MEPs in Strasbourg plenary

MEPs pass measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance

25 November 2015

MEPs approve recommendations from Parliament's special tax committee, though concerns are voiced over erosion of national sovereignty.

Guy Verhofstadt MEP

Paris attacks: Verhofstadt demands 'real European integration' for security policies

24 November 2015

In a letter to Juncker and home affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, Guy Verhofstadt calls for enhanced cooperation between the member states in the fight against terrorism.

Women mourning in Egypt

MEPs strongly criticise Bahrain's human rights record

24 November 2015

Following the release of a report assessing the human rights situation in Bahrain, MEPs call for "urgent rethink of relations between EU and Gulf States".


Kaja Kallas

Robotics set to generate new jobs

24 November 2015

While people may worry about robots taking their jobs, history has shown that the rise of machines is conducive to a rise in employment, explains Kaja Kallas.


Brussels faces third day of security lockdown

23 November 2015

Terrorist suspects still at large as Belgian capital stays on high alert.

Adam Kosa

Robotics set to have impact on people with disabilities

23 November 2015

Assistive technologies are likely to be of great help in improving the lives of people with disabilities, says Adám Kósa.

Mady Delvaux

EU robotics rules: right time to address ethical issues

23 November 2015

To turn the robotics revolution into an opportunity, the EU needs a sound legal framework, writes Mady Delvaux.

Glyn Ford

In My Day: EU-China relations

5 November 2015

The EU is no longer a global player when it comes to dealing with the 'Red Dragon of the East', argues Glyn Ford.

TTIP, US-EU relations

Trans-Pacific trade deal set to clear path for TTIP agreement

6 October 2015

MEPs warn EU competitiveness is at risk unless similar EU-US deal is concluded.

Meat hanging in a butchers

It’s time to put meat on the climate negotiating table

25 November 2015

A global reduction in meat consumption could bring a quarter of the emissions reductions needed to meet the two degree target at which dangerous climate change can be avoided, writes Laura Wellesley.

A French flag with the 'Peace for Paris' symbol hangs on the door of an apartment building in Paris

Thrashing not swimming: Bombing Islamists in Syria won't stop terrorism

18 November 2015

A reaction to events in Paris was inevitable. However, argues Craig Murray, are the actions being used to create an impression of an effective response?

A wind farm at sunset

Energy Policy: Citizens' trust essential for transition to a low carbon Europe

13 November 2015

To achieve European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's ambitious pledge to make Europe’s energy union "the world number one in renewable energies", the EU must gain citizens' trust, write Gert-Jan van der Panne and Olav Øye.


David Cameron and Europe: From posture to rupture

13 November 2015

The UK Prime Minister's Eurosceptic posturing on EU membership has been bad enough, but his latest demands, if followed through, could lead to a British rupture with Europe, warns Andrew Duff.

Richard Howitt

Migration Summit: EU must provide right short-term response while addressing underlying causes of the refugee crisis

11 November 2015

British S&D MEP, Richard Howitt reports directly from Malta on the key issues at the Valetta summit on migration.

18 November 2015

Jonathan Hill interview, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU Robotics Week, DG Connect's Roberto Viola on the Internet of Things, 5Qs with Guy Verhofstadt, ending bullfighting subsidies and more...

10 November 2015

UK's demands won't be allowed to interfere with integrationist plans of other EU member states, warns EU parliament's biggest group.

10 November 2015

David Cameron outlines in detail his plans for the renegotiation.


5 November 2015

If Europe wants to avoid becoming China's dumping ground, then it must postpone granting China market economy status, argue Milan Nitzschke and Laurent Ruessmann.

26 October 2015

The European citizens' initiative is at risk of being undermined by several amendments, argues Gerald Häfner. 


26 October 2015

Fundamental and accelerating changes in the Arctic are bringing new challenges and opportunities, writes Jardar Jensen.

30 September 2015

Who is controlling the counter-narratives to extremism? This is the question that many EU policymakers want answered, argues Tehmina Kazi.

28 September 2015

EU leaders need to implement a more comprehensive disability approach within the EU legislative framework, argues Luk Zelderloo.

18 November 2015

The AFET committee heard German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier talk on the fight against terrorism in light of the recent Paris attacks, Germany's "open border" policy and the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

12 November 2015

The 2015 launch of the Energy Infrastructure Forum took place on 9 and 10 November in the Copenhagen, Denmark. Please find further details below.

28 October 2015

Yesterday, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented to EP Plenary the Commission’s work programme for 2016 entitled "No time for business as usual". Please find more details below.

16 October 2015

This week, in committee and plenary, the European Parliament discussed what the "Safe Harbour" ruling means for future data protection rules.

14 October 2015

On Tuesday, the LIBE Committee held an exchange of views with the Committee of European Affairs of the French National Assembly on migration and asylum.