Blogs

Terrorism still high on the EU agenda

Written by Eli Hadzhieva on 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

Written by Edward McMillan-Scott on 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

Written by Madi Sharma on 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

Written by H.E. Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi on 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

Written by Jo Leinen on 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.

The centralisation of authority in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Written on 5 October 2018

Bosnia-Herzegovina is stealthily being developed into a centralised unitary state, argues Republika Srpska's president Milorad Dodik.

Middle East companies ready to pounce on oil refining growth

Written by Sara Stefanini on 27 September 2018

The oil industry’s historically forgotten business - petroleum refining and processing - is stepping into the limelight as the outlook for upstream exploration and production remains s uncertain, writes Sara Stefanini.

MEPs have a chance to prevent the future EU budget from bolstering global warming

Written by Colin Roche on 25 September 2018

Parliament can and should insist, without caveats or loopholes, that all fossil fuels are excluded from all the proposed budget legislation, writes Colin Roche.

Oman’s strategic importance

Written by Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat on 20 July 2018

China, India, US, served by Major Omani-European Ports Partnerships, writes Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat

Helsinki summit: Trump's meeting with Putin is simply an attempt at an easy win

Written by Yuriy Sheyko on 16 July 2018

Donald Trump has no clear objective for his Helsinki summit with Putin, writes Yuriy Sheyko.