European Parliament
in action
Highlights 1999-2004

Parliament - an overview
Reform of the EU
Citizens' rights
Justice and home affairs
Fighting organised crime
Combatting terrorism
External relations
Environment /
Consumer protection
Transport / Regional policy
Agriculture / Fisheries
and monetary policy
Employment and social policy / Women's rights
Internal market / Industry / Energy / Research

EPP-ED PSE Group ELDR GUE/NGL The Greens| European Free Alliance UEN EDD/PDE

MEPs push for more humane treatment of refugees
People may flee their countries for a variety of reasons: to escape persecution, war or famine or just to seek a better life. As a stable, prosperous region of the world, the EU is a natural magnet ...
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Managed immigration: the best solution for all sides
Immigration has become an EU policy only in the last few years, as Europe has begun to face up to a set of related issues: legal and illegal immigration, the right of asylum, demographic decline and...
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Joining forces against organised crime
The elimination of borders in the European Union has boosted trade, industry and the free movement of people.  However, the EU is doing its utmost to put up barriers to organised crime, whose p...
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Fighting terrorism while protecting civil liberties
Even before the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, Europe was looking for more effective ways to fight terrorism.  Following the attacks, the EU quickly stepped up its efforts and sought c...
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  Publishing deadline: 2 April 2004