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Plenary Round-Up - Brussels, June II 2022

In this plenary round-up: the EU enlargement process, gas reserves before the onset of winter, Parliament's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the 'This is Europe' debate, and the EU COVID certificate extended for another year. All of this against a backdrop of debates and voting. Highlights.


The 2022 spring Eurobarometer is the first Eurobarometer survey to take place since the war in Ukraine began.

The survey focused on the conflict and its economic consequences and examined people's views about the European Union.
World Refugee Day: EU solidarity with Ukraine

Every year, on 20 June, we celebrate World Refugee Day. The focus this year is on the right to seek safety. Everyone on the planet has the right to seek safety, no matter who they are, where they come from or when they are forced to flee. In 2022, as a result of Russia's war on Ukraine, Europe is receiving a large new wave of refugees in search of peace and safety.
Plenary Summary — Strasbourg, June 2022

In this plenary round-up: the war in Ukraine, Parliament's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the debate on the EU treaties, and the 2022 LUX Audience award. All of this against a backdrop of debates and voting.
LUX - The European Audience Film Award 2022

The LUX Award is an instrument for highlighting and reflecting on films that deal with social and political themes. It aims at encouraging debate and reflection and using films to help build a stronger European identity.
Russia’s war on Ukraine: the situation of LGBTI people

Russia's invasion has pushed millions of people to flee Ukraine. Millions are displaced within the country. We are witnessing one of the largest European humanitarian crisis in recent times. With each passing day, the atrocities committed on Ukrainian soil are increasing, together with the risk of violence and exploitation for the most vulnerable ones. In this podcast, we will focus on the concerns about human rights violations against those who belong to the LGBTI community.
The situation of Roma people fleeing Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced millions of people to seek shelter in neighbouring countries. Among them Roma. These people often face discrimination, segregation, deprivation and prejudice. And not only in Ukraine.
Plenary round-up – Brussels May 2022

In this plenary round-up: the call for an international tribunal to investigate war crimes in Ukraine, aid for Ukraine and more support for European individuals and businesses, sanctions against Belarus, and the President of Moldova's speech to the European Parliament. All of this against a backdrop of debates and voting.
Russia's war on Ukraine: reassessing 'citizenship by investment' schemes

Since 2014, Parliament and the European Commission have been calling on EU countries not to grant citizenship in return for investment in their country. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, these calls have intensified. Member states are being urged to withdraw such citizenship when it has been granted to Russian or Belarusian nationals who are on the sanctions list or support the invasion.
The Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, the European Parliament officially launched the second edition of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism. Set up in 2019, the prize aims to recognise outstanding in-depth journalistic work on topics that are relevant to the European Union as a whole or to some of its Member States. The award contributes to the promotion of EU principles and values, as enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Plenary round-up May 2022

In this plenary round-up: the latest developments in Ukraine, debates on the future of the European Union, World Press Freedom Day, revised rules for European elections and Parliament's commitment to reducing electronic waste. All of this against a backdrop of debates and voting. Highlights.
Helping refugees to stay connected

The Russian aggression against Ukraine has disrupted many people's lives. Millions of Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries, in particular to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, from where they are progressively moving to other European Member States. In the face of this growing humanitarian crisis, it is essential for them to have access to affordable connectivity, so they can stay in touch with their family and friends. And the European Union is working to help them. In this podcast, we will find out more.

Russia's war on Ukraine: implications for EU energy supply

Russia is the largest exporter of oil, natural gas and coal to the EU. Even before the war on Ukraine, natural gas prices had significantly increased and the current crisis will no doubt have a major impact on price levels in Europe. The EU will need to see how to diversify its supply and increase its energy independence. In this podcast, we will find out more.

Plenary round-up April 2022

In this overview of the European Parliament's plenary session in April 2022: the war in Ukraine, calls for a full embargo on imports of Russian fossil fuels, protecting children fleeing the war, trans-European energy infrastructure, and the right to repair - to promote more sustainable products. All of this against a backdrop of debates and voting. Highlights.

Protecting Ukrainian children

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced millions of people, mostly women and children, to flee the country. They seek shelter in neighbouring countries where the international community has mobilised to provide support. Nevertheless, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating and the European Union is working to protect all these people, especially the most vulnerable ones. In this podcast, we will find out more.

Secure food supply

The Russian attack on Ukraine is having a severe impact on food security. Not only will Ukrainians feel this collateral effect of the war but Europeans, people from the Middle East and people from several African countries will feel it too. The European Union is working to secure food supplies.
Europe's future security

In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Union questions itself about its role in a changing world and the continent's security situation. Defence and energy are two key topics.
The Ukraine Solidarity Days in the European Parliament

From 21 to 24 March 2022, Parliament organised the Ukraine Solidarity Days to show its support for Ukraine's parliament following the Russian invasion.
How the EU is supporting Ukraine

Since 2014, the European Union and Ukraine are working to establish a political association and an economic integration. The EU has mobilised funds for Kyiv, asking the country to implement reforms, human rights and the rule of law. Even during the pandemic, the EU was alongside Ukrainians.
EU-Russia: the causes of relations under strain

The Russian intervention in Syria, disinformation and cyber-attacks, the EU energy dependence from Moscow, the lack of human rights in Russia and lastly the attack on Ukraine. These are among the causes that have put EU-Russia relations under strain.
War in Ukraine: keep the pressure up on Russia and aim for energy independence

European Parliament 23 March 2022 - One month after Russia attacked Ukraine, MEPs during the plenary session unanimously condemned the brutal invasion and urged the EU to further sanction Moscow and protect the European economy.