Over the last month 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. MEPs urge the Myanmar government to stop the crackdown on the minority.
“Ireland is crucial to the Union”, said European Parliament coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt on a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin.
Weapons made in EU are widely exported and some to countries that engage in conflicts which threaten Europe’s own security. MEPs call on EU states to upgrade their rules on arms exports.
MEPs have taken the lead in rethinking how the EU should adapt to meet today’s challenges such as migration, the economy and security.
Find out who are the nominees are for this year's Sakharov Prize in our article. The laureate is announced on 26 October.
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The Treaty of Rome, signed sixty years ago, paved the way for economic integration and lasting peace on our continent and led to today’s European Union of more than 500 million citizens.
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Globalisation offers both challenges and opportunities: read what Parliament has already done to make the most of it.
Following the economic crisis, Parliament has been working hard to encourage investment and growth and rebuild confidence in the banking and financial system.
Faced with an unpredictable world, the EU is keen to boost defence in Europe. Discover how Parliament is helping to deliver on security.
From childhood until retirement, social policies are important at all stages of our life. Find out more about the EU legislation Parliament has been working on.
"Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people," said Parliament President Antonio Tajani after welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the Parliament on 2 March.
Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May this morning.
The UK and the EU will soon start talks to determine the terms of their new relationship and any resulting agreement would have to be approved by the European Parliament.