EU elections can send strong climate change message, says EREF

21 May 2019

The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) says the EU-wide elections this week can send a “clear and strong” message about the need for political action against climate change.

Citizens take to the streets to encourage EU election voting

20 May 2019

Just ahead of elections to the European Parliament, hundreds of thousands of people across Europe took to the streets at the weekend, calling on voters to use their ballot and to “inspire everyone to make the EU a better place for people and planet.”

Youth consider EU as only ‘moderately effective’ in tackling major challenges

20 May 2019

A new survey says the EU is often perceived by young people as only “moderately effective” in tackling global challenges such as climate change or terrorism.

Media interest in EU elections doubles due to ‘unprecedented’ campaign

17 May 2019

The European Parliament says its “unprecedented” election campaign has resulted in a doubling of media interest in the EU-wide poll from 23-26 May.

Dan Nica defends Romania’s judicial reform process

17 May 2019

Romanian MEP Dan Nica has defended his country’s reform process despite a European Commission warning that the executive may trigger disciplinary action over “major concerns” about the state of rule of law.

Movers and Shakers | 17 May 2019

17 May 2019

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

A strong industrial policy requires genuine ambition and true vision

4 February 2019

EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.

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.

Too much hot air

21 May 2019

Talking about climate change is one thing, taking the drastic measures needed to combat it is quite another – so let’s move from words to action, says Henri Malosse

Cast your vote

21 May 2019

With the European elections only a matter of days away, a failure to cast a vote means voting against Europe, argues Jacek Krawczyk.

A vocal minority is important

20 May 2019

Europe’s minorities are underrepresented in EU politics; it’s time to challenge the conventions that maintain this undesirable status quo writes Rajnish Singh.

Joining forces to protect social rights

20 May 2019

As populists capitalise on the widening gap between rich and poor and the resentment that comes with it, protecting people’s social rights to tackle extremes of poverty and inequality should be a priority, writes Humbert de Biolley.

Reversing the climate crisis

15 May 2019

It’s not too late to take decisive action on man-made climate change, writes Hans Bruyninckx.

Environment policy: A major EU achievement

15 May 2019

Environmental policy is one of the EU’s major achievements, but we can’t stop now; change can and should happen more locally, says Karl-Heinz Lambertz.

17 May 2019

As EPP Spitzenkandidat, Manfred Weber believes Europe needs to become more political and more democratic if it is to rebuild trust and get closer to its citizens.

6 May 2019

Czech MEP and ACRE Spitzenkandidat Jan Zahradil believes that it is time for the European Commission to stop trying to govern and listen more to the Member States it serves.

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.

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 May 2019

Leading candidates for the presidency of the European Commission thrashed out the main issues affecting Europe in a lively debate in Parliament, just over one week away from the keenly-awaited EU-wide elections.

13 May 2019

Leading NGOs have put forward their “manifestos” for the upcoming European elections, agreeing that the European Union is at a “crossroads.”

13 May 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel have criticised the so-called ‘Spitzenkandidat’ method for selecting the next European Commission President.

2 May 2019

Controversial anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has announced he will stand in next month’s EU-wide elections.

2 May 2019

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has launched his party’s European elections campaign, insisting that UKIP is "the true voice of leave voters.”

2 May 2019

Four of the candidates vying to become the next European Commission President will take part in another debate later on Thursday.

26 April 2019

The latest survey of EU-wide public opinion says there is “continued strong support” for the European Union.

25 April 2019

A new report argues that the role of the UK will be “critical” to the “battle of ideas” in the current European election campaign.

9 May 2019

Isabelle Thomas (FR, S&D) is a 2019 MEP Award winner and member of Parliament’s budget and fisheries committees

23 April 2019

Find out how boxing legend Muhammed Ali inspired this award-winning MEP.

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.

21 May 2019

With the European elections only a matter of days away, a failure to cast a vote means voting against Europe, argues Jacek Krawczyk.

21 May 2019

The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) says the EU-wide elections this week can send a “clear and strong” message about the need for political action against climate change.

20 May 2019

Just ahead of elections to the European Parliament, hundreds of thousands of people across Europe took to the streets at the weekend, calling on voters to use their ballot and to “inspire everyone to make the EU a better place for people and planet.”

20 May 2019

A new survey says the EU is often perceived by young people as only “moderately effective” in tackling global challenges such as climate change or terrorism.

17 May 2019

The European Parliament says its “unprecedented” election campaign has resulted in a doubling of media interest in the EU-wide poll from 23-26 May.

17 May 2019

Romanian MEP Dan Nica has defended his country’s reform process despite a European Commission warning that the executive may trigger disciplinary action over “major concerns” about the state of rule of law.

17 May 2019

Leading candidates for the presidency of the European Commission thrashed out the main issues affecting Europe in a lively debate in Parliament, just over one week away from the keenly-awaited EU-wide elections.

17 May 2019

As EPP Spitzenkandidat, Manfred Weber believes Europe needs to become more political and more democratic if it is to rebuild trust and get closer to its citizens.