Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, stands at a podium as he delivers his state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France
A single Union Jack flag sits on a desk during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France
Commission President Juncker jokes with a MEP ahead of a debate on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.
Members of the European Parliament hold paper masks depicting US whistleblower and former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden during a vote in Strasbourg on the US’s surveillance programme and its impact on the rights of EU citizens
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Members take part in a vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.
Italy’s Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli takes her daughter Vittoria to a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
Members of the European parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg on Thursday.