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The influx of migrants and asylum seekers to Europe in recent years has shown the need for a fairer, more effective European asylum policy. Check out our infographic for more.
The EU and the US are set to enter trade talks in a bid to resolve their disagreements. Read on to find out what the issues are and the deciding role Parliament will play.
“Awareness of the threat of Russia is ever growing,” says MEP Sandra Kalniete ahead of MEPs adopting a resolution on EU-Russia relations on 12 March. Find out more in our interview.
Parliament strongly opposes capital punishment and pushes for its worldwide abolition. Find out more in our infographics.
The EU negotiates various trade deals all over the world, but they depend on approval by the European Parliament. Read our overview of the negotiations in progress.
To allow asylum seekers to reach Europe without putting their lives at risk, Parliament is currently considering a proposal for a new EU humanitarian visa system.
"We thank the people of Europe and its leaders for the role they played in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa,“ President Cyril Ramaphosa told MEPs on 14 November.
The European Parliament will host a Human Rights Week from 19 to 23 November to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Europe underestimates the importance of its work on development, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates told MEPs on 17 October.
The recent US decision to end all funding for Unrwa, the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, was widely condemned in a debate in Parliament on 2 October.
Visa-free travel to Europe and financial aid are just two recent examples of the European Parliament’s continued support of Ukraine.
MEPs called on the EU to continue to back the Iran nuclear deal, which has helped to reduce the nuclear threat posed by the country.