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Riunioni interparlamentari

13th Plenary Session

The 13th EuroLat plenary session debates the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences

The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) held its 13th plenary session on 4 and 5 November 2020 to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, its economic and social consequences and the road to recovery. The pandemic has led to unprecedented economic losses and had a profound negative impact on employment, poverty, education, public health and living conditions in both regions.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the 150 EuroLat members met for the first time in the history of EuroLat remotely. The Co-Presidents of the EuroLat Assembly, Javi López MEP, President of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly, and Jorge Pizarro, President of the Latin American Parliament, co-chaired the plenary meeting, which was held over two days with two hours of plenary debate per day. The successful development of the Plenary, held 11 months after the 12th Plenary Session in Panama in December 2019, has ensured the normal functioning of the Assembly despite the pandemic.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell addressed participants through a video message, in which he reaffirmed the EU's commitment to Latin America. He pledged to work to strengthen and revitalise the EU-LAC strategic partnership and suggested holding a bi-regional summit in 2021.

12th Plenary Session

EuroLat: 12th Plenary Session in Panama EuroLat: 12th Plenary Session in Panama
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The 12th EuroLat Plenary Session took place between 12 and 13 December 2019 at the premises of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) in Panama City under Co-Presidents Deputy Jorge Pizarro (President of the Latin American Parliament) and MEP Javi López.

A resolution was adopted on:
  • Regulating lobbying activities in the EU and LAC
A summary of Inter-parliamentary meetings held during the European Parliament's 8th term (2014-2019) can be found in the delegation's archives.