targeting the Belarusian financial sector. With these additional sectoral sanctions, we are […]

War in Ukraine: MEPs outline their vision for Europe’s future security

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, MEPs call for more EU defence efforts and further steps to cut Europe’s energy dependence on the Kremlin. On Wednesday morning, MEPs debated Europe’s role in a changing world and the continent’s security situation in the wake of the Russian aggression against Ukraine with Estonian Prime Minister […]

Oksana Zabuzhko: ‘Ukrainians are fighting to free Europe from the spectre of totalitarianism’

On International Women’s Day, Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko addressed the European Parliament on the plight of her fellow citizens under attack by Russia. Before Oksana Zabuzhko’s formal address in the Strasbourg hemicycle today at noon, EP President Metsola declared: ‘‘On this day, the word celebration is not really a word we could use. In Ukraine, […]

Russian aggression in Ukraine: MEPs praise exceptional solidarity with refugees

Ylva Johansson Commissioner for Home Affairs

As more than two million refugees flee war in Ukraine, mostly towards the EU, member states will have to continue showing solidarity, MEPs said on Tuesday. In a plenary debate with Brigitte Klinkert, French Minister Delegate for Economic Inclusion, on behalf of the Council, and Commissioner Ylva Johansson, MEPs highlighted the dramatic humanitarian and refugee […]

Healthcare and digital transition merit more cohesion funds, say MEPs

Rapporteur Cristina Maestre Martín De Almagro (S&D, ES) & Rapporteur Tomislav Sokol (EPP, HR)

Use cohesion funds better to reduce health inequalities Set-up specialised centres of excellence for specific diseases to enhance cross-border cooperation Invest in upskilling and education to overcome digital divide MEPs suggest to target cohesion funds to overcome disparities between EU regions, such as rural areas, in the access to healthcare and e-services. European Parliament adopted […]

Fight against racism: end segregation in schools and halt xenophobia in media

La rapporteure Salima Yenbou (Verts/ALE, FR)

Media outlets promoting hate speech and xenophobia must not receive EU and national funding Revise education curricula to combat discriminatory stereotypes EU guidelines needed to combat racism in sports; member states should impose effective penalties MEPs ask for public policies on culture, media, education and sports to be used to uproot structural racism and promote […]

REPowerEU: European Parliament Energy committee Chair reacts to new proposals

Industry, Research and Energy Committee Chair Cristian Buşoi (EPP, RO)

Industry, Research and Energy Committee Chair Cristian Buşoi (EPP, RO) welcomed the new package of measures tabled by the European Commission on Tuesday. “The ITRE Committee backs the initiative to make Europe independent from Russian gas. We need to get rid of suppliers that finance Putin’s war in Ukraine, and we need to do it […]

Civil society: Parliament calls for EU rules and strategy to counter threats

Rapporteur Anna Júlia Donáth (Renew, HU)

Call for a comprehensive civil society strategy, and a European civic space index Civil society organisations need fair rules and financing across the EU EU countries obliged to provide an environment free from threats and attacks MEPs adopted proposals to recognise the crucial role of civil society for democracy, calling for a Commission strategy and […]

Czech perspective on Artificial Intelligence and its role in modern society

Mr Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

Artificial intelligence in our daily lives Modern technologies are progressively becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. Although we are often unaware of it, many devices or virtual services are now powered by the key emerging technology of artificial intelligence (AI). For example, we can find AI in various mobile phone applications, smart TVs, […]

Extraordinary debate at the European Parliament on Russian aggression against Ukraine

Remarks by President Charles Michel

Remarks by President Charles Michel at the extraordinary debate at the European Parliament on Russian aggression against Ukraine Les mots que vous avez exprimés transpercent nos âmes et nos cœurs et nous font mesurer la gravité et le sérieux du moment. Nous font mesurer la gravité et le sérieux de l’enjeu, la gravité et le […]