MEPs tackle issues of declining bee populations, female genital mutilation, and how to further boost Europe’s defence sector. They will also commemorate the victims of Europe’s worst tragedy: the Holocaust.
On 24 January in Brussels, Parliament is remembering the victims of the Holocaust, the worst tragedy in European history. MEPs are to look into how the EU can support the defense sector by combining national research efforts and funding across Europe. With bees threatened by pesticides and honey consumption declining, Parliament wants to boost safe pesticides, increase support for beekeepers and fight against honey counterfeiting. February 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. MEPs are discussing ways for the EU to help end this violation of women's rights in the world. MEPs are examining a redistribution of parliamentary seats for the next post-Brexit legislative term. They are also discussing establishing an EU-wide electoral constituency and transnational lists.