European Parliament holds extraordinary session on COVID-19 pandemic - VIDEO

European Parliament holds extraordinary session on COVID-19 pandemic - VIDEO
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  • calendar-gray 26 March 2020

The European Parliament convened on Thursday for an extraordinary session to discuss ways of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

Amid the spread of the coronavirus, members of the parliament will be allowed to participate remotely fo the first time.

The lawmakers will hold a vote on the European Commission's legislative proposals, including making available the €37 billion in the Cohesion fund to member states, as well extending the EU Solidarity Fund to cover public health emergencies and stopping so-called ghost flights caused by the pandemic.​ 

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