As a difficult year draws to a close, everyone at the European Parliament wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Covid-19 pandemic changed lives: "2020 has been an immensely difficult year for all of us. The pandemic and our response reminded us of the importance of focusing not just on our individual needs but also of putting mutual care and support at the centre, preserving the dignity of people, and the principles of cooperation and solidarity,” said David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament. “These are values which should determine how we think and talk about Europe in the year to come.”
When Europe and the world locked down, the Parliament found new ways of working online and at a distance so that MEPs could approve urgent measures to tackle the pandemic and work on long-term priorities.
Find out more about 10 things the EU is doing to support the economic recovery after Covid-19.
As the EU continues to work to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, it will also focus on key issues such as climate change and a digital future. Find out about some of the key issues coming up during 2021 in our article at the beginning of January.