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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.
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.
"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.
The refugee crisis has stretched the EU’s asylum system to breaking point. Learn about Parliament’s proposals to create a fairer, more effective European asylum policy.
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.
MEPs call on Venezuela to cancel the elections scheduled for 20 May unless the country can prove the process is transparent and inclusive.
As the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year, MEPs debated the situation in the country on 17 April. Read on to learn more about Parliament’s response to the Syrian crisis.
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.