The coronavirus crisis and the possibility of recovery from the pandemic will be discussed this week between MEPs and members of national parliaments, while European Parliament committees will discuss ways to boost vaccine production against Covid-19 and vote on European Union strategy for tourism.
Cooperation between Parliaments
MEPs and MEPs, candidate countries and observer states are discussing the big issue of the next day of the pandemic and the economic, budgetary and social challenges of the recovery on Monday.
Misinformation and social media
On the same day, MEPs of the Special Committee on External Interventions are discussing, with Commissioner Thierry Breton and representatives of NATO, measures to address misinformation and foreign interference, including the possible adoption of a regulation on social media,
At the February plenary session, MEPs called on the EU. intensify its efforts to regulate social media, while protecting freedom of expression.
The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) will vote on Tuesday on a report on the modernization of European data legislation, in order to support European innovation and at the same time ensure data protection.
Sustainable tourism and maritime transport
Tourism is one of the areas most affected by the pandemic. On Wednesday, the Transport Committee will vote on a report urging action to make tourism more sustainable in the long run.
The next day, the Commission votes on measures for more efficient and clean maritime transport.
On Wednesday, the Education Committee will vote on proposals for digital education to ensure that education in the EU is adapted to pandemic conditions, recovery, digital and green transition.
On Thursday, the European Parliament's Health and Research Committees will discuss ways to boost coronavirus vaccine production and improve their distribution, with representatives from the pharmaceutical industry. The day before, the Trade Committee will discuss measures regarding the transparency and approval of vaccine exports.