MEPs elected Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission, discussed the work of the Council presidencies in 2019 and reviewed human rights issues.
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MEPs elected Ursula von der Leyen European Commission President on 16 July after she promised tougher emission targets and a right of initiative for the Parliament.
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Migration represents challenges and opportunities for Europe. Learn how the EU deals with refugee movements and asylum.
The peaks in migration flows witnessed in the EU in 2015 and 2016 have subsided. Check out the latest migration and asylum numbers in our infographic.
MEPs vote on the candidate for the president of the European Commission on Tuesday 16 July.
The Parliament plays a crucial role in the election of the next president of the European Commission. Check out our infographic about the procedure.
The election of the new president of the European Commission will be the highlight of the upcoming plenary session in Strasbourg on 15-18 July.
MEPs adopted new rules to limit the use of antibiotics in farming in order to keep drug-resistant bacteria out of our food.
Every year 25,000 people die in the EU from infections caused by superbugs. With resistance to antibiotics growing, find out how MEPs plan to fight it.
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Europeans are concerned about pesticide residues in food and their potential effect on health. Find out how MEPs are tackling the issue.
Consumers are entitled to know that the food they buy and eat is safe, however food fraud cases such as the 2013 horsemeat scandal show that is not always the case.
MEPs have backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced.
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