Verhofstadt: UK red lines will determine what type of relationship Britain and the EU will have after Brexit

23 January 2018

Parliament’s Brexit representative Guy Verhofstadt has said the final agreement will depend entirely on Britain’s so-called red lines.

Andrew Duff: Brexit is not irreversible

22 January 2018

The UK would have to demonstrate its sincerity to the European project in the event of the country ever reversing the decision to quit the EU, says former MEP Andrew Duff.

Parliamentarium to host Nazi propaganda exhibit

22 January 2018

A US Holocaust Museum exhibition on Nazi propaganda opens to the public in the European Parliament’s Parliamentarium later this week (25 January).

Movers and Shakers | 22 January 2018

22 January 2018

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

EU plastics strategy welcomed by MEPs and industy

19 January 2018

MEPs have joined the business and recycling communities in giving a guarded welcome to the European Commission’s much-vaunted plastics strategy.

EU Parliament votes to ban pulse fishing

19 January 2018

MEPs have voted to ban so-called pulse fishing, the technique that kills fish and other marine life indiscriminately with a powerful electric shock.

Will the EU support 'the death of democracy' in Cambodia?

23 January 2018

The EU should act as a leader on the international stage by standing up for the Cambodian people’s right to free and fair elections, writes Marc Tarabella.

Bisphenol A: A missed opportunity to protect our health?

23 January 2018

The Commission’s proposal on bisphenol A is scientifically incomplete and dangerously inconsistent, writes Martin Häusling.

EU copyright reform: Parliament must stand up on behalf of consumers

22 January 2018

Fixing the value gap without jeopardising citizens’ fundamental rights is the red line in the copyright debate, says Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg.

Copyright is the fuel that allows creators to keep working

22 January 2018

Content creators face a grim reality within the digital single market, and it’s up to politicians to rectify the situation with fair copyright rules for all, says Marc Joulaud.

Towards a more connected society and economy

19 January 2018

Space has a key role to play in ensuring a prosperous and socially-inclusive Europe, writes Carlo des Dorides.

Towards a United Space in Europe

19 January 2018

The ESA is committed to building a United Space in Europe, in full cooperation with the Commission, writes Johann-Dietrich Wörner.

22 January 2018

Krzysztof Szubert, Poland’s secretary of state in charge of digital affairs, says despite political differences with the EU, his government is fully behind the digital single market strategy.

15 December 2017

Eva Maydell talks about why the digital single market will never be completed, the important links between education, entrepreneurship and tech, and the upcoming Bulgarian EU Council presidency.

5 December 2017

As scores of men, women and children continue to risk their lives to reach European shores, migration, home affairs and citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos outlines the progress made so far on stemming the refugee crisis, reforming the Dublin regulation and why migration could help the EU.

21 November 2017

With digital crime and cyberattacks on the increase, European security union Commissioner Julian King outlines how he plans to strengthen Europe’s cyber defences.

7 November 2017

Terry Reintke talks ensuring #MeToo is more than mere words, why men need to be part of the conversation and why Parliament’s power dynamics need to change.

EU and UK must urgently address consequences of Brexit on regions

20 December 2017

The potentially damaging effects of Brexit on Europe's regions remains absent from negotiations between the EU and UK, says Eleni Marianou.

Azerbaijan: A new energy and transport hub between Europe and Asia

24 November 2017

The new the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is good news for the EU, says Ceyhun Osmanli.

Unpaid internships: The EU institutions can - and should - do better

10 November 2017

On International Interns Day, the European Parliament is both a champion and a hypocrite, writes Bryn Watkins.

Terrorism in Pakistan: The Implications for the EU’s GSP+ programme

26 October 2017

Pakistan’s disregard to the Islamic terrorism ripping through its cities is inexcusable, argue MEPs Jussi Halla-aho and Nicolas Bay

Artur Mas: We are determined to create a Catalan state

2 October 2017

The former President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, discusses what Catalan independence could mean for Spain and the EU and what lies ahead for possible future negotiations.

23 January 2018

Parliament’s Brexit representative Guy Verhofstadt has said the final agreement will depend entirely on Britain’s so-called red lines.

22 January 2018

The UK would have to demonstrate its sincerity to the European project in the event of the country ever reversing the decision to quit the EU, says former MEP Andrew Duff.

19 January 2018

EU negotiators must decide whether they want a Brexit deal that prioritises people or the European project, Syed Kamall said.

18 January 2018

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage meanwhile accuses EU leaders of conspiring to deliver ‘worst possible’ Brexit deal.

17 January 2018

Irish Taoiseach, tells MEPs that EU is facing the “rise of populism and anti-democratic forces.”


16 January 2018

EU leaders have made an indirect plea to the UK over the possibility of reversing Brexit.

12 January 2018

MEPs will vote on a raft of energy proposals and debate the future of the EU during the first plenary session of the year, next week in Strasbourg.

9 January 2018

A delegation of Brexit figures, led by independent MEP Steven Woolfe, will travel to Brussels to meet with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, on Wednesday ahead of the second phase of exit talks.

16 January 2018

Belgian deputy Philippe Lamberts says debates are just 'occasions to sing the praises of a country’s success' .

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.