A climate of fear and growing individualism is spreading through Europe. Pope Francis counters this with a message of hope and optimism.
More than 16,000 nuclear warheads still exist in the world. With six EU Member States having nuclear weapons on their territory, the issue of nuclear disarmament must also be considered at EU level.
Nuclear weapons are designed for the indiscriminate destruction of entire cities and their inhabitants, therefore using them raises serious moral objections. It is vital to make progress in their gradual elimination by general agreement.
Human trafficking is a semi-invisible, multifaceted phenomenon that requires joint action from political, social and religious bodies for its reduction.
The amazing world of Synthetic Biology and its challenges for the EU.
Since the start of the financial crisis, investments in the European Union have fallen by 15%, and this slams the brakes on growth and job creation.
The agenda for the climate change discussions is taking shape in the midst of important developments. The next COP 21 will be a crucial moment for courageous political decisions.
The Eurasian Economic Union takes effect from 1 January. This project has attracted criticism, not least because it includes three states of the former USSR.
> 9-12 February
Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg
> 12 February
Informal European Council meeting on Terrorism, in Brussels
> 25-26 February
Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Brussels