COVID-19: MEPs to quiz Commissioners Gabriel and Breton on Friday

The Industry, Research and Energy Committee will debate the follow-up to the EP resolution on the EU’s response to COVID-19, with Commissioners Gabriel and Breton.

On 17 April, Parliament adopted a resolution on the COVID-19 crisis, calling for a coordinated post-lockdown approach in the EU, including large-scale testing. They also want to see additional EU funding to finance speedy research to find a vaccine.

The committee will debate on Friday at 10:00 with Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton on the way forward for Parliament’s proposals.

MEPs will also discuss the proposal from the Commission to set up an EU data platform where researchers will be able to store, share and analyse findings on the coronavirus.

You can follow the meeting from this link. Here is the agenda.

Most MEPs will attend the committee meeting remotely (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting).

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Next ITRE meeting : Tuesday 28 April 2020.