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.
The European Parliament’s Development Committee wants rules that force companies and subcontractors to respect the human, labour and social rights of their textile workers.
Weeks ahead of a referendum consolidating President Erdogan's powers, tensions are running high between Turkey and the EU.
We all use electronic devices like mobile phones, but where do the materials that make them come from? Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are the four most common 'conflict minerals', known collectively as 3TGs. Their mining causes insecurity and human rights abuses in many regions. Armed groups clash over their illegal trade. Fairphone is one manufacturer which takes responsibility to ensure its supply chains extract minerals lawfully. The European Parliament is pushing for more transparency in supply chains through mandatory OECD due diligence systems.
MEPs want better protection for horses and donkeys in the EU.
Five numbers to take away from the plenary this week: waste recycling, shareholders' rights, firearm control, rabbits in battery cages and rolling out 5G.
In a world where you can shop, bank and even earn degrees online, why is internet voting still rare? MEPs want to encourage governments to make the best of digital tools to boost democratic processes.
MEPs will beef up food safety controls from farm to fork to restore consumers trust and to protect animals welfare.