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Panama Papers scandal "gets to the heart of our democracy", says whistleblower

27 September 2016

One of the journalists who uncovered the Panama Papers scandal has appealed to MEPs to help "shed light" on the "parallel world" of offshore companies.

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EU Commission insists TTIP talks will go ahead as planned

26 September 2016

Meanwhile, a special Council meeting will be convened next month with the aim of agreeing the controversial EU-Canada trade deal.

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Schulz in London: No à la carte menu for UK's membership of single market

23 September 2016

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has had a "good productive" meeting with UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to a close aide to the MEP.

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Antonio Tajani: Anti-Semitism still alive in EU

23 September 2016

Former European Commissioner Antonio Tajani says Europe is "deluding" itself if it thinks it is "immune" to the "faces of anti-Semitism."

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Movers and Shakers | 23 September 2016

23 September 2016

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

Refugee children in Greece, by Steve Evans

Hungarians urged to boycott referendum on refugees

23 September 2016

Critics of Hungary's government have called for a boycott of its Brexit-style referendum next month on the EU's migration policy because it is "xenophobic".

Catherine Bearder

EU must tackle billion-euro wildlife crime industry

27 September 2016

Wildlife trafficking presents a serious and growing threat, argues Catherine Bearder.

Henna Virkkunen

Bio-economy could help EU achieve its climate goals

26 September 2016

Transitioning to a bio-economy goes hand-in-hand with embracing the circular economy, and will boost growth and employment, says Henna Virkkunen.

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2016 CITES Conference of the Parties tackles an urgent conservation agenda

23 September 2016

Wildlife crime that transcends national borders needs a transnational response, write Susan Lieberman and Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy.

Karmenu Vella

EU action plan against wildlife trafficking: Prevention, partnership and implementation

23 September 2016

For the first time, the EU will act as a full party at a CITES conference, where crucial amendments to wildlife protection rules are expected to be adopted, writes Karmenu Vella.

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EU must act now on Calais security problems, says road transport union chief

21 September 2016

EU and national policymakers must take urgent action to address the deteriorating security situation on the approaches to Calais, argues Jan Nemec.

26 September 2016

Vytenis Andriukaitis explains what challenges the EU can expect in the coming decades, how the Commission will be supporting the member states to keep their populations healthy, and addresses that viral tweet.

13 September 2016

Veteran MEP Pervenche Berès talks reconnecting the EU with its citizens, Barroso's betrayal and the key issues that must not be overlooked in the upcoming Brexit negotiations - should they happen.

14 July 2016

As Slovakia takes the helm of the EU Council presidency for the first time, Ivan Korčok talks to the Parliament Magazine about why the country will work to be an engine of positivity, and how it plans to unite a fragmented Europe.

15 June 2016

Unlike many of its neighbouring cities, none of Mechelen's youths have fled to Syria or Iraq. Here, Mayor Bart Somers explains the secrets of the city's successful anti-radicalisation strategy.

15 June 2016

As the Brexit referendum looms ever closer, which side will emerge victorious? That depends who you ask. Here, Glenis Willmott, Catherine Bearder, Emma McClarkin and Roger Helmer discuss the potential breakaway from the EU and whether the UK will thrive as a world leader away from Brussels.

Andrew Duff

Loss of UK MEPs an opportunity to enhance European Parliament's democratic legitimacy

1 September 2016

Brexit may well provide an unintentional boost to EU Federalist hopes of running pan-European transnational party lists at the 2019 European elections, writes Andrew Duff.

Jens Stoltenberg

Nato and cyber-attacks: Time to raise our game

29 July 2016

They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg.

Andrew Duff

Everything you need to know about Article 50 (but were afraid to ask)

5 July 2016

Most people will have never read a single article of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) before they stumbled recently across Article 50.

Henri Malosse

Brexit: EU urgently needs new treaty

1 July 2016

The Brexit referendum should be seen as an opportunity to reform Europe and place citizens at the heart of decision making, says Henri Malosse.

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Why did Bookmakers favour a Brexit Remain victory?

29 June 2016

In a two-horse race the odds overwhelmingly favoured Remain, so why did the betting industry still predict that the vote would be close? Khalid Ali explains.

26 September 2016

Vytenis Andriukaitis explains what challenges the EU can expect in the coming decades, how the Commission will be supporting the member states to keep their populations healthy, and addresses that viral tweet.

26 September 2016

European Health Forum Gastein special issue, Biotech Week, interview with Alyn Smith, CETA vs TTIP, Wildflife trafficking, ETS, 5 Questions with Daniel Dalton MEP and more…

23 September 2016

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has had a "good productive" meeting with UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to a close aide to the MEP.

22 September 2016

European Parliament President Martin Schulz will again re-state his "hard line" approach on the upcoming Brexit talks when he meets Theresa May on Thursday.

21 September 2016

EU and national policymakers must take urgent action to address the deteriorating security situation on the approaches to Calais, argues Jan Nemec.

20 September 2016

The UK runs the risk of being fined by the Commission if it attempts to start trade talks that are explicitly prohibited under the existing EU treaty.

19 September 2016

More MEPs have welcomed the choice of Briton Julian King as the first ever European Commissioner for the security union.

16 September 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Friday's special summit in Bratislava that the EU is in a "critical situation."

20 September 2016

The PAPIRUS project tested Public Procurement of Innovation in the field of energy efficiency of buildings and developed educational tools on proper implementation of PPI, explains Paweł Nowakowski.

20 September 2016

The PAPIRUS project offers a free and practical eLearning course for public authorities, explains Paweł Nowakowski.

8 September 2016

MEPs have a golden opportunity to fix ETS indirect carbon costs compensation, but achieving their ambition will require that they go the extra mile, write Guy Thiran and Gerd Götz.

30 August 2016

The move towards a true resource efficient and circular economy is an invitation to think differently about the way we produce, consume and use, argues Maarten Labberton.

18 July 2016

If Europe is serious about saving elephants, then it must end its own trade in ivory, argues Vera Weber.

11 July 2016

The European Parliament should reject the Fourth Railway Package's flawed and confusing trialogue compromise, argues Sabine Trier

26 April 2016

The circular economy needs to tackle both technical and carbon loops. Bio-based plastics can provide the means, argues Henri Colens.

13 September 2016

On September 12, the LIBE Committee held a hearing with Sir Julian King, the Commissioner-designate for the Security Union.

12 September 2016

On September 8 2016, the ENVI Committee held an exchange of views with Slovak Minister of Environment, Mr László Sólymos on the priorities and programme of the Slovak Presidency in the area of environment and climate change. Please find below a summary of the discussion.

11 July 2016

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini held a first exchange of views with MEPs on the recently published EU Global Strategy. The need for proper implementation was stressed during the debate.

21 June 2016

On June 20, the Environment Council discussed the NEC Directive. Please find below a summary of the debate.

8 June 2016

On June 8, the European Parliament discussed the mid-term review of the investment plan. Please find a summary below.

1 June 2016

Meeting in Brussels earlier this week, national ministers discussed reviewing the modernisation agenda for higher education.

26 May 2016

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator speaks to foreign affairs MEPs about the latest developments in EU's cooperation with third countries for counter-terrorism.

18 May 2016

On May 17, Ministers discussed the establishment of an EU Platform on animal welfare following the publication of the Eurobarometer survey on Animal Welfare.