Anna Zaborska leads a chorus of MEP condemnation against Edite Estrela's 'misinformed and undemocratic' attitude towards the One of Us citizens' initiative.
Parliament has voted to halve the number of single-use plastic bags used in the EU by 2017, and to reduce their use by at least an 80 per cent by 2019.
MEPs have voted to adopt a new regulation which includes concrete rules to ensure that member states fulfil their search and rescue obligations to boats in distress.
Radical change is needed for disabled, injured and older Syrian refugees, says Aleema Shivji.
We cannot afford to lose a generation of Syrian children, writes Marius Wanders.
Europe's copyright legislation is 'out of balance and out of tune with the times', argues Christian Engström.
Despite the three major UK political parties conveying the 'risks' involved, Roger Helmer believes Britain can benefit from an EU exit.
European citizens' growing reliance on food banks is 'unacceptable', and the EU must ensure its populations are able to enjoy a healthy and affordable diet, argues Edward McMillan-Scott.
The EU is facing a 'profound competitiveness crisis' which is why a new economic programme is essential, argues Jan Zahradil.
Ska Keller and José Bové propose an alternative to austerity and political disunity by pursuing sustainable social and environmental policies.
Is the European citizens’ initiative the Cinderella of citizen government relations, asks Natasha Marie Levanti.
India's 2014 parliamentary election is mainly about change, argues Gauri Khandekar. Change in leadership, in political discourse, and in general attitudes and aspirations.
In the long-run, Russia's annexation of Crimea may turn out to have been a very poor decision by president Putin, writes Ecaterina Matcov.
Martin Banks shares his experiences covering the weekend's historic and controversial Crimean referendum vote.
Kristalina Georgieva speaks to the Parliament Magazine on humanitarian efforts in Syria, the crisis Central Africa and how the EU has improved its aid effectiveness
On April 15-16 2014, the European Parliament debated and voted on reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. The report by rapporteur Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA, DK) was adopted with 539 votes in favour and 51 against.