The economic crisis, discredited politics and a restructuring of the state are likely to dominate Spain's European election agenda, writes Izaskun Bilbao Barandica.
Despite parliament's 'low credibility' among the public, it continues 'working for a greener, safer, better' EU, says Edward McMillan-Scott
MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for the EU to strengthen the second phase of sanctions against Russia.
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.
With the world facing food security and climate change challenges, there must be a frank debate on how to provide for a continuously increasing population, writes Marit Paulsen.
The European commission must invest in 'disaster risk reduction' as the frequency of climate related disasters and crises increases, says Gay Mitchell
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.
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.