Parliament backed a draft bill to increase European production of ammunition and missiles.

The new legislation on seizing criminal assets would ensure fast and efficient freezing operations everywhere in the EU, and quicker compensation for victims.

Parliament decided to urgently deal with a draft bill to increase European production of ammunition and missiles.

Parliament gave its green light to suspending EU import duties on Ukrainian exports of agricultural products for another year to support the country’s economy.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz debated with MEPs during the 'This is Europe' series, calling for a united Europe capable of changing to secure its place in the world of tomorrow.

On 3 May, the World Press Freedom Day, the European Parliament officially launched the call for submissions for entries to the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism.

The scheme adopted on Tuesday aims to incentivise the joint procurement of defence products and strengthen the European Defence Union.

EU political elites advancing Gazprom’s agenda and Hungary’s susceptibility to Russian intelligence activities are among many examples named in the new report

During the first Inter-Committee meeting with Ukrainian Parliament, leading MEPs reiterated the European Parliament’s intention to continue to do its utmost to assist Ukraine in its EU integration process.


Even before Ukraine came under attack from Russia in February 2022, the EU was keen to support Kyiv and forge closer links. Find out how.

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda urged the EU to continue supporting Ukraine in its fight for freedom and to keep its doors open to Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.

A delegation of MEPs discussed with their Ukrainian hosts efforts to build resilience against hybrid attacks, in the context of Russian aggression.

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly examined how to take the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative forward.

MEPs call for serious consideration to be given to delivering fighter jets, helicopters, appropriate missile systems and a substantial increase in munitions to Ukraine.

Latvian President Egils Levits called on Europe to find the political will to try Russia for its crimes and give Ukraine a future in Europe.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the European Parliament during an extraordinary plenary session in Brussels.

We are here today on this historic occasion to welcome the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to the European Parliament.

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit, MEPs reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine’s EU membership, reiterating the need for a merit-based accession process.

The war in Ukraine reminds us of the darkest chapters of European history, says David McAllister, the chair of Parliament’s foreign affairs committee

In a resolution, MEPs demand the Russian political and military leadership be held accountable for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.

War in Ukraine, rising global authoritarianism, a more assertive China and the climate emergency have caused a tectonic shift in the geopolitical landscape, MEPs warn.

In a debate with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen, MEPs called for continued support for Ukraine and a common EU response to the US inflation reduction act.

MEPs agreed to a modified regulation allowing the €18 billion support package to be transferred to Ukraine after Hungary had vetoed the original proposal.

MEPs deplore that 90 years after the Holodomor, Russia is again committing horrific crimes in Ukraine.

Parliament’s 2022 Sakharov Prize was awarded to the brave people of Ukraine, in a ceremony on 14 December.

The donation of a generator, made by President Metsola on behalf of the European Parliament, as part of the Generators of Hope campaign, is to help Ukrainians get through the winter.

A delegation of MEPs went to Kyiv to show solidarity with residents and the government of Ukraine, and to discuss security and defence developments.

MEPs approved an €18 billion loan to support Ukraine during Russia’s war against the country.

To provide Ukraine with power generators, EP President Metsola and Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and President of Eurocities, launched the Generators of Hope campaign.

Following the atrocities carried out by Vladimir Putin’s regime against Ukrainian civilians, MEPs have recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for an EU budget 2023 that addresses the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic recovery process more effectively.

The EP and Council have reached an agreement on not accepting passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied areas of Ukraine and Georgia.

MEPs heard from experts and the Ukrainian economic development committee chair about the economic effect of the EU’s sanctions on Russia and the EU itself.

Parliament gave its green light to the EU agreements with Ukraine and Moldova to ease the cross-border transport of goods.

In a resolution MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about rise in Russian disinformation campaigns against EU missions in Africa

The EU’s budget for 2023 should aim to deal with the many crises facing Europe, says lead MEP Nicolae Ştefănuță.

Former Parliament President Pat Cox has played a key role in EU and European Parliament support for Ukraine and its parliament.

The Verkohvna Rada, the official name of the Ukrainian parliament, has managed to keep going since Russia invaded back in February - in part thanks to the support of the European Parliament. It has supported the Rada since 2004, but these efforts are now cast in a completely new light, with one overarching goal on the horizon: helping Ukraine to one day join the EU.

“We need a revision of the EU long-term budget to adapt to crisis and finance new priorities”, said European Parliament President Roberta Metsola at the European Council.

Addressing MEPs, Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová called for a defence of democracy and European values, and EU solidarity in the face of multiple crises.

The European Parliament agreed on the 20th of October not to accept travel documents that Russia has issued in the areas it illegally occupies in Ukraine and Georgia.

Two journalists, Clément Di Roma and Carol Valade, have been awarded the 2022 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for their documentary “The Central African Republic under Russian influence”

MEPs have awarded the brave people of Ukraine, represented by their president, elected leaders and civil society, the 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

MEPs demand an EU budget for 2023 that addresses the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic recovery process more effectively.

The finalists for the 2022 Sakharov Prize are Julian Assange, the people of Ukraine and their representatives and The Colombian Truth Commission.

Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs call on the EU to overcome the status quo and reenergise the enlargement process within its own ranks and in accession countries.

The President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, together with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Markéta Pekarová Adamová, hosted women Speakers of Parliament of the European Union. In her speech, President Metsola said that Europe can do more to help Ukrainian women and children.

Addressing the EU Ambassadors’ Conference, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola spoke about the importance to always defend our European way of democracy, rights and liberties.

EP President Roberta Metsola’s strong call for European unity in providing military support to Ukraine and in response to the energy crisis at the Prague informal European Council.

MEPs urge all countries and international organisations to condemn unequivocally the sham referenda in Ukraine and Russia’s attempt to acquire territory by force.

Parliament advocates more emergency measures to ease the pressure of rapidly rising energy prices on European households and businesses.

EU countries and regions will receive extra support to alleviate the consequences of the Russian war in Ukraine, following a green light by MEPs

Othmar Karas, the European Parliament’s first vice-president, travelled with members of national parliaments to Kyiv on 30 September to express support for Ukraine.

Addressing 'Night of European Ideas' in Berlin, President Metsola called for further support to Ukraine. "Tanks are needed. We must be able to take that next step."

Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, visited Kyiv on 21 and 22 September on invitation of his counterpart of the Verkhovna Rada, Viacheslav Shtuchnyi. Secretary-General Welle's delegation comprised staff from Parliament's involved services. The main purpose of the visit was to identify how the EP administration can best help the Verkhovna Rada in the preparation of Ukraine's accession to the European Union.

The Civil Liberties Committee looked into the practical experience of the temporary protection for Ukrainians fleeing the war.

In her Keynote Speech at the G7 Speakers’ Summit in Berlin, the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola spoke on the necessity to stand up for democracy.

Leading MEPs warn of a further serious escalation as a result of Russian attempts to formally annex more of occupied Ukraine.

Civil Liberties committee MEPs adopted recommendations for an EU-Interpol cooperation agreement, which is currently in the negotiation stage.

In her speech to MEPs in Strasbourg, Finnish PM Sanna Marin urged Europe to support Ukraine militarily and to boost Europe’s energy independence with renewables.

In the annual State of the European Union debate, MEPs quizzed President von der Leyen on the Commission’s work in the past year and its upcoming plans.

By 2030, the European Parliament wants renewable energy to be used much more, and energy consumption to be greatly reduced.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola addressed Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada as part of the country’s Statehood Day celebrations.

MEPs backed simplified rules for the use of EU regional funds to address the consequences of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced millions of people to leave their homes. Find out what the EU is doing to help them and manage its external borders.

On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €1 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its external financing needs that have ballooned due to the war.

MEPs backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian refugees to keep their national driving licences, exempting them from the obligation to exchange them for EU ones.

MEPs welcomed the decision to open the EU’s doors to Ukraine and Moldova, but asked leaders to strengthen the EU, and tackle the latest crisis.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala presented the programme and main goals of the Czech Council Presidency’s semester.

Find out how enlargement works and how countries can join the European Union.

Granting candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova would not only strengthen the two countries, but also the EU, Roberta Metsola told EU leaders.

EU leaders must live up to their historical responsibility and give a clear political signal to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, confirming their European perspective.

During the “This is Europe” debate with Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, MEPs expressed support for Croatia’s adoption of the Euro and joining Schengen.

Russia’s war against Ukraine has strengthened public support for the EU, the EP Spring Eurobarometer survey published on the 22 of June finds.

A delegation from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, led by Chair Norbert Lins, will travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border on 20-21 June 2022.

A delegation of eight Development Committee MEPs will make a three-day visit to Republic of Moldova, from Wednesday 15 June, to assess the humanitarian impact of the war in Ukraine.

The Conference of President adopted the following EP groups’ leaders statement:

In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Parliament calls for the Versailles Declaration to be implemented more quickly through a step-change in EU Foreign, Security and Defence policy.

In his address to MEPs, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Ruslan Stefanchuk called on the EU to endorse his country’s membership application.

MEPs welcomed the unity and additional sanctions delivered by the European Council but called for more arms to Ukraine and more attention to those struggling within the EU.

One month after Russia attacked Ukraine, MEPs unanimously condemned the brutal invasion and urged the EU to further sanction Moscow and protect the European economy.

Roberta Metsola called on EU leaders to commit to long-term engagement when it comes to Ukraine, including securing energy independence for the EU

MEPs strongly condemn the support that the Belarusian regime under dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka has provided to Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.

MEPs greenlit new rules that will allow Eurojust to safely store and analyse evidence related to war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.

Parliament backed a one-year suspension of EU import duties on all Ukrainian exports, to support the country’s economy.

MEPs call for funding to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, by confiscating Russian oligarchs’ assets, new EU own resources, and using the existing EU budget fully.

To preserve food security in light of the war in Ukraine, the European Commission should examine possible temporary derogations from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Industry, research and energy committee MEPs met with MPs of the Energy Community Contracting Parties on 17 May in Brussels under the umbrella of the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum.

The European Parliament's visitors centre - Parlamentarium - is hosting artworks by Ukrainian artists as part of the joint initiative Imagine Ukraine with M HKA, the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp.

MEPs applaud European transport and tourism operators for helping refugees from Ukraine, demand Russia return stolen airplanes and call on the EU to tighten sanctions on Russia.

Parliament calls on the EU to protect women fleeing Ukraine from violence and trafficking, and to grant them access to essential health services.

In a debate with French Minister Delegate Brigitte Klinkert and President Ursula von der Leyen, MEPs said internal EU unity and solidarity is crucial now and for the future reconstruction of Ukraine.

MEPs supported Mario Draghi’s call to reform the EU to guarantee sustainable economic growth and transition, during a “This is Europe” debate in Strasbourg.

The legal affairs and employment committees held a discussion on the risks of exploitation faced by children fleeing the conflict in Ukraine on 21 April.

MEPs, experts and stakeholders debated the threats faced by women from Ukraine escaping violence and warfare, including forced prostitution and sexual assault on 21 April.

EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive €3.4 billion, MEPs decided on 7 April.

Joint press release of the European Commission and the European Parliament

Parliament expresses indignation over reported atrocities by the Russian armed forces and demands that perpetrators of war crimes be held accountable.

MEPs call for children fleeing war in Ukraine to be given safe passage and for assistance for those internally displaced or unable to leave areas under siege.

Debating the EU Summit on 24-25 March with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell, MEPs united in showing solidarity and giving more help to Ukraine.

President Roberta Metsola updated the house on her visit to Ukraine on 1 April and appealed for more logistical, humanitarian and military support, at the opening of European Parliament's plenary session.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola was in Kyiv on 1 April to deliver a message of courage and hope to all Ukrainians defending their country.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, together with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, met with Ukrainians having fled the war at the Otwock school in the region of Warsaw on 2 April.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has today visited Kyiv to express the European Union´s support and hope to the Ukrainian people and condemn the unjustified Russian attack. She travelled on the invitation of the Chairman of the Ukranian Parliament Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk.

Parliament President Roberta Metsola praised the EU’s response to the war in Ukraine and called on EU leaders to stand by those in need of protection.

Statement by the European Parliament's Conference of Delegation Chairs

Parliament calls for immediate and substantial food aid to Ukraine and for the EU to make its food production more independent.

Parliament gave the green light to redirect EU regional and asylum funding to EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on 24 March.

Addressing MEPs on 23 March, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stressed that Nato and the EU are more resolved and united than ever and that pressure on Putin must be increased.

From Monday 21 March to Thursday 24 March, Parliament is organising the Ukraine Solidarity Days to show its support for Ukraine's parliament following the Russian invasion.

MEPs committed to pushing EU governments to do more to help Ukraine against Russia’s aggression, in a debate with the Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov.

On Thursday 17 March, Parliament’s President Roberta Metsola gave the keys to the Station Europe building to the Ukrainian civil society organisation Promote Ukraine.

European Council and Commission statements on the EU-Russia relations, European security and Russia’s military threat against Ukraine.

In a debate on EU-Russia relations, European security and Russia’s military threat against Ukraine, MEPs called for a united response and voiced support for Ukraine.

Protesters march in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in downtown Moscow on January 23, 2021. The placard with an image of the Kremlin critic reads

Parliament is deeply concerned by the recent Russian military build-up on Ukraine border and revelations of Russian agents behind explosions in Czechia

An Ukrainian Military Forces serviceman walks along a snow covered trench on the frontline with the Russia-backed separatists near Zolote village, in the eastern Lugansk region, on January 21, 2022. ©AFP/Anatolii STEPANOV

Russia’s military attack on Ukraine is just one of the latest sources of tension in the country’s relations with the EU. Find out more.

Local residents walk past a destroyed building in the small town of Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region. © AFP/Aleksey Filippov

Against the backdrop of increasing Russian military threats against Ukraine, MEPs say any aggression by Moscow must come at a high economic and political price.

President Metsola during Zelenskyy speech

Debating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 1 March, MEPs expressed unwavering support for Ukraine and for efforts to bring the country closer to the European community.

Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko addressing MEPs on International Women’s Day 2022.

On International Women’s Day on 8 March, Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko addressed the European Parliament on the plight of her fellow citizens under attack by Russia.

As more than two million refugees flee war in Ukraine, mostly towards the EU, member states will have to continue showing solidarity, MEPs said on 8 March.

 Kaja Kallas (left) and Roberta Metsola

MEPs joined Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in calling for more EU defence, reduced energy dependence and solidarity with Ukraine in a plenary debate on 9 March.