EU Commission's finance DG accused of having 'sizeable revolving door'

19 April 2018

It has been revealed that four of the five former officials who headed the European Commission directorate responsible for financial regulation between 2008 and 2017 have gone on to work for financial industry companies they once oversaw or lobby firms which represent these firms.

EU Parliament backs resolution criticising Selmayr appointment - but falls short of demanding his resignation

18 April 2018

MEPs have backed a motion calling on the European Commission to reassess the procedure used for the controversial promotion of EU official Martin Selmayr.

Emmanuel Macron to EU Parliament: 'We need a European sovereignty'

17 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron was in plenary on Tuesday to debate the future of Europe with MEPs.

US to impose Russia sanctions while EU warns there can be 'no impunity' over Syrian chemical weapons attack

16 April 2018

The US is set to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over its support to Syria’s chemical weapons programme, according to Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hayley.

EU leaders react to Syria air strikes

16 April 2018

EU leaders and MEPs have given a rather positive response to the series of US-led air strikes in Syria,  although some have warned the move “risks causing a wildfire.”

Brexit: UK House of Lords to support EU customs union membership

16 April 2018

The British House of Lords is expected to vote in favour of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill calling for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to negotiate a deal which “enables the UK to continue participating in a customs union with the EU.” 

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies

5 February 2018

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies, writes Pascal Apostolides.

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of EU institutions

19 January 2018

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of Europe’s institutions, writes Stéphane Israël.

A shift to lightweighting demands heavyweight political support

17 April 2018

Lighter vehicles offer the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions from all vehicles. However, continuing to focus on a mass-based approach is an opportunity lost, writes Patrik Ragnarsson.

Why we need ecological biofuels

16 April 2018

We must establish concrete criteria for determining how sustainable growing, manufacturing, transporting and marketing biofuels is, says Paloma López Bermejo.

Can biofuels help make the EU more sustainable?

16 April 2018

Biofuels will certainly help green Europe’s energy supply, but just how big a role they will play in our overall push for sustainability remains unclear, says Seb Dance.

Biofuels have an important role to play in the energy union

16 April 2018

The EU is committed to ensuring that biofuels are truly sustainable and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, says Dominique Ristori.

5 questions with... Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

13 April 2018

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) is a member of Parliament’s industry, research and energy committee.

Dreaming of a 'European Serbia'

12 April 2018

Improved communication from Brussels and Serbia and the normalisation of relations with Kosovo could make Serbia’s European dream a reality, says Tanja Fajon.

10 April 2018

The first - and currently only - MEP from an ideologically feminist party, Soraya Post talks about the impact of #MeToo, intersectionality and why we should all be feminists.

22 March 2018

Midway through Bulgaria’s demanding EU Council presidency, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov explains why future Western Balkans accession is important for the security and prosperity of all Europeans.

6 March 2018

As the EU takes on further competences, including tackling the migration crisis and involving itself in security and defence, it is also facing the financial challenge of Brexit. Siegfried Mureşan outlines the possible challenges in the negotiations for the next MFF post-2020.

6 February 2018

Jyrki Katainen talks about his plans to tackle youth unemployment, deal with plastic pollution, ensure we have digital skills, successfully trade globally and have closer EU defence.

23 January 2018

A familiar face in Brussels circles, Jerzy Buzek talks about the importance of EU space policy, the clean energy package and his appreciation for water filters.

Is Berlin running the Brussels show?

16 April 2018

Germany's ever-expanding influence within the Brussels bubble is cause for concern, writes Henri Malosse.

For the good of Europe, Juncker must step down

9 April 2018

It’s time European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stepped down, writes Madi Sharma.

Frank de Winne: Space exploration requires international cooperation

19 March 2018

ISS Commander Frank De Winne talks building villages on the moon, cooperation with China and more.

Will the SPD last in Germany's new grand coalition?

5 March 2018

Germany's recent political turmoil has prompted renewal among the country's main parties - except for the SPD, writes Yuriy Sheyko.

17 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron was in plenary on Tuesday to debate the future of Europe with MEPs.

16 April 2018

The British House of Lords is expected to vote in favour of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill calling for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to negotiate a deal which “enables the UK to continue participating in a customs union with the EU.” 

9 April 2018

The future of sustainable and successful fisheries and a healthy marine environment needs ordinary fishermen to be involved at every level, writes Liadh Ní Riada.

4 April 2018

The internal market is integral to the EU’s prosperity, but it depends on a well-functioning logistics sector to thrive, reports Colin MacKay

29 March 2018

Anti-Brexiteers have claimed that a “range of human rights issues are under threat” for both EU and UK citizens when the UK leaves the EU.

23 March 2018

The leaders of the EU27 have officially signed off on the Brexit transitional deal, and approved the EU negotiating guidelines on the future UK-EU relationship.

13 April 2018

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) is a member of Parliament’s industry, research and energy committee.

22 March 2018

Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D, BG) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Montenegro stabilisation and association parliamentary committee.

22 March 2018

Greek deputy Eva Kaili hosted the Parliament Magazine's annual MEP awards ceremony recognising MEPs for their outstanding work over the last year.

8 March 2018

Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA, DE) is a member of Parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee.

21 February 2018

Julie Ward (S&D, UK) is a member of Parliament’s culture and education committee.

26 October 2017

Marek Plura (EPP, PL) is a member of Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee.

22 January 2018

On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.

12 October 2017

On October 10, the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held its thirteenth meeting. The topic of debate was the Single Digital Gateway.

27 September 2017

On September 25, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a first exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal for an EU screening mechanism of foreign investment in strategic sectors. 

13 September 2017

On September 11, a debate took place on the EU Emissions Trading System at the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg.

1 September 2017

On August 31, the EP DEVE and INTA Committees organised jointly a hearing on the revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade.

14 June 2017

On June 12, the European Commission organised an event entitled Finance for Innovation: Towards the ETS Fund.

5 May 2017

On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK). 

13 April 2017

On April 11, the LIBE Committee held a hearing on the Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy regulation.