EU set to start membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia

24 March 2020

An EU General Affairs Council meeting today is likely to give the go ahead - a decision that has been long awaited in the region.

Remote working: The new normal

24 March 2020

With millions of workers across Europe now confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an expert has offered advice to the challenges facing many companies.

Exceptional times require decisive action, says EESC chief

23 March 2020

The EU must come together, support each other and take concerted action to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak, writes Luca Jahier.

An uncertain future for Conference on Future of Europe

23 March 2020

The launch of the Europe-wide Conference, which aims to kickstart debate about the future of Europe, is looking increasingly unlikely amid the escalating Coronavirus crisis. 

Movers and Shakers | 20 March 2020

20 March 2020

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

National politics sink hopes of an EU response to Coronavirus crisis

25 March 2020

The Coronavirus has exposed how brittle Europe is and the national protectionisms and politics of ‘sauve qui peut’ may last long after the medical threat has receded, writes Denis MacShane.

Higher ambition

24 March 2020

The EU’s fight against cancer must never stand still, argues Brando Benifei.

Securing against shortages

24 March 2020

Any new EU cancer plan must take steps to address the growing problem of medicines shortages through measures to secure manufacture within Europe, says Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé.

A European solution to Cancer

24 March 2020

Parliament’s new Special Committee will help ensure that the fight against cancer remains a top priority for the EU, explains Peter Liese.

Turning legislation into action

23 March 2020

The Water Framework Directive is a well-designed piece of legislation. However, without proper implementation it will remain ineffective in delivering water protection, writes Grace O’Sullivan.

Unlocking the hidden potential of waste water

23 March 2020

It’s time we adapted our water management to the challenges we face – that includes tapping the potential in water, says Pernille Weiss.

A European workforce fit for the digital age

17 March 2020

Keeping Europe’s workers safe and healthy is the key to success in the digital age, explains Christa Sedlatschek.

A Green Deal on steel

4 March 2020

Axel Eggert explains why a ‘Green Deal on steel’ could be the flagship policy for the EU’s climate strategy.

Bringing Europe into the digital age

3 March 2020

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl explains how Europe can boost the number of its digital unicorn companies.

23 March 2020

Atidzhe Alieva-Veli (BG, RE) is a vice-chair of Parliament’s delegation to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

20 March 2020

We are working to strengthen health innovation in Europe and to create an environment where fresh thinking in healthcare can thrive, says Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO of EIT Health.

19 March 2020

Former Swedish TV personality and one of the few black deputies in parliament, Alice Kuhnke, tells Rajnish Singh that she wants the EU to do more to tackle violence against women, racism and to show solidarity with Greece in finding a solution to the refugee crisis.

Delivering the EU Green Deal: LNG is key

4 March 2020

LNG is set to play a pivotal role in the European Green Deal by making a strong contribution to the energy transition through diversifying supplies, delivering flexibility, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.

Digital masters

3 March 2020

Digital technologies can help boost Europe’s competitiveness and economic growth, but only if it invests now. Martin Banks reports on this year’s Masters of Digital conference.

Giving ‘rare’ a voice

2 March 2020

Stronger EU-wide collaboration is crucial to overcoming barriers in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, reports Brian Johnson.

5 February 2020

The new Space Programme might not yet allow us to reach the moon, but it will be the key tool for the EU economy in the coming years, writes Massimiliano Salini.

5 February 2020

EU money is taxpayers’ money, and the CONT Committee ensures that it is spent correctly, efficiently and in a purposeful way, explains Monika Hohlmeier.

4 February 2020

Britain’s exit from the EU should generate a discussion over the Union’s potential new own resources, suggests Johan van Overtveldt

17 March 2020

The relationship between weather forecasting and flood prediction is set to become stronger as both activities increasingly rely on an Earth system approach, says Florian Pappenberger, Director of Forecasts at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

5 March 2020

Attracting international acclaim for his investments in environmental protection, Ali Bongo Ondimba is regarded as one of Central Africa’s most reforming leaders. In an exclusive interview, the Gabonese President explains to Marie Hourtoule why he is so strongly committed to the continent’s peace and development.

4 March 2020

While the European Green Deal may prove to be the defining strategy of this legislature, it will need to built on a sustainable industrial policy, says Simona Bonafè.