Movers and Shakers | 8 November 2019

8 November 2019

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our Movers and Shakers column.

Civil society bemoans increasing difficulty in performing role ‘effectively’

8 November 2019

The groups in various EU countries say this is partly due to “insufficient meaningful participation” of civil society in the decision-making process.

Macron’s clandestine gangs comments reminiscent of ‘darker times in French history’ says Bulgarian MEP

7 November 2019

ECR group deputy Angel Dzhambazki has sent an open letter to European Parliament president David Sassoli calling for an apology from French president.

2020 can be the start of a new Greens decade, says Monica Frassoni

7 November 2019

Outgoing Green party co-leader says the EU has a key role in tackling climate change but still has much to do.

Overseas voters will again be hampered in UK election, say campaigners

6 November 2019

Campaigners have warned that up to 3 million overseas voters will again be prevented from participating in the UK general election next month.

Why Europe should support nuclear medicine

13 November 2019

Nuclear medicine is a discipline at the forefront of science and healthcare, providing remedies for previously untreatable conditions, and it deserves Europe’s support, writes Antonis Kalemis.

On the threshold of a circular economy

7 November 2019

Innovation will bring us the future we aspire to, if we provide the transparency and freedom needed to unleash our full potential, writes Nils Torvalds.

Von der Leyen Commission already historic, says former EU employment chief

6 November 2019

László Andor says the structure of the new EU executive potentially opens the door to much greater pluralism.

New datasets to understand wildfires and river flows

6 November 2019

Francesca Di Giuseppe and Christel Prudhomme, from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), explain how new data can help in the fight against climate change.

Sustainable accounting standards and taxonomy

5 November 2019

As the EU sets out to define criteria for what constitutes sustainable economic activity, it must be capable of covering all sectors, writes Sirpa Pietikäinen

A framework for sustainable investment

4 November 2019

The European Commission must hear its citizens and act – and invest – to create a culture of genuine sustainable investment, writes Dimitrios Papadimoulis.

AI: Giving healthcare professionals 'The Gift of Time'

24 September 2019

AI will transform the lives of both patients and healthcare professionals, explains Jan-Philipp Beck.

Healthy workplaces lighten the load

23 September 2019

Christa Sedlatschek reflects on 25 years of making Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive.

7 November 2019

As he prepares to take on the role of Commission Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, Valdis Dombrovskis tells us why sustainable finance is essential both in safeguarding our planet’s future and making the financial sector a part of the green transition.

23 October 2019

Our MEP Awards 2020 host Eva Maydell tells us why it’s important to highlight the work of MEPs and what she expects from the next five years.

23 October 2019

Huawei’s Abraham Liu believes we’re on the cusp of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ – and the leadership for it can come from Europe.

Accelerating Green Finance

8 November 2019

Participants at a recent event in Brussels were told that greening the financial system and financing the transition to a cleaner, zero-carbon economy, could be the investment opportunity of the 21st century. Brian Johnson and Lorna Hutchinson report.

New opportunities

23 October 2019

The potential of new technologies like 5G should be weighed against possible security risks, a recent conference in the European Parliament was told. Martin Banks reports.

Girls Speak Out

23 October 2019

The European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) brought together youth advocates and newly-elected MEPs to discuss how the EU can scale up its commitment for girls to pursue their goals. Lorna Hutchinson reports on an inspirational initiative to help shape a better world for all girls

6 November 2019

Campaigners have warned that up to 3 million overseas voters will again be prevented from participating in the UK general election next month.

4 November 2019

As Valdis Dombrovskis, prepares to take on the role of Commission Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, he tells us why sustainable finance is essential both in safeguarding our planet’s future and making the financial sector a part of the green transition.

1 November 2019

Organisations fighting to keep the door open for Britain to remain in the EU welcomed the decision by EU Member States to grant the UK a further Brexit extension to 31 January.

4 November 2019

Alexandra Louise Rosenfield Phillips (UK, Greens/EFA) is a member of Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs committee.

24 October 2019

Jessica Polfjärd (SE/EPP) is Vice-chair of the European Parliament’s delegation to Mexico.

27 September 2019

István Ujhelyi (HU/S&D) is vice-chair of the parliaments transport and tourism (TRAN) committee.

7 November 2019

Outgoing Green party co-leader says the EU has a key role in tackling climate change but still has much to do.

7 November 2019

As he prepares to take on the role of Commission Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, Valdis Dombrovskis tells us why sustainable finance is essential both in safeguarding our planet’s future and making the financial sector a part of the green transition.

5 November 2019

As the EU sets out to define criteria for what constitutes sustainable economic activity, it must be capable of covering all sectors, writes Sirpa Pietikäinen