Parliament President Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of the lead candidate process for democracy in a discussion with EU leaders.
Schengen, the EU's passport-free travel area, covers 26 countries. Read on to learn which countries are members and who is likely to join next.
Animal testing of cosmetics is already banned in the EU and now MEPs want the ban extended to the rest of the world.
The EU might spend money on defence for the first time ever. MEPs have approved proposals to support EU countries developing and acquiring military equipment together.
Consumers will enjoy additional rights for electricity thanks to new EU rules on access to price comparison sites, use of home-produced energy and energy monitors. Find out more.
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Europe’s mayors gather in the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday to discuss initiatives to tackle climate change at a local level.
MEPs will this week deal with a common fair corporate tax regime, a global ban on cosmetic testing on animals, and rules empowering people to generate their own electricity.
Learn with our infographics how the EU wants to use forests' power to absorb CO2 to fight climate change and offset carbon from the land use sector.
The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
To stem the impact of a reduction in US funding, Parliament is calling on the EU to mobilise additional finance for the UN agency for Palestine refugees.
From easier online shopping, to cutting CO2 emissions faster and the new composition of the Parliament,: check out our overview of the plenary session in Strasbourg in February.
Concerns over fundamental rights are leading to a rethink of EU-Turkey relations. What is the status of the cooperation? What are MEPs proposing?
The distribution of seats in the Parliament is set to change after the next European elections as a result of Brexit. Check out Parliament's proposal in our infographic.
MEPs call on the EU to take the lead in the global fight against tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering.
Good news for online shoppers: MEPs have voted in favour of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. Read on to know more.
During the February plenary, MEPs will vote on new rules ending geo-blocking, as well as reforming the EU's emissions trading system. Watch the video to find out more.