Romanian MEP hits out at "double standards" towards his country

19 April 2019

Former government minister, Dan Nica, has accused critics of treating Romanian citizens as “second-class EU citizens” during parliament's last plenary session.

Always rising to the challenge

19 April 2019

NATO may be 70 years old, but, as Rajnish Singh reports, the alliance retains a youthful spring to its step as it continues to address ever-challenging security and defence issues.

Movers and Shakers | 18 April 2019

18 April 2019

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

97 million swing voters up for grabs

18 April 2019

The upcoming European elections are a "real opportunity for mainstream parties to reconnect with voters", according to latest report from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

Parliament bids farewell to longest serving MEP

17 April 2019

Manfred Weber outlines his vision for Europe, President Tajani calls for more positive EU press coverage and Parliament says goodbye to Elmar Brok in final plenary session.

EU adopts contraversial copyright reform

17 April 2019

Europe’s press publishers have welcomed the adoption by the council of the long-awaited EU copyright reform that introduces a “crucial” neighbouring right for press publishers.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

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

Individuals make innovation a reality

26 November 2018

Making innovation happen is more than just a motto for the EIT, writes Dirk Jan van den Berg.

Apprenticeships are a practical way for Europe's youth to kick-start careers

5 November 2018

McDonald's is helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed through apprenticeships, writes David Fairhurst.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

A commitment to carers

17 April 2019

Not before time, the needs of carers are now firmly in the policy spotlight, writes Vanessa Pott.

Shifting from a culture of dependency

16 April 2019

European businesses should take notice of UAE’s drive to foster entrepreneurship, says Guy Burton.

Common Fisheries Policy reform: Consistency is key

15 April 2019

More abundant fish stocks lead to more profitable fisheries, but inconsistencies in the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy could see less fish in the sea, writes Linnéa Engström.

Vaccinating against misinformation

15 April 2019

With confidence in vaccinations on the decline, the EU must take immediate action against the misinformation epidemic, argues Jyrki Katainen.

EU-China: Actions speak louder than words

10 April 2019

China’s ambitions as a player in shaping international trade need to be matched with concrete efforts, argues Iuliu Winkler.

EU-China: Proceed with caution

10 April 2019

China is an opportunity for our market, but its growing influence in the EU is a source of concern, argues David Martin.

19 April 2019

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation celebrates its 70th anniversary, Rajnish Singh speaks to Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller about past triumphs and future challenges.

18 April 2019

Stepping down after three terms as an MEP, Lambert Van Nistelrooij is confident that the Europe his successors will find on arrival will be one that is fit for the future.

19 March 2019

As the balance in European sentiment increasingly leans to the right, veteran politician Alexander Stubb tells Lorna Hutchinson that election candidates need to become more personal if they are to strike an emotional chord with people on what it means to be European.

8 March 2019

An MEP for 25 years, Evelyne Gebhardt has seen it all. As vice president of the European Parliament and member of the High-level Group on Gender Equality and Diversity and IMCO committee, she tells Colin Mackay her thoughts on gender equality and quotas, the digital single market and globalisation.

Terrorism still high on the EU agenda

26 March 2019

On the third anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, Eli Hadzhieva discusses how counter-terrorism measures have strengthened in the EU, but many challenges still remain unaddressed.

The UK wants a second Brexit referendum

18 March 2019

Edward McMillan-Scott urges MEPs to keep faith with with the largest pro-EU population in Europe - across the United Kingdom.

Double standards result from EU trade policies

18 December 2018

The EU seeks to improve human rights dialogue through its trade policies, but is it working, asks Madi Sharma, member of the European Economic and Social Committee.

International cooperation is key to promoting security

2 November 2018

Winning the fight against state-sponsored international terrorism requires more than vigilance, enforcement and national unity - it needs international coordination and cooperation.

EU has little room for manoeuvre in Brexit talks

16 October 2018

The EU’s margin for flexibility is limited in Brexit negotiations, and the sooner the UK accepts this the sooner a deal can be reached, writes S&D group MEP Jo Leinen.

17 April 2019

Manfred Weber outlines his vision for Europe, President Tajani calls for more positive EU press coverage and Parliament says goodbye to Elmar Brok in final plenary session.

16 April 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared to break down in tears when she addressed MEPs in Strasbourg about what she called “an ecological and climate crisis.”

16 April 2019

UK Socialist MEP Richard Corbett has told Parliament that the extension granted to the UK on its EU exit will give the British people a chance to “see through the lies about Brexit.”

16 April 2019

New legislation to prevent terrorist organisations spreading propaganda across the internet will be voted on by MEPs in Strasbourg during this week’s plenary, the last before the European elections.

12 April 2019

The Greens say the Brexit extension agreed this week will hopefully prevent a “radical rupture” that would seriously damage long-term relations between the UK and the EU.

11 April 2019

The UK has been urged to “use wisely” the delay to its EU exit which was agreed at a summit of EU leaders in the early hours of Thursday.

10 April 2019

The European Commission has repeated its warning that the UK leaving the EU with a ‘no-deal’ will "cause disruption and is not desirable" but has insisted that the EU is “fully prepared for it.”

10 April 2019

EU leaders will meet Theresa May in Brussels later on Wednesday to decide whether to allow an additional delay to Brexit.

8 April 2019

Eleni Theocharous (CY, ECR) is a member of the European Parliament’s development committee

23 November 2018

Julie Girling (EPP, UK) member of the parliament’s environment committee and delegation to ASEAN

13 September 2018

Martina Dlabajová (ALDE, CZ) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s budgetary control committee.

11 July 2018

Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

21 June 2018

Ignazio Corrao (EFDD, IT) is a member of Parliament's development committee.

25 May 2018

Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s petitions committee.

9 May 2018

Laima Andrikienė (EPP, LT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan parliamentary cooperation committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia.

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

17 April 2019

Manfred Weber outlines his vision for Europe, President Tajani calls for more positive EU press coverage and Parliament says goodbye to Elmar Brok in final plenary session.

16 April 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared to break down in tears when she addressed MEPs in Strasbourg about what she called “an ecological and climate crisis.”

16 April 2019

UK Socialist MEP Richard Corbett has told Parliament that the extension granted to the UK on its EU exit will give the British people a chance to “see through the lies about Brexit.”

16 April 2019

New legislation to prevent terrorist organisations spreading propaganda across the internet will be voted on by MEPs in Strasbourg during this week’s plenary, the last before the European elections.

15 April 2019

Lambert Van Nistelrooij graces this issue's cover, in an interview looking back over his 15 year European Parliament career. As he prepares to step down, the veteran Dutch deputy reminisces over his three terms as an MEP, which he says never had a dull day and unveils some of his post-Brussels plans.

Also inside, Swedish Greens MEP Linnéa Engström and the European Commission's João Aguiar Machado provide their perspectives on the Common Fisheries Policy, while Dutch EPP deputy Annie Schreijer-Pierik exposes the inhumane treatment of animals in China in the wake of an African Swine Fever outbreak. Elsewhere, in an issue that's particularly topical at the moment, European Commission vice president Jyrki Katainen argues that the EU should take immediate action to combat what he calls the "misinformation epidemic" around vaccinations.

Looking ahead to the upcoming EU elections the Parliament Mag's roving reporter Martin Banks takes a look at the increased use by NGOs and EU associations of pre-election 'manifestos' and 'pledges' for prospective MEP candidates. Our commissioning editor Raj Sing meanwhile catches up with a fresh crop of young candidate MEPs that are ready to take Europe by storm.

We also have two long-read pieces on Blockchain technology from Dutch deputy Caroline Nagtegaal and EESC rapporteur Giuseppe Guerini and a feature on NATO's 70th anniversary including an interview with deputy secretary general Rose Gottemoeller. Finally, in our 5 Questions With... column, find out why Muhammad Ali's life story became an inspiration to veteran British MEP Sajjad Karim.

15 April 2019

NGOs, lobby groups and others are stepping up their efforts to enlist the support of would-be MEPs ahead of the European elections next month.

12 April 2019

The Greens say the Brexit extension agreed this week will hopefully prevent a “radical rupture” that would seriously damage long-term relations between the UK and the EU.

10 April 2019

The European parliament is pulling out all the stops with a campaign to get people to vote in the upcoming EU elections.