Michael Theurer addressing the European Parliament

EU needs fair tax competition framework

2 October 2015

The work of Parliament's special tax committee is unprecedented in the EU institutions, but it needs time to do more, writes Michael Theurer.

Sajjad Karim MEP

EU must do more to tackle Islamophobia

2 October 2015

Racist attacks threaten founding principles of EU, we must act, writes Sajjad Karim.

eHealth must benefit both doctors and patients

1 October 2015

New technologies can help improve access to healthcare, however we must ensure no one is excluded, writes Martina Anderson.

Christel Schaldemose

EU needs to urgently reduce use of antibiotics

1 October 2015

If we don't reduce the use of antibiotics, we will be decades away from not being able to treat a simple sore throat, warns Christel Schaldemose.

S&D MEP Karin Kadenbach

EU must work together to combat chronic disease

1 October 2015

EU Commission's joint action on tackling disease will help improve healthcare standards.

Nigel Farage

Eurosceptic MEPs condemn EU Parliament's call for budget increase

30 September 2015

Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage seizes on decision as proof that 'the longer UK stays in EU, the more it costs'.

Cristian Silviu Bușoi

Austerity cuts having negative impact on EU patient safety plans

30 September 2015

Medical errors and insufficient patient safety are a huge burden on member states' healthcare budgets, says Cristian-Silviu Buşoi.

Google Shopping

Improving parcel delivery services will boost eCommerce

23 September 2015

As part of the digital single market we must work to improve parcel delivery systems, argues Olga Sehnalová.

Vicky Ford

The sharing economy could change the way in which we interact for the better

22 September 2015

The sharing economy is changing the way we interact and we must adapt accordingly, argues Vicky Ford.

Dita CHARANZOVÁ at parliament

Over-regulation means more and more EU start-ups leaving for US

21 September 2015

To compete with the US, we need a more flexible, innovative business environment, argues Dita Charanzová.

Evelyne Gebhardt

The EU and US share concerns on regulating new business models

21 September 2015

The EU has a lot to learn from Silicon Valley's success, writes Evelyne Gebhardt.

Violeta Bulc

Trans-European transport network could create up to 10 million jobs

21 September 2015

EU funding for transport projects will help better connect cities and regions and boost job creation, growth and sustainability, writes Violeta Bulc.

EU-China handshake

Denying China market economy status would be 'bad politics'

29 September 2015

Granting China market economy status would not be a threat to EU jobs, argue David Kleimann and Sophia Müller.

Picture of euros

Could EU efforts to build capital markets hurt SMEs?

24 September 2015

Few in leadership positions truly understand the unique challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), writes Natasha Levanti.

Anna Lisa Boni

Europe's cities are on the frontline in tackling the refugee crisis

21 September 2015

Our cities are showing the leadership that EU national governments are lacking, argues Anna Lisa Boni.


Palestine blamed for delaying return to Israeli peace talks

18 September 2015

Israel strongly supports the idea of a meeting between Israeli, Palestinian and Council leaders in Brussels, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.

Smoking, cigarettes

More transparency needed in EU tobacco dealings

11 September 2015

Tobacco lobbying would be far less effective if it followed the FCTC guidelines and was more transparent, says former MEP Rebecca Taylor.

30 September 2015

Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage seizes on decision as proof that 'the longer UK stays in EU, the more it costs'.

25 September 2015

David Cameron and Philip Hammond have visited Brussels to make their case for EU reform.

11 September 2015

The EU turns everything it takes control over into a disaster and should stop interfering in national affairs, argues Nigel Farage.

11 September 2015

More state visits across Europe have been on the agenda, with a recent scorecard suggesting progress has been made in a number of areas. 

11 September 2015

With Brexit looming, George Osborne's treaty change demands are met with enthusiasm from MEPs, though they remain divided on whether they will be achieved.

17 July 2015

Cancer is a global scourge requiring a global solution, say ESMO's Fortunato Ciardiello and Alexandru Eniu.

16 July 2015

Secularism, as a bulwark to radicalisation, should be a key EU foreign policy priority, argues the European Foundation for Democracy's Tommaso Virgili.

3 July 2015

Chinese companies have become the fastest growing source of foreign investment in Europe, writes Victor Zhang.

30 June 2015

 The EU and member states have not fully implemented the principles of the UN convention, argues Luk Zelderloo.

29 June 2015

The European commission must ensure that social media companies will respect national laws against incitement to religious hatred and violence, says Roberta Bonazzi.

30 September 2015

On Monday, the European Ombudsman hosted an event to discuss the ways in which trilogues could be improved for the future. 

25 September 2015

David Cameron and Philip Hammond have visited Brussels to make their case for EU reform.

24 September 2015

On Wednesday, the European Commission presented the state of play on the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal to the ENVI Committee.

22 September 2015

On Monday the Deputy Director General of DG Trade, Mauro Petriccione, presented the Commission's new draft text on ISDS to the INTA Committee.

18 September 2015

Environment ministers meeting in Brussels on September 18 adopted the EU's negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December.