MEPs are revising the Dublin Regulation -- the EU law that determines which country is responsible for processing asylum applications. The current system puts too much burden on frontline states like Greece and Italy. As such, lawmakers are advocating fairer distribution of asylum seekers among all member states as well as mandatory participation.
The European Parliament is set to discuss a number of key issues including the 2018 budget, the EU Solidarity Fund, rule of law in Poland, the contaminated eggs scandal and protecting workers from carcinogens in the workplace.
Women play a major role in the construction and evolution of Europe. In this video, the European Parliament explores the roles of eight extraordinary women in creating the Europe we know today.
It’s important to remember where we came from. After the tragedies of the Second World War, the Treaty of Rome was a key agreement between six countries, which linked their fates through the European Economic Community. On the 60th anniversary of its signing, we look back on how the treaty laid the foundations for Europe and its achievement, which the European Parliament defends.
Welcoming refugees is not only a matter of asylum procedures or providing the international protection needed, it is also a matter of helping people find a place in our society. Integration can also bring so many cultural and economic benefits to host countries. There's many inspirational refugee stories all across Europe. It might involve cricketers in France, interpreters in Germany or award winning photographers in Italy. The EU is built on unity through diversity, but it's up to Member States to decide whether to allow refugees into their countries.
The moment the Commission 1st VP forgot his script, immortal truths about cycling (and the EU) and other highlights from the session in Strasbourg.
Ratification of the Paris climate agreement, Commissioners' conflicts of interest, the horrors in Syria and the right to abortion made for animated debates in Strasbourg.
Syria, Brexit, the problems of European industry, and migration are some of the issues that MEPs want tackled in the Brussels EU summit on 20-21 October.