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MEPs will quiz Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas on the Commission’s recent interim evaluation of the EU’s response to the pandemic.

On Monday afternoon, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, will update Members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on recent progress made in addressing the COVID-19 crisis as well as on the first lessons drawn from the shortcomings in pandemic preparedness and planning.

When: Monday, 28 June 2021, 14:45 to 16:15 CET

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, room József Antall 4Q2 and videoconference

You can watch the debate live here.


Following a prior request from EU leaders, the Commission presented on 15 June a Communication on the early lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months. The ten lessons identified are not exhaustive, but provide a first snapshot of what needs to be acted upon at EU and national level. The topic is also on the agenda of the 24-25 June European Council meeting. The Commission is expected to follow up with concrete measures in the second half of 2021.