Thomas Cook, Juncker, Extremism, Turkey-Syria




24 Oct 2019


Strasbourg, France

Coping with the impact on tourism from the Thomas Cook collapse
Tourism represents 4 percent of the gross domestic product of the European Union.
A farewell from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
Take care of Europe, and combat with all your might against stupid and thick-headed nationalism. Long live Europe!
After the Halle shootings, how to step up the fight against extremism
We can always need a more and ambitious fight against extremism in Europe.
Calls to get tougher with Turkey over its offensive in Syria
This country, as we speak, develops further away from the European Union.
The European Parliament debated and voted on relief measures to help travellers and travel industry employees deal with the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook in September. The collapse required the repatriation of about 600,000 travellers around the world and impacted the EU travel industry, which employs 12 million people and generates 4% of the total GDP.
As it has been a complicated situation, not only for the consumer, for tourism, for the entire service sector, for transport, for connectivity, especially in areas such as the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.... Europe has to give an answer.
How can we mobilise funds such as the globalisation fund, such as the European social fund, and other European funds, and encourage member states to take action.
Before the next European Commission takes power, Parliament looked at the past five years of the Juncker Commission, recovering from the 2008 financial crisis, dealing with terrorism, migration, populism and Brexit talks. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to MEPs of his accomplishments in a job that´s never done.
We are living the 25th consecutive quarter of growth. We have driven seven years of growth in the European Union. We have created 14 million jobs. Unemployment is at its lowest level since the year 2000.
And a ´´chapeau´´ from EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber.
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  • Laura Barrios
    EPP TV Assistant Producer