Future of Europe plenary, migration, biodiversity

MEPs will participate in the inaugural plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe and discuss migration and development issues. The inaugural plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe takes place on Saturday, 19 June in Strasbourg. The Conference Plenary gathers representatives from EU institutions, and national parliaments together with citizens and will develop people’s proposals into recommendations for EU action. All Europeans can participate in the Conference by sharing their ideas on the multilingual digital platform, EU affairs.

Following the approval of the EU Digital COVID Certificate during last week’s plenary session, Parliament President David Sassoli signed it into law on 14 June together with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa.

A conference on migration and asylum in Europe took place in the Parliament on Monday. MEPs and members of the national parliaments discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on migration and the international aspects of the EU’s approach to migration, lsuch as partnerships with non-EU countries, legal pathways for migration and integration policies.

This year the European Development Days focuses on the EU’s Green Deal and creating a sustainable future. On Tuesday (15 June), Parliament’s development committee organized a panel on food security and biodiversity to discuss how to preserve biodiversity and increase nutritious and diverse food in developing countries, based on local varieties and production.

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