The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways.
Rock star Bono has called on artists to celebrate the “romance” of Europe at a time when the value of the EU has come under question.
A second Ukip MEP has quit the party in protest at the “extreme nationalist and reactionary” views of leader Gerard Batten.
UK music industry figures have welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to pass changes to EU copyright laws which intend to update them for the digital age.
Britain’s data watchdog has told the European Parliament she is “deeply concerned” about the impact on democracy of the misuse of social media users’ personal information.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to give evidence to the European Parliament about the use of personal data, the Parliament’s president has announced.