Ska Keller and José Bové propose an alternative to austerity and political disunity by pursuing sustainable social and environmental policies.
Following a vote in the Strasbourg plenary, all large companies and groups will now have to disclose non-financial and diversity information to ensure that they operate in a more transparent manner.
Europe's heads of state and of governments have a major responsibility in choosing the next commission president, argues Henri Malosse.
Britain’s Liberal Democrats are likely to be unrepresented in the next European parliament legislature, according to the latest EU elections poll.
Those who believe in Europe's founding principles of human dignity and equality must 'mobilise' against conservative lobbying, urges Kartika Tamara Liotard.
It is crucial that improvements in digital technologies for education are fully exploited by the EU and member states, argues Ivan Cătălin Sorin.
As the world's attention focuses on the crisis in Ukraine, Kristalina Georgieva tells Rajnish Singh that it's important not to forget the continuing civil war in Syria.
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.
Modern agricultural policies must complement other sectors and deliver food security, sustainability, growth and jobs, writes Dacian Cioloş.
The EU is also losing the hearts and minds of its citizens through a combination of legislating in too many areas that could be left to the national level and by a failure to explain or justify its continued EU needs leadership that ‘inspires trust’ and 'promotes prosperity'.
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.
Mediterranean winds will steer the EU during 2014, explains Silvia Curbelo Betancort
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.