Issue 499 | 15 July 2019

Written by The Parliament Magazine on 15 July 2019 in Magazines
Magazines

Featuring an exclusive interview with new British MEP Magid Magid

In our latest issue we caught up with new MEP Magid Magid. The former mayor of Sheffield is everything anti-immigration politicians such as Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orbán fear and despise. He is a Muslim and a refugee. And he’s just become an MEP. He tells Rajnish Singh about his mission to shake up the EU.

We also reflect on the upcoming anniversary of the first moon landing, the role social media has played in spreading fake news about vaccines, and the latest technologies on the cusp of disrupting our lives – autonomous driving and 5G.

Our special feature this issue focuses on Security Union, where Security Commissioner Sir Julian King and outgoing LIBE committee chair Claude Moraes explain how Europe is tackling terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime.

Finally, we also spoke to Finnish MEPs about the recent elections and the Finnish EU presidency, and discuss European Commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen’s chances of convincing MEPs she’s the right person for the job.

Answering our 5Qs is Greek deputy and former MEP award winner – Maria Spyraki, who shares her love for James Joyce’s Ulysses with us.

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