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Could development in Africa help to rein in migration flows? The development committee has adopted the EU-Africa strategy with ideas on how to boost development.
Over the last month 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. MEPs urge the Myanmar government to stop the crackdown on the minority.
Weapons made in EU are widely exported and some to countries that engage in conflicts which threaten Europe’s own security. MEPs call on EU states to upgrade their rules on arms exports.
With North Korea consistently breaking its international obligations to neither produce nor test nuclear weapons, what is the EU’s response? Watch our video.
MEPs have adopted plans to suspend accession talks with Turkey should controversial changes to its constitution go ahead. We talked to report author Kati Piri.
MEPs want tougher anti-dumping rules to protect European industries and jobs against unfairly cheap imports. Watch the video to learn more.
MEPs are this week expected to approve the first EU-Cuba deal. Leading MEP Elena Valenciano hopes this will pave way for a stronger relationship.
Bolivian President Evo Morales came to the European Parliament on 8 June to have a meeting with Parliament President Antonio Tajani.
“When freedom of the press ends, so does democracy. We've seen this in the past,” said MEP Jaromír Štětina. The Czech member of the EPP group is a former journalist who lost his job during the Prague Spring back in 1968 when the Warsaw Pact armies invaded Czechoslovakia. He has been a member of the European Parliament since 2014. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we asked him about the importance of free media. Watch our video to find out what he had to say.
From trade to Nato, the EU and Turkey have enjoyed a productive relationship in many domains for decades. However, recently relations have turned frosty as concerns mount over the state of democracy in the country with media outlets being closed and journalists being jailed. MEPs also keep a close eye on developments and wonder if it may not be time to rethink how the EU cooperates with Turkey. Read on for an overview of the options.
One in every three girls in developing countries is married before turning 18, and one in nine before 15. Child marriages limit future prospects as children are usually forced to drop out of school. Girls also face dangerous complications from pregnancy and childbirth, the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. They are also at great risk from suffering abuse. On 11 April Parliament's women's rights and human rights subcommittee discussed the issue with experts.
A visa-free regime for Ukrainians travelling to the EU is just the latest step in the European Parliament’s continued support of Ukraine. The Parliament has consistently shown solidarity by condemning Russia’s military involvement and illegal annexation of Crimea and promoting political and economic reforms.