MEPs say ball is in UK court over future relationship with EU

16 January 2019

MEPs are adamant that a no-deal Brexit would be in no one’s interest and say that it is up to the UK to make it clear what type of relationship it wants with the European Union.

Theresa May suffers historic drubbing in UK Parliament Brexit vote

16 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in a House of Commons vote, by 432 votes to 202.

EU leaders pay tribute to slain Gdansk mayor

15 January 2019

EU leaders have paid tribute to Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, who died after being stabbed by a knife-wielding assailant at the weekend.

Udo Bullmann: Give the British people a chance to ‘reassess’ Brexit

15 January 2019

Socialist group leader Udo Bullmann has branded the UK a “divided nation”, saying he has “severe doubts” there is a majority among the public to leave the EU and that the British people should be given a chance to “reassess the situation.”

European Green Party leaders urge second Brexit referendum

15 January 2019

The two joint leaders of the European Green Party have called for a second referendum on Brexit.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

Cooperation and investment are key when it comes to security and defence, explains Chris Lombardi

Individuals make innovation a reality

26 November 2018

Making innovation happen is more than just a motto for the EIT, writes Dirk Jan van den Berg.

Apprenticeships are a practical way for Europe's youth to kick-start careers

5 November 2018

McDonald's is helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed through apprenticeships, writes David Fairhurst.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

How Europe has priced out innovation: the example of plants

16 January 2019

Europe is lagging behind on several breakthrough technologies, especially in the field of agricultural biotechnology, explains Joanna Dupont-Inglis.

No ifs or buts: Consent-based rape legislation must apply across EU

9 January 2019

Despite most EU countries having signed and ratified the Istanbul Convention on violence against women, there is still a large disparity between Member States in the interpretation of what is deemed consensual, writes the EESC’s Madi Sharma.

Governments need to do more to uphold and safeguard human rights

8 January 2019

In Europe people are still discriminated against or denied access to their rights and not enough action is undertaken by governments to put an end to this, argues Terry Reintke.

Member States should stop turning a blind eye to product safety

7 January 2019

Europeans should not have to play a dangerous game of Russian roulette when they purchase products, argue Sirpa Pietikäinen, Françoise Grossetête and Bart Staes.

UK business and industry statement on Brexit is all bark and no bite

3 January 2019

The UK’s top five industry and business federations have issued a strong statement criticising Brexit. But beyond first glance, is there much substance to it, asks Denis MacShane.

Jeremy Corbyn: From thinly-veiled indifference to Europe basher

2 January 2019

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Bernie Sanders-type speeches denouncing austerity, cuts in the public realm and blasting Trump certainly go down well. But what about his view of - and vision for - Europe, asks Denis MacShane.

17 December 2018

As Chair of Parliament’s LIBE Committee, Claude Moraes has set a high bar for juggling prominent legislative files, having dealt with a number of ground-breaking pieces of legislation during his tenure. And he’s not finished yet.

23 November 2018

The chair of parliament’s SEDE committee Anna Elżbieta Fotyga discusses the threats Europe faces, cooperation with Nato, fake news, AI weapons and UK defence relations post Brexit.

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

10 October 2018

The chair of parliament’s regional development committee, Iskra Mihaylova, says this year’s edition of European Week of Regions and Cities is an ideal opportunity to come together to discuss common challenges and to identify possible solutions.

Double standards result from EU trade policies

18 December 2018

The EU seeks to improve human rights dialogue through its trade policies, but is it working, asks Madi Sharma, member of the European Economic and Social Committee.

International cooperation is key to promoting security

2 November 2018

Winning the fight against state-sponsored international terrorism requires more than vigilance, enforcement and national unity - it needs international coordination and cooperation.

EU has little room for manoeuvre in Brexit talks

16 October 2018

The EU’s margin for flexibility is limited in Brexit negotiations, and the sooner the UK accepts this the sooner a deal can be reached, writes S&D group MEP Jo Leinen.

The centralisation of authority in Bosnia-Herzegovina

5 October 2018

Bosnia-Herzegovina is stealthily being developed into a centralised unitary state, argues Republika Srpska's president Milorad Dodik.

Middle East companies ready to pounce on oil refining growth

27 September 2018

The oil industry’s historically forgotten business - petroleum refining and processing - is stepping into the limelight as the outlook for upstream exploration and production remains s uncertain, writes Sara Stefanini.

16 January 2019

MEPs are adamant that a no-deal Brexit would be in no one’s interest and say that it is up to the UK to make it clear what type of relationship it wants with the European Union.

16 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in a House of Commons vote, by 432 votes to 202.

15 January 2019

Socialist group leader Udo Bullmann has branded the UK a “divided nation”, saying he has “severe doubts” there is a majority among the public to leave the EU and that the British people should be given a chance to “reassess the situation.”

15 January 2019

The two joint leaders of the European Green Party have called for a second referendum on Brexit.

14 January 2019

As the furore surrounding Brexit reaches fever pitch, with British MPs widely expected to jettison Theresa May’s deal, the question remains - what next?

13 January 2019

A cross-party, 26-nation group of MEPs has issued a last-ditch plea to the UK to reconsider leaving the EU.

10 January 2019

As the UK prepares to wrap up its acrimonious divorce from the EU, questions are now being raised as to whether Article 50 will have to be extended, and if so, whether this could mean UK candidates participating in the European elections in May.

23 November 2018

Julie Girling (EPP, UK) member of the parliament’s environment committee and delegation to ASEAN

13 September 2018

Martina Dlabajová (ALDE, CZ) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s budgetary control committee.

11 July 2018

Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

21 June 2018

Ignazio Corrao (EFDD, IT) is a member of Parliament's development committee.

25 May 2018

Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s petitions committee.

9 May 2018

Laima Andrikienė (EPP, LT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan parliamentary cooperation committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia.

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

16 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in a House of Commons vote, by 432 votes to 202.

14 January 2019

As the furore surrounding Brexit reaches fever pitch, with British MPs widely expected to jettison Theresa May’s deal, the question remains - what next?

13 January 2019

A cross-party, 26-nation group of MEPs has issued a last-ditch plea to the UK to reconsider leaving the EU.

10 January 2019

As the UK prepares to wrap up its acrimonious divorce from the EU, questions are now being raised as to whether Article 50 will have to be extended, and if so, whether this could mean UK candidates participating in the European elections in May.

9 January 2019

Romania has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU, for the first time since joining the bloc in 2007, with warnings that it faces multiple challenges during its six-month tenure.

8 January 2019

Irish MEP Brian Hayes has been criticised for “taking the revolving door” to the private sector when he steps down as a deputy ahead of May’s European elections.

7 January 2019

MEPs from across the political spectrum have poured scorn on a new political party which is campaigning for Ireland to leave the EU and will field candidates in this year’s European elections.