Punishing the sharing of culture and knowledge online by disconnecting people from the internet compromises citizens' fundamental rights, argues Piratparteit deputy Christian Engström
Justice & Rights
European home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström has welcomed parliament's decision to update the existing 'inefficient, dysfunctional and unfair' system governing asylum seekers in the EU
With terms for a common European asylum system finally agreed, secretary general of the European council on refugees and exiles Michael Diedring calls for member states to put an end to detention for those fleeing persecution
MEPs have voted for a new European strategy and stronger instruments in an attempt to step up the fight against organised crime in the EU
EPP group chair Joseph Daul has called for the resignation of Olaf chief Giovanni Kessler, calling the director general's position "politically and legally untenable"
Georgios Koumoutsakos, a vice chair of parliament's EU-Turkey delegation, has condemned the EU's slow reaction to the increasing violence and ongoing protests in Turkey, describing it as "too little, too late"
The Greens/EFA group has opposed the new cyber crime directive endorsed by parliament's civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, calling the new rules "blunt"
German MEP Inge Gräßle has called on the commission to "shed light" on the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former EU health commissioner John Dalli
The European commission has been urged to act over claims that EU funds are being used to "support" the "brutal" tradition of bullfighting in Spain