MEPs called for safety rules for driverless cars during this year's first plenary session. They also urged the UK to clarify its Brexit position and backed a new investment fund.
To tackle unemployment and poverty in the EU, in a resolution adopted on Wednesday Parliament proposed increasing funding for the European Social Fund+ by approximately 19%. Members want particular focus placed on youth employment and children.
In light of the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and Africa, MEPs addressed the stalemate in the reform of the EU asylum and migration policy during a debate on Tuesday. Parliament is pushing for a fairer, more effective European asylum policy.
To improve assistance for workers dismissed due to globalisation and technological or environmental changes, MEPs voted in favour of plans to transform the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund into the European Fund for Transition and to extend its scope.
Parliament adopted its position on InvestEU, a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance from 2021 to 2027.
MEPs also backed plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure for pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable.