Issue 506 | 2 December 2019
After conquering the worlds of sport and local politics in his native Sweden, newly-elected MEP David Lega now wants to change the world for the better on a European level. He talks to us about the issues that drive his passion for policymaking and is this issue’s cover star.
In our special digital policy feature, MEPs Patrizia Toia and Kris Peeters discuss the potential impacts of 5G, Eva Kaili looks at Big Data and its role in safeguarding our fundamental rights and Marek Belka explains why cybersecurity in financial institutions must be treated more seriously.
We also have a special feature on disability rights, with Stelios Kympouropoulos giving his take on this year’s European Day of Persons with Disabilities, while Katrin Langensiepen discusses disability rights and Rosa Estaràs Ferragut highlights why society needs to remove obstacles to accessing the workplace for people with disabilities.
Also featured: Pedro Silva Pereira tells us what to expect from the new EU-Singapore free trade agreement, Caroline Nagtegaal tells us how the Single European Sky can help the aviation industry transition to sustainability, Chris Davies discusses the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, and Zdzisław Krasnodębski looks at the potential impacts of the European Defence Fund.
We also recap the EPP Congress in Zagreb, the City of London Corporation’s sustainable finance event, Huawei’s Brussels 5G Assembly, and preview DIGTALEUROPE’s Masters of Digital 2020 event.
Finally, answering our five questions this issue is Dutch Renew Europe MEP Liesje Schreinemacher.
Live animals export trade is marring the EU's reputation as a leader in animal protection, says Olga Kikou.
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl explains how Europe can boost the number of its digital unicorn companies.
It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.