North Macedonia urges EU to ‘finally’ open accession talks

15 October 2019

The foreign affairs minister of North Macedonia has made an impassioned plea to the EU to “finally” open accession negotiations with his country.

Poland’s ruling PiS wins general election; Hungary’s opposition clinches mayoral race

14 October 2019

In an election hailed as the ‘most important ballot’ since 1989, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) won 43.6 percent of the vote, according to exit polls.

Catalan MEP Oriol Junqueras sentenced to 13 years in prison

14 October 2019

Although found guilty of sedition and misuse of public funds, Junqueras was cleared of charges of violent rebellion.

European Commission rebuffs criticism of communications strategy

11 October 2019

The European Commission has hit back at criticism of its communications strategy by a leading journalists’ association.

Movers and Shakers | 11 October 2019

11 October 2019

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

International E-Waste Day 2019: A pension plan for appliances

14 October 2019

Watch the latest video from APPLiA, explaining how 'circular culture' works and what is needed from policymakers to make it a reality.

Zero Zone - Brewing a better Europe

14 October 2019

The new European Commission is planning to turn young peoples’ aspirations into action, making clear that this mandate aims to provide answers to key issues facing all European citizens. HEINEKEN Europe stands firmly behind this vision.

Taking racism to task

11 October 2019

In Europe’s first Anti-Racism and Diversity Week, a cross-party group of MEPs and campaigners has urged the new von der Leyen Commission to prioritise race equality.

Time for an EU focus on mental health and suicide

10 October 2019

World Mental Health Day provides an important opportunity to reflect on the importance of good mental health and to mobilise efforts to improve support, says Tomáš Zdechovský.

Global Fertilizer Day: Meeting future food needs

10 October 2019

Jacob Hansen explains how the fertilizer industry’s Feeding Life 2030 vision can continue feeding plants, farmers, people and Europe’s economy while responding to fundamental societal challenges.

Mental Health – the hidden epidemic

10 October 2019

Mental health has been on the margins of the European health debate for too long. It’s time to leverage the awareness created by World Mental Health Day.

Healthy workplaces lighten the load

23 September 2019

Christa Sedlatschek reflects on 25 years of making Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive.

An enabling policy framework can all help to reduce emissions

12 September 2019

An enabling policy framework can all help to reduce emissions, explains Philippe Ducom.

The EU must continue its commitment to protecting wildlife

11 September 2019

The EU must continue its commitment to protecting wildlife, explains Staci McLennan.

7 October 2019

Petra De Sutter was a world-renowned gynaecologist and fertility expert when she decided to take the leap into politics. Now a newly-elected MEP and Chair of Parliament’s IMCO Committee, she tells Lorna Hutchinson what drives her passion for Green policymaking and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

26 September 2019

Reflecting on his mandate as he prepares to hand the baton to his successor, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis tells Lorna Hutchinson about the highlights of the past five years and what challenges remain in the European health domain.

24 September 2019

The sports community is taking steps to improve its environmental impact. Brigitte Dero, General Manager of VinylPlus®, the European PVC industry’s sustainability programme, and Laurent Petrynka, President of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), explain why making a long-term impact requires innovative partnerships.

EU healthcare in need of transformative change

14 October 2019

Bad Hofgastein, Austria: Showpiece EU health policy conference told that "era of disruption is upon us".

Health inequity a threat to core European values

4 October 2019

Bad Hofgastein, Austria: New WHO report warns of polarising effects of health inequalities.

11 October 2019

The UK Government has come under heavy criticism from the country's Electoral Commission for failing to “ensure adequate levels of democracy”, including the “exclusion” of up to 1.7 million EU citizens from May’s European elections.

11 October 2019

In Europe’s first Anti-Racism and Diversity Week, a cross-party group of MEPs and campaigners has urged the new von der Leyen Commission to prioritise race equality.

27 September 2019

István Ujhelyi (HU/S&D) is vice-chair of the parliaments transport and tourism (TRAN) committee.

18 September 2019

Pina Picierno (IT/S&D) is a 2019 MEP award winner and member of parliament’s FEMM and AGRI committees

17 July 2019

Maria Spyraki (EL/EPP) is a 2019 MEP award winner and member of parliament’s ITRE and REGI committees

26 September 2019

The growing demand for food makes changing EU attitudes to GMO technology essential.

23 September 2019

The Green Deal is at the heart of the EU’s ambitions of becoming climate-neutral. Transparency is essential to its success argue Karen Melchior and Lara Wolters.

20 September 2019

Mayors representing 8,000 European cities have called for urgent action to meet the EU’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.