The Atomium Prizes

The Fourth edition of the Atomium Prizes for comic strips with prizes totalling €100.000 will be awarded in Brussels tomorrow, 18 September. The winners of the Atomium Prizes, organised as part of the Comic Strip Experience, will be announced on Friday 18 September. The announcement will be made exclusively online this year, due to the…

EP Calls for New Elections In Belarus

MEPs have called for new presidential elections in Belarus and urge the EU to sanction President Lukashenko and the perpetrators behind Alexei Navalny’s poisoning. The situation in BelarusIn a resolution adopted by 574 votes in favour, 37 against with 82 abstentions today (17 September), the European Parliament rejects the official results of the “so-called presidential…

Parliament Tackles Roma Discrimination

Structural anti-gypsyism must end, say MEPs, who demand measures to ensure that the Roma people have equal access to housing, education, healthcare and employment. In a resolution adopted today (17 September) with 545 votes to 96 and 54 abstentions, Parliament stresses that, due to persistent anti-gypsyism, Roma people in Europe suffer the highest rates of…

NextGenerationEU

The European Commission has set out strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS). The Facility is the key recovery instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU which will help the EU emerge stronger and more resilient from the current crisis. The Facility will provide…

Security of Supply for Medicines

The EPP Group says it wants to relieve Europe’s dependence on third countries such as India and China when producing medicines. It wants to make stockpiling of certain medicines in Europe compulsory through a sort of European Emergency Pharmacy. Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé MEP, who drafted a parliamentary report to be voted on today in Parliament, and…

Belarus Coordination Council Nominated for Sakharov Prize

The democratic opposition of Belarus represented by the Coordination Council and number of opposition figures including Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, will be nominated by the EPP Group for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought – the prize which honours those who, like Andrei Sakharov, dedicate their lives to fighting for fundamental and human rights. “The whole…

EP’s Own Resources Decision

MEPs have fast-tracked and voted already during the September plenary session on their legislative opinion on the Own Resources Decision (ORD). This removes an important barrier and speeds up the procedure to implement the key EU law to restart the economy, allowing the Commission to raise €750 billion on the markets for the recovery fund….