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History will damn our lack of solidarity – Wallace on Covid 19

History will damn our lack of solidarity – Wallace on Covid 19

March 26, 2020

The Independents for Change MEP Mick Wallace has accused the European Union of failing to show solidarity to other EU countries struggling with the Covid-19 virus.

He was speaking in the European Parliament in Brussels this morning which is holding a special plenary session on the corona virus outbreak.

Out words: we were

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“Young people need to look after their mental health during corona-crisis”- Walsh

“Young people need to look after their mental health during corona-crisis”- Walsh

March 26, 2020

Young people need to look after their mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

That’s the view of Midlands-North-West MEP Maria Walsh who says it’s a difficult time for those who’s normal routine is disrupted.

The Fine Gael MEP is today voting remotely from Mayo on a range of measures in the European Parliament to deal with impact of the pandemic across the EU. 

Maria Walsh says many young people may be struggling to cope

 

Out words: your mental health

 

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“Be mindful of older people who aren’t tech savvy”- Walsh

“Be mindful of older people who aren’t tech savvy”- Walsh

March 26, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh says we need to reach out to older people who aren’t tech savvy during the corona-crisis.

She was speaking as a special session of the European Parliament got underway to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Most MEPs are voting remotely from their homes due to the travel restrictions across Europe.

Some of the measures being discussed include a 37-billion-euro investment initiative and changes to the EU Solidarity Fund to cover public health emergencies

Midlands-North-West MEP Maria Walsh says we can’t forget those living in rural areas as the movement of people is restricted

Podcast on the European Parliament’s special session today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis

Podcast on the European Parliament’s special session today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020

The European Parliament is holding special session in Brussels today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. MEPs are to vote on three major issues to help ease the impact the corona virus is having on all of us. In an unprecedented move, many MEPs will vote remotely as travel restrictions mean they can’t physically go to Brussels.

Karen Coleman is the editor of EuroParlRadio which covers news from the European Parliament. She has this podcast. 

MEPs to vote on COVID-19 emergency measures – McGuinness

MEPs to vote on COVID-19 emergency measures – McGuinness

March 26, 2020

The European Parliament will hold a special session in Brussels today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. MEPs are to vote on three major issues to help ease the impact the corona virus is having on all of us. In an unprecedented move, many MEPs will vote remotely as travel restrictions mean they can’t physically go to Brussels.

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the EU can do a lot to help Europe cope with the fallout of COVID-19.

Out words: this crisis

Dur: 00:56

European Parliament to vote on COVID-19 emergency measures – VOICER

European Parliament to vote on COVID-19 emergency measures – VOICER

March 26, 2020

The European Parliament will hold a special session in Brussels today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. MEPs are to vote on three major issues to help ease the impact the corona virus is having on all of us. In an unprecedented move, many MEPs will vote remotely as travel restrictions mean they can’t physically travel to Brussels.

Karen Coleman the editor of EuroParlRadio explains what will happen. 

Interview with Mairead McGuinness on new EU Gender Equality Strategy

Interview with Mairead McGuinness on new EU Gender Equality Strategy

March 12, 2020

Journalist Georg von Harrach talks to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about the EU's new Gender Equality Strategy. 

It aims to build on what the European Union believes it has achieved over the last five years. It points to the success of equal treatment laws and policies to support women in the workplace. The aim is to achieve a “gender-equal Europe” by 2025.

Ireland “two-faced” if it refuses more migrants

Ireland “two-faced” if it refuses more migrants

March 12, 2020

Irish people were taken in by countries throughout history so it would be hypocritical if we refused migrants now, says Ciarán Cuffe.

The Green MEP has been speaking following a debate in the European Parliament this week on the situation at the Greek-Turkish border.

Ireland should take “a multiple” of the numbers who have already arrived with us he says.

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Out words: At this stage

Equality must also support women at home - McGuinness

Equality must also support women at home - McGuinness

March 12, 2020

Gender equality objectives must not ignore women who do not work, says Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness.

The First Vice President of the European Parliament has welcomed the new EU Gender Equality Strategy which aims to achieve a “gender-equal Europe” by 2025.

Although equality has improved in Ireland, the number of women in senior positions in business, politics and our universities remains woefully low. Mairead McGuinness says that whilst tackling those targets is important, equality should also support those women who are carers for children or relatives and are not in the workplace.

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Out words: To be addressed

European Parliament in corona shutdown

European Parliament in corona shutdown

March 12, 2020

The coronavirus has caused the European Parliament to be shutdown.

The plenary session that was originally scheduled for Strasbourg this week, was shifted to Brussels and then cut short.

Next week’s committee meetings have now been cancelled. Most of the staff are expected to work from home leving the corridors eerily quiet as Green Party MEP, Grace O'Sullivan explains.

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