Andrei Sacharov and his wife Jelena Bonner © Yury Rost        

EU affairs 

Find out about this year's nominees for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Banner: Hearings of commissioners-designate        

Candidates for the new European Commission 

EU affairs 

Before the commissioners-designate can take office, Parliament exercises its power of democratic scrutiny by holding public hearings to assess their suitability for the job.

Brexit, deal or no deal illustration image. ©AP Images/European Union-EP        

EU affairs 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the effects will be felt by people and companies across Europe. The EU has adopted measures to mitigate the impact of a disorderly withdrawal.

Share this page on Twitter

Another plenary session has come to an end: 🔴 MEPs reaffirm support EU position in Brexit talks 🔴 Christine Lagard… https://t.co/vqFpGAa3MB

See also: 

2018 Sakharov Prize laureate is Oleg Sentsov ©Sergei Venyavsky/Getty Images        

EU affairs 

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov was the winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thougth in 2018. The award ceremony was held in Strasbourg on 12 December 2018.

Container ship in a port        


The world is increasingly interconnected because of globalisation. Read how the EU and Parliament are making the most of the opportunities that offers.

Mail notification 

Sign up to receive updates on your favourite topics