Find out what the EU is doing to help Europe get back on its feet following the devastating economic effects brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU4Health programme aims to strengthen Europe’s health systems to better respond to future major international crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
After months of lockdown, travel and tourism have slowly restarted. Discover what the EU recommends to ensure safe journeys.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Parliament to limit physical meetings and function remotely, but MEPs continue to approve urgent measures and work on long-term priorities.
Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more on how the EU is protecting businesses, workers and passengers.
The EU is strengthening its Civil Protection Mechanism to respond more effectively to emergencies, including medical ones such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU is preparing massive investments to support people and businesses as Europe battles a deep economic recession due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The EU provides additional financial support to member states to protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The EU is taking many measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and its impact. Check out our timeline for a clear picture by theme.
From donating ventilators to taking in critical patients, EU countries are doing their best to help each other in the corona crisis.
Europe should support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on 17 September.
To ensure that the most vulnerable continue to get the help they need, Parliament has adopted changes to the rules on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived.
The culture sector is suffering because of lockdown measures introduced across the EU to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
As Europe tries to contain the Covid-19 crisis, preserving democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights remains crucial, according to MEPs
The EU’s Covid-19 recovery plan aims to lay the foundations for a sustainable and climate-neutral Europe.
David Sassoli told EU leaders recovery plans must meet ambitions and warned against taking Parliament’s consent on the new EU budget for granted.
Learn what the EU is doing to ensure phone apps used to fight Covid-19 respect privacy, data protection rules and can be used across the EU.
The EU should secure adequate funding to push through its recovery plans and emerge stronger from the Covid-19 crisis, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 8 July.
Europeans expect the EU and governments to act decisively to pave a way out of the crisis and build a more resilient Europe, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 16 April.
MEPs called on 15 May for a €2 trillion fund, built into the EU’s next long-term budget, which puts Europeans at the heart of the Covid-19 recovery.
EU countries are relaxing Covid-induced border controls. Parliament wants a coordinated effort to restore a functioning Schengen zone as soon as possible.
Focussing on future generations, Commission President von der Leyen discussed the €750 billion recovery instrument within a revamped long-term EU budget in plenary.
MEPs accelerate the procedure that will enable the EU to borrow €750 billion for the “Next Generation EU” recovery plan.
Coronavirus in Africa could be devastating, which is why Europe’s response should go beyond our borders, said development committee chair Tomas Tobé.
The EU is stepping up action to tackle harmful disinformation surrounding the coronavirus, while respecting the freedom of expression.
Measures against Covid-19 are needed, but their impact on privacy and freedom must be proportionate and temporary, said Maria Arena, the chair of the human rights subcommittee.
Parliament President David Sassoli urged EU leaders to take action on Europe’s recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
Pascal Canfin, chair of Parliament's environment and public health committee, talks about how the EU has managed the health aspects of the coronavirus crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also affected the 170,000 young people involved in Erasmus+ or the European Solidarity Corps. Find out how the EU is helping them.
Small companies have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. MEPs believe the EU can help by easing requirements and supporting their resilience.
The €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility is the key tool in the EU's Covid-19 recovery plan to support reforms in response to the crisis.
On Thursday, Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the proposal for a certificate to reaffirm the right to free movement in Europe during the pandemic.
Tourism will need help to become cleaner, safer and more sustainable post pandemic, MEPs say in a report adopted 25 March.
Find out how the new EU Digital Covid Certificate allows you to travel safely and easily in Europe during the pandemic.
EP and Council negotiators reached on Thursday a provisional deal for an EU digital Covid certificate to facilitate free movement in Europe during the pandemic.
MEPs completed today the legislative work on the EU digital COVID Certificate package to facilitate travel within the EU and contribute to the economic recovery.
EU response to the coronavirus pandemic
Common definitions, health criteria and methodologies are key to effectively fighting the ongoing pandemic and its economic consequences in the EU, MEPs say.
The EU has approved emergency measures to help farmers and fishermen affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Youth unemployment remains a key concern in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Find out more about an EU initiative to help young people find work.
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The European Parliament is mobilising additional funds to help the EU countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Flight cancelled due to Covid-19? Don’t wish or not allowed to travel? Find out about your passenger rights in the EU in these exceptional times.
The coronavirus crisis leaves EU companies vulnerable to subsidised foreign competitors. Fair competition rules should apply to everyone, insist MEPs.
MEPs voted in favour of making €37 billion from EU structural funds available to EU countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis during the plenary session on 26 March.
As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is supporting efforts to develop and roll out vaccines.
Making it through the crisis together
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The Covid-19 crisis has hit the media sector hard at a time when it plays a crucial role in providing accurate information and countering disinformation about the pandemic.
Parliament has adopted new measures mobilising €3 billion of targeted support for health care systems in EU regions that have been hit the hardest by the corona crisis.
More tests, help for doctors and nurses to care for the sick: Parliament approved €3.08 billion in EU aid on Friday.
The situation of refugees in Greece calls for a concerted EU response to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak, according to MEPs on the civil liberties committee.
As part of the EU’s joint response to the COVID-19 outbreak, MEPs almost unanimously adopted three urgent proposals in an extraordinary plenary session, on Thursday.
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Cybercrime has rocketed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as many try to exploit people’s fears. Below are tips on how to protect yourself.
As some online vendors exploit fears around the coronavirus outbreak to peddle fake cures or hike prices, the EU is taking action.