Sandra Kalniete

MEP denied Russia entry says Nemtsov killing 'message of threat'

5 March 2015

MEP Sandra Kalniete has been denied entry into Russia as she was travelling to Moscow to attend Boris Nemtsov's funeral.

Smoking, cigarettes

MEPs declare 'war' on tobacco companies

5 March 2015

A cross-party working group has been set up in the European parliament to counter the growing influence of tobacco companies.

Energy, renewables

PM+: Energy union a 'significant improvement'

5 March 2015

New plan should result in a more coherent approach to Europe's energy sector, argues Frederik Dahlmann.

EU data protection measures cannot burden business

4 March 2015

Laws governing data usage are inadequate for the smartphone age, argues Timothy Kirkhope.

EU's energy union 'not fit for purpose'

4 March 2015

Energy union is an attempt to take control of member state's energy policy, warns David Coburn.

Petras Auštrevičius MEP

EU requires more solidarity to overcome 'ongoing aggression'

3 March 2015

As Lithuania marks 25 years of independence, Petras Auštrevičius calls for more cooperation in defending western values.

Marianne Thyssen giving a speech

Commission guide: Thyssen vows to tackle 'plague' of youth unemployment head on

19 February 2015

Former MEP Marianne Thyssen knows she has a delicate task ahead of her, but is determined to tackle 'unacceptable' levels of unemployment and poverty within the EU.

Valdis Dombrovskis

Commission guide: The EU is on the road to economic recovery, says Dombrovskis

18 February 2015

Despite recent Economic hardships, reforms by European governments have put the EU back on track for growth and employment, says Valdis Dombrovskis.

Elzbieta Bienkowska

Commission guide: European SMEs need a more 'level playing field' to succeed

18 February 2015

European SMEs could help relaunch growth and employment in the EU, but they need help to compete internationally, argues Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

Photo of Federica Mogherini

Commission guide: Mogherini plans to make the EU a 'strong global player'

17 February 2015

The EU has the experience and the drive to rise to the global challenges it faces, argues Federica Mogherini.

PM+: Brexit is best for UK and US

5 March 2015

British EU membership is 'biggest threat' to UK-US special relationship, argues Nile Gardiner.

EU's revolving doors must stop spinning

2 March 2015

Politicians and former politicians cannot be allowed to use their positions 'to line their pockets', argues David Lundy.


Huawei and young coders making our cities smarter

12 February 2015

The private sector can make an important contribution to bridging the ICT skills gap and tackling youth unemployment, argues Tony Graziano.

Greece and EU flags

Greece vs. the Eurozone

11 February 2015

Sophocles could teach our politicians a thing or two about courage and statesmanship, argues Haridimos Tsoukas

5 March 2015

New plan should result in a more coherent approach to Europe's energy sector, argues Frederik Dahlmann.

23 February 2015

Trade incentives can have a positive effect on conditions among the EU's trade partners, argues Richard Howitt.