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Coronavirus outbreak: impact on social life

Event date: 07/05/2020

Coronavirus outbreak: impact on social life

The Parliament is committed to helping EU countries deal with the coronavirus (Covid-19) and address the social impact of the outbreak.

Alleviating the human effects of the crisis is paramount, but repercussions are being felt across many sectors. European Union institutions are unanimous in calling for solidarity among Member States, and for Europe to offer support, within its remit, to its Member States in their response to the common challenge. The EU proposes measures to: support people so that income and jobs are not affected disproportionally and to avoid permanent effects of the crisis, a fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived will continue to provide assistance where it is most needed.

News history

In Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), Members vote on the Vote on The impact of Covid-19 measures on democracy, fundamental rights and rule of law, in the European Parliament Brussels.

MEPs debate employment losses in the EU and ways to foster economic and social recovery from COVID-19

During the plenary session (17-19 June 2020) in Brussels, MEPs discuss the European protection of cross-border and seasonal workers in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

During the plenary session (17-19 June 2020) in Brussels, MEPs discuss how to tackle Covid-19 disinformation and the impact on freedom of expression