European Parliament: Latest News & Comment

Eminent jurists launch 'Call to Action' for the next European legislature

Staff Reporter, May 13, 2019

'Europe Day’ was created 34 years ago following the call by a number of European governments to strengthen a sense of European values and collectiv...
“Peace at risk in Colombia”, say human rights organisations in Brussels 

Staff Reporter, April 8, 2019

Brussels - More than 75 representatives from Colombian, European and international civil society met in Brussels last week to assess the serious huma...
Wall to Wall - Europe's 1000 km Migrant Barriers

Staff Reporter, November 9, 2018

Member States of the EU and Schengen Area have built around 1000 kilometres of walls since the 1990s to stop migration flows On the anniversary of...
Health Intelligence, Europe's Superbug Fight

Brian Maguire, July 24, 2017

The European Commission has launched its new anti-microbial resistance Action Plan. Anti-microbial resistance is responsible for an estimated 25,000 ...
Protecting Latin America's Human Rights Defenders on International Women's Day

Staff Reporter, March 8, 2017

On International Women's Day and one year after the murder - still unpunished - of the Honduran defender Berta Cáceres, the European network of N...
Parliament Mobilises for Guatemala Human Rights Defenders

Staff Reporter, February 16, 2017

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. Deputies expresse...
Big Green Light for Paris Climate Agreement

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

The UNFCCC Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, will come into force next mo...
Ionian Islands Gets €1.65m in EU Earthquake Aid

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

Parliament approved €1,651,834 in EU Solidarity Fund aid on Tuesday to help Greece to repair damage caused by an earthquake that hit the Ionian ...
MEPs Tighten EU Export Ban on “Torture Goods”

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

Revised EU rules to prevent trade in goods and services that may contribute to torture or execution were approved by MEPs on Tuesday. In negotiati...
Check Commission's Revolving Doors Says Parliament

Staff Reporter, October 4, 2016

The code of conduct for European Commissioners needs to be thoroughly tightened up, in order to prevent conflicts of interest for Commission membe...

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