Movers and Shakers | 16 August 2019

16 August 2019

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

Boris Johnson accuses MPs of 'collaborating' with Brussels to block No Deal Brexit

15 August 2019

Legal and political experts, campaigners and MPs have been accused of "collaborating" with Brussels to undermine the UK government's negotiating position by attempting to block a no-deal Brexit.

MPs reconsider Brexit proposal involving second referendum

14 August 2019

A plan designed to pass the UK Withdrawal Agreement in exchange for a second referendum on EU membership is being looked at again by MPs, it has emerged.

Likelihood of UK general election before end of year ‘higher than ever’

13 August 2019

A leading UK think tank says that the chances of a general election before the end of the year seem “higher than ever.”

Senior political figures urge overhaul of EU foreign policy

12 August 2019

A group of senior EU political figures have called for a “change in EU foreign policy” under the European Commission’s new President, Ursula von der Leyen.

Movers and Shakers | 9 August 2019

9 August 2019

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

How the largest American Muslim foundation was falsely demonised by white supremacists

9 August 2019

The escalating spate of mass shootings from Christchurch to El Paso has been enabled by the fact that millions of ordinary people now believe in the existence of an Islamist conspiracy to ‘replace’ white people through mass immigration and birth rates, writes Saeed Khan.

The EU must do more to fight the funding of Islamism across the continent

7 August 2019

The case of Qatari-controlled, UK-based Al Rayan Bank, which continues to provide financial services to a series of Islamist and extremist groups blacklisted by other institutions, highlights the dangers of lax financial oversight by the EU and its Member States, writes Nervana Mahmoud.

Adopting a gender-sensitive lens in global security

1 August 2019

Global security has deteriorated over the past decade, with the number of people forced to flee their homes due to violence, human rights violations and war on the increase. The EU must adopt and implement a gender-sensitive lens when dealing with this, writes Madi Sharma.

A wake-up call for EU fisheries ministers

31 July 2019

The latest scientific advice from The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) makes for sad reading - North Sea cod is severely depleted. However, this could be just what is needed to shock EU fisheries ministers into action, write Rebecca Hubbard and Dr Monica Verbeek.

Anti-palm oil lobbies bending the EU’s will

30 July 2019

Youssef Kobo explains how anti-palm oil lobbies are hurting the environment and the EU’s poorest members

Carry On Regardless: The Brexit Party hits Brussels

29 July 2019

The Brexit Party are political prisoners in Brussels. Or so they’d have you believe.  Despite standing in the European elections, knowing full well what awaited them, Nigel Farage and his band of Brexit-peddling cronies have been on a mission to expose to their faithful followers back home in Blighty that "Brussels" is the most dreadful of places: a wasteful, bureaucratic hellhole where little is achieved and where MEPs' pockets bulge with excessive pay and unwarranted expenses.

A strong industrial policy requires genuine ambition and true vision

4 February 2019

EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

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

15 July 2019

Magid Magid is everything anti-immigration politicians such as Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orbán fear and despise. He is a Muslim and a refugee. And he’s just become an MEP. He tells Rajnish Singh about his mission to shake up the EU

8 July 2019

Despite the potential for conflict, there is a general willingness among the world’s Arctic players to solve issues by cooperation rather than confrontation, Marie-Anne Coninsx tells Brian Johnson.

1 July 2019

Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the EU, compares US-EU relations to a marriage. He tells Rajnish Singh that “We’re like an old married couple. The kids have left, we still love each other, we’re never getting divorced, but we have some very specific and tough issues to address."

No Time to Waste

3 April 2019

If Europe is serious about tackling PET waste, it’s time everyone found ways to help the recycling industry access the raw materials they need.

MEP Awards 2019: Heartfelt reactions from our winners

21 March 2019

Last night “Europe’s Oscars” took place at the Concert Noble in Brussels, to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Parliament’s members across a multitude of policy fields.

Europe’s contraception deficit

8 March 2019

Almost half of all pregnancies in Europe are unplanned. More needs to be done to improve access to - and online information on - modern contraception methods, reports Lorna Hutchinson.

15 August 2019

Legal and political experts, campaigners and MPs have been accused of "collaborating" with Brussels to undermine the UK government's negotiating position by attempting to block a no-deal Brexit.

14 August 2019

A plan designed to pass the UK Withdrawal Agreement in exchange for a second referendum on EU membership is being looked at again by MPs, it has emerged.

13 August 2019

A leading UK think tank says that the chances of a general election before the end of the year seem “higher than ever.”

17 July 2019

Maria Spyraki (EL/EPP) is a 2019 MEP award winner and member of parliament’s ITRE and REGI committees

9 May 2019

Isabelle Thomas (FR, S&D) is a 2019 MEP Award winner and member of Parliament’s budget and fisheries committees

23 April 2019

Find out how boxing legend Muhammed Ali inspired this award-winning MEP.

12 August 2019

A group of senior EU political figures have called for a “change in EU foreign policy” under the European Commission’s new President, Ursula von der Leyen.

6 August 2019

A campaign group that first raised the alarm about the “mass disenfranchisement” of EU27 citizens before the European elections in May has now called on the UK Government to guarantee their right to participate in post-Brexit local elections.

29 July 2019

The Brexit Party are political prisoners in Brussels. Or so they’d have you believe.  Despite standing in the European elections, knowing full well what awaited them, Nigel Farage and his band of Brexit-peddling cronies have been on a mission to expose to their faithful followers back home in Blighty that "Brussels" is the most dreadful of places: a wasteful, bureaucratic hellhole where little is achieved and where MEPs' pockets bulge with excessive pay and unwarranted expenses.