Spirits, Alcohol

PM+: EU spirits taxes in need of review

27 April 2015

High tax rates on spirits in Europe don't always generate their expected revenues, warns Paul Skehan of spiritsEUROPE.

Sajjad Karim

Turkey and Armenia urged to mend relations

24 April 2015

The centenary of the Armenian genocide is 'a good opportunity' for Armenia and Turkey to resume talks for 'good neighbourly relations', says Sajjad Karim.

Fishermen looking at the wreckage of a boat which was carrying dozens of immigrants in the eastern Aegean island of Rhodes, Greece.

Mediterranean crisis: EU leaders blasted over 'war on smugglers'

24 April 2015

MEPs have reacted angrily to EU leaders' response to the rising migrant death toll in the Mediterranean.

Julie Girling

Spanish diversion tactics on border with Gibraltar are pointless

24 April 2015

Julie Girling says Gibraltarians have 'fewer rights and protections' than other EU citizens when travelling.

Tanja Fajon

Roma discrimination in the EU is 'unacceptable'

24 April 2015

Roma people have been discriminated against for too long and the EU must take a stand against this 'unacceptable' situation, writes Tanja Fajon.

Vaccination of farm animals

PM+: Red tape blocking EU animal health sector innovation

24 April 2015

The veterinary medicines sector is unfairly expected to follow the same procedures as the human sector, argues IFAH-Europe's Roxane Feller.

Joseph Garcia

Spanish government cannot hold European policies to ransom

23 April 2015

The EU must not exclude Gibraltar airport from aviation agreements because of Spain's 'illegitimate sovereignty claim', argues Joseph Garcia.

Fabian Picardo

Spain playing silly games with Gibraltar's future

23 April 2015

Fabian Picardo says Gibraltar expects the same 'respect, dedication and support' as other loyal members of the union.

Marian-Jean Marinescu in the European parliament

Single European sky crucial for EU prosperity

21 April 2015

The single European sky is essential to boosting growth and employment in Europe, and negotiations must begin as soon as possible, urges Marian-Jean Marinescu.

Violeta Bulc

EU aviation strategy will look to tackle all major policy issues

20 April 2015

The single European sky (SES) will enable the EU to reap its potential for growth and competitiveness, writes Violeta Bulc.

Airplanes

Social, political and technological obstacles hindering single European sky implementation

17 April 2015

A European Union that has eliminated borders on the ground cannot continue to maintain them in the sky, explains Gesine Meissner.

Water

OECD report a 'stark reminder' of challenges ahead for water management

27 March 2015

Europe is well-placed to take advantage of innovations in water infrastructure and technology, says Simon Buckle.

EU must continue to support Afghan women

27 April 2015

A conference jointly organised by the south Asia democratic forum and the European economic and social committee has underlined the plight of Afghan women.

Recycling

EU circular economy needs 'ambitious policies and investment'

16 April 2015

'Stronger political guidance is needed' to ensure the success of the circular economy, says Anders Wijkman.

20 March 2015

Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.
 

19 March 2015

MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.
 

27 April 2015

High tax rates on spirits in Europe don't always generate their expected revenues, warns Paul Skehan of spiritsEUROPE.

24 April 2015

The veterinary medicines sector is unfairly expected to follow the same procedures as the human sector, argues IFAH-Europe's Roxane Feller.

23 April 2015

A coalition of member states is urging the commission to consider allowing nuclear energy to be eligible for EU financing mechanisms. Sofia Kalogeraki reports.

20 April 2015

Dods EU Monitoring's Sofia Kalogeraki looks at the state of play for gas in the European Union's future energy mix.