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MEPs have voted in favour of a revision of Europass, a scheme to make it easier for people to have their professional skills recognised in other EU countries.
ICT is another sector where women are under-represented and earn less than men. Parliament is calling for action to rectify the situation.
Read what measures the European Union is taking to meet targets to reduce carbon emissions in different sectors in order to prevent climate change.
Check out our infographics to discover greenhouse gas emissions by country and by sector in the EU as well as the world's top emitters.
With women underrepresented in the media in the EU, MEPs are calling on member states and media organisations to step up their efforts to combat gender inequality in the sector.
For this year's International Women's Day the European Parliament is stressing the importance of the role women play in media and ICT.
Animal testing of cosmetics is already banned in the EU and now MEPs want the ban extended to the rest of the world.
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.
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.
Half a million women in the EU and as many as 200 million worldwide are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation.
Leeuwarden, the capital of the Dutch province of Friesland, and Valletta, the capital of Malta, will organise hundreds of events during their stint as European Capital