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Markus Beyrer
Written by: Markus J. Beyrer
Posted on: 17 March 2017

The EU must better communicate its success stories, says Markus J. Beyrer.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP
Written by: Edward McMillan-Scott
Posted on: 17 March 2017

Edward McMillan-Scott calls on MEPs to engage with those in Britain who understand the EU and can put the case for continued membership.

Police and rescue teams are pictured outside the metro station Maelbeek in Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Written by: John Duhig
Posted on: 14 March 2017

The Brussels prosecutor's decision to investigate organisations linked to extremism should be welcomed, and EU governments should do the same, writes John Duhig.

Euro coins and notes
Written by: Helen Joseph
Posted on: 10 March 2017

The EU and member states need to rethink their approach to investment in services, argues Helen Joseph.

Brexit
Written by: Willy Fautré
Posted on: 10 March 2017

UK withdrawal from the European convention on human rights could have devastating repercussions for the EU, warns Willy Fautré.

Syrian refugees
Written by: Mariela Baeva
Posted on: 8 March 2017

Despite promises from the EU, nearly one million Syrian refugee children are still out of school, writes Mariela Baeva.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 8 March 2017

Through its lack of female representation in policymaking, the EU is active discriminating against women - even though they make up the majority of the population, writes Madi Sharma.

Cartoon leaves
Written by: Brendan Burns
Posted on: 7 March 2017

The needs of tomorrow's environment will not only require all businesses to vastly improve on this simple idea, but also adapt to new rules, regulations and customer demands, says Brendan Burns.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 27 February 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May must accept the idea of a new institutional relationship between the UK and EU 27, argues Andrew Duff.

Madi Sharma
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 21 February 2017

Trump's travel ban is an opportunity for the EU to be a leader in the international realm, writes Madi Sharma.

young people
Written by: Matteo Bergamini
Posted on: 14 February 2017

After Brexit and Trump victories showed younger voters did not vote in the same numbers as older people, Matteo Bergamini argues that better 'political education' is needed to counter voter indifference.
 

Sheri Berman
Written by: Sheri Berman
Posted on: 13 February 2017

Several of Europe’s centre-left parties have suffered disappointing election results since the financial crisis, but is this slide in support permanent or can they arrest their decline, asks Sheri Berman.

Dan Hannan
Written by: Daniel Hannan
Posted on: 25 November 2016

Populists flourish after financial crises - but they get found out in the end, writes Dan Hannan.

Vote to leave flag
Written by: Jayne Adye
Posted on: 23 November 2016

Brexit will allow the UK to look globally in terms of trade, while simultaneously being good neighbours with the EU, writes Jayne Adye.

Science overview
Written by: Christopher J. Borgert
Posted on: 10 October 2016

Scientific revolutions may be on the horizon, but most of this shift isn't credible science or a step forward, argues Christopher J. Borgert.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 1 September 2016

Brexit may well provide an unintentional boost to EU Federalist hopes of running pan-European transnational party lists at the 2019 European elections, writes Andrew Duff.

Jens Stoltenberg
Written by: Jens Stoltenberg
Posted on: 29 July 2016

They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg.

Andrew Duff
Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 5 July 2016

Most people will have never read a single article of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) before they stumbled recently across Article 50.

Henri Malosse
Written by: Henri Malosse
Posted on: 1 July 2016

The Brexit referendum should be seen as an opportunity to reform Europe and place citizens at the heart of decision making, says Henri Malosse.

Betting shop
Written by: Khalid Ali
Posted on: 29 June 2016

In a two-horse race the odds overwhelmingly favoured Remain, so why did the betting industry still predict that the vote would be close? Khalid Ali explains.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 23 June 2016

As India strives to become a global super power, its economic ties with the UK would be seriously weakened in case of Brexit, says Madi Sharma.

Refugee arrivals
Written by: Denis Haveaux
Posted on: 20 June 2016

World Refugee Day: The large influx of refugees should not be used as an excuse to soften improvements to the EU's asylum laws, writes Denis Haveaux.

Pakistan - EU flags
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 13 June 2016

In the wake of recommendations by Pakistan's constitutional religious body that a husband can "lightly beat" his wife to ensure her obedience, Madi Sharma argues that the EU must take steps to compel the country's leaders to implement laws that protect women against violence.

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Written by: Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest
Posted on: 24 May 2016

New EU ISDS proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy, argue Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest. 

 

Tony Graziano, Huawei
Written by: Tony Graziano
Posted on: 5 May 2016

5G will form the backbone of the digital society, writes Tony Graziano.

Written by: Spiro Dhapi
Posted on: 4 May 2016

The EU-US privacy shield is a step in the right direction, but is still likely to face considerable opposition from citizens and the ECJ, writes Spiro Dhapi.

Written by: Anna Lisa Boni
Posted on: 5 April 2016

With three quarters of Europe's population living in urban areas, the problem of youth unemployment is concentrated in cities, but that may also be where the solution lies, writes Anna Lisa Boni.

Person's hands holding strawberries
Written by: Ian Duncan
Posted on: 5 April 2016

Which strawberries have the higher carbon footprint, those grown in the blazing suns of Africa and jetted into Europe, or those grown in bleak midwinter albeit under glass and heated by local energy? The answer might surprise you, writes Ian Duncan.

India flag blowing in the wind
Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 29 March 2016

As India enjoys continued growth and moves to modernise its infrastructure, it's time the EU relaunched trade negotiations with the country, writes Madi Sharma.

EU flag
Posted on: 16 March 2016

As the battle lines form in the UK ahead of June's Brexit referendum, Fact checking NGO Full Fact asked EU expert Eleanor Spaventa to explain what exactly the EU is and does, in 500 words. Here's what she came up with.