The democratic opposition in Venezuela is to be awarded Parliament’s Sakharov Prize 2017 on 13 December. Follow the ceremony live and watch our video to learn more about this year’s winners.
MEPs voted in favour of extending financing from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for EU-wide projects on 12 December. See what financing has been secured so far.
Twenty-five EU countries legally formalised their commitment to European defence integration on 11 December. This is something the European Parliament has been pushing for for years.
MEPs vote next week on recommendations by the inquiry committee looking into the Panama papers. Its report says that some EU countries have not done enough to tackle tax evasion.
The last plenary session of 2017 will see Venezuela’s democratic opposition awarded Parliament’s Sakharov Prize while MEPs also debate the state of play in the Brexit negotiations.
As the world marks International Human Rights Day on 10 December, find out how Parliament supports human rights in Tunisia and elsewhere.
More young people became unemployed in the wake of the economic crisis. Find out the EU measures to help them and the improvements proposed by Parliament.
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Visiting Nicosia on 8 December, President Antonio Tajani spoke of his commitment to “a Union of Results” and expressed Parliament’s support for a resolution of the Cyprus issue.
Climate change can affect women more than men and in some cases even increase their risk of dying. A new Parliament report calls on the EU to bear this in mind when legislating.
MEPs will this week deal with issues such as youth employment, tighter cash controls, people living with a disability and the situation in Hungary.
The European Commission has presented proposals for the future of the Union’s agricultural policy. Read our interview with Czesław Siekierski, chair of Parliament’s agriculture committee.
The European Parliament is hosting an event on 6 December to discuss how to ensure people with a disability can fully participate in society.
MEPs insist that glyphosate, a potentially carcinogenic substance, be banned after 2022. Member states decided on 27 November that the herbicide can be used in the EU for another five years.
Find out what the share of renewable energy is in different EU countries, how close they are to reaching ambitious goals for 2020 and what MEPs propose for 2030.
MEPs vote on the EU's budget for next year, discuss plans to establish a court to settle investment disputes and meet the journalists who revealed the Paradise papers.
Parliament’s buildings in Brussels were lit up in orange on 25 November to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The Charlemagne Youth Prize exists for ten years already and this week all winners - past and present - were invited to the European Parliament to celebrate.
Algorithms affect anything from the news we are offered to the ads were are shown, yet most people know little about them. Experts discussed how to prevent their misuse in Parliament.