The European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development (REGI) has approved the Just Transition Fund presented by the European Commission. It is a large European fund that will help the regions to solve the socio-economic consequences of the energy transition.
The socialist MEP Alícia Homs has promoted a collection of signatures among the members of the European Parliament to ask the European Commission for a special regime to adapt internal market rules to the specificities of insular regions. Specifically, Homs has proposed to ask the European Commission for allowing Member States to establish the necessary mechanisms to avoid exponential and abusive price rises in certain air routes between insular and continental regions, with the aim of guaranteeing the freedom of movement of citizens.
The European Commission has launched ‘Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation’ plan. The package is an ambitious project that includes some of the measures proposed by the Young European Socialists and with which it is intended to prevent young people from the European Union from becoming one of the groups most affected by the consequences of this crisis.
Socialist MEP Alícia Homs, a member of the European Parliament's Employment Committee, has asked the European Commission for synergies between youth employment policies and other European initiatives, such as the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Green Deal or the Minimum Wage Initiative, to offer quality opportunities to young people, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The plenary of the European Parliament approved today a joint resolution signed by all political forces to boost tourism and transport in 2020.
Alícia Homs, MEP of the PSIB-PSOE, together with a group of MEPs from other European islands, has sent a letter to the President of the Commission and to the Presidents of the Parliament and of the European Council calling on the European Union to pay special attention to the situation of vulnerability of island regions in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.