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Ruslan Stefanchuk urges EU to grant Ukraine candidate status

In his address to MEPs on Wednesday, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Ruslan Stefanchuk called on the EU to endorse his country’s membership application.

Monument to Latvian legionnaires in Belgium – local authorities want to remove

Members of the Historical Remembrance Group of the European Parliament appealed to the self-government of the Belgian city of Zedelgem with a request to...

Press freedom: the European Parliament in support of journalists

Journalism is facing more and more challenges, as new digital channels are exploited to spread disinformation in an increasingly divided world.

MEPs: achieving zero-emission road mobility by 2035

Environment Committee MEPs are in favour of a pathway towards zero-emission road mobility in 2035 for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

Parliament backs giving new powers to Europol, but with supervision

New powers to Europol: it will be able to pursue research and innovation projects, process large datasets, and help national authorities screen foreign direct investment in security-related cases.

Parliament’s right of initiative: proposals to strengthen EU democracy

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted a series of proposals for a revision of the EU’s legislative process to strengthen EU democracy.  

EU election reform: MEPs push for common rules and transnational lists

The European Parliament will vote on a proposal to have more common rules for EU elections and the addition of an EU-wide constituency.

The European Parliament has condemned the role of Russian Patriarch Kirill in the war (updated)

In a resolution on 7 April 2022 about the increasing repression in Russia, including the case of Alexei Navalny, the European Parliament condemned the role of Moscow Patriarch Kirill in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Plenary highlights: Ukraine, energy, equal pay

MEPs discussed Ukraine, called for an ambitious EU budget for 2023 and defined their priorities on the right to repair during the April plenary session

Climate change in Europe: facts and figures

Find out the key facts and statistics about climate change in Europe: regional impact, top emitters, the reduction of greenhouse gases and more.
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