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Written by: Eli Hadzhieva
Posted 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.

Written by: Edward McMillan-Scott
Posted 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.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted 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.

Written by: H.E. Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi
Posted 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.

Written by: Jo Leinen
Posted 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.

Posted on: 5 October 2018

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

Written by: Sara Stefanini
Posted 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.

Written by: Colin Roche
Posted 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.

Written by: Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat
Posted on: 20 July 2018

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

Written by: Yuriy Sheyko
Posted on: 16 July 2018

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

Written by: Mariela Baeva
Posted on: 13 July 2018

The terrible images of families being separated at the US-Mexico border have higlighted the plight of migrant children around the world, writes Mariela Baeva.

Written by: Antoine Levesques
Posted on: 15 June 2018

Playing to India’s ambitions to become a responsible ‘Indo-Pacific’ maritime power is now the safest bet on the way to building a truly ‘strategic’ partnership, writes Antoine Levesques.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 4 June 2018

The EU must stand up against Chinese oppression of ethnic and religious minorities, writes Madi Sharma.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 25 May 2018

The EU must step in to save teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband as he attempted to rape her, writes Madi Sharma.

Written by: Henri Malosse
Posted on: 16 April 2018

Germany's ever-expanding influence within the Brussels bubble is cause for concern, writes Henri Malosse.

Written by: Madi Sharma
Posted on: 9 April 2018

It’s time European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stepped down, writes Madi Sharma.

Written by: Margarita Chrysaki
Posted on: 19 March 2018

ISS Commander Frank De Winne talks building villages on the moon, cooperation with China and more.

Written by: Yuriy Sheyko
Posted on: 5 March 2018

Germany's recent political turmoil has prompted renewal among the country's main parties - except for the SPD, writes Yuriy Sheyko.

Written by: Geoffrey Van Orden
Posted on: 20 February 2018

Geoffrey Van Orden, who knew Tsvangirai, reflects on his legacy and on Zimbabwe's future.

Written by: Mariela Baeva
Posted on: 2 February 2018

Governments must step up to fill the UNRWA funding gap left by the US, and ensure continued access to education for children in war-torn countries, writes Mariela Baeva. 

Written by: Eleni Marianou
Posted on: 20 December 2017

The potentially damaging effects of Brexit on Europe's regions remains absent from negotiations between the EU and UK, says Eleni Marianou.

Written by: Ceyhun Osmanli
Posted on: 24 November 2017

The new the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is good news for the EU, says Ceyhun Osmanli.

Written by: Bryn Watkins
Posted on: 10 November 2017

On International Interns Day, the European Parliament is both a champion and a hypocrite, writes Bryn Watkins.

Written by: MEPs Jussi Halla-aho & Nicolas Bay
Posted on: 26 October 2017

Pakistan’s disregard to the Islamic terrorism ripping through its cities is inexcusable, argue MEPs Jussi Halla-aho and Nicolas Bay

Written by: Adrià Salvador Palau and Jon Roozenbeek
Posted on: 2 October 2017

The former President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, discusses what Catalan independence could mean for Spain and the EU and what lies ahead for possible future negotiations.

Written by: Giles Merritt
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Thanks to Brexit, the value of the European project is now coming into full view, says Friends of Europe Chairman

Written by: Alexander Fiuza
Posted on: 22 September 2017

Angela Merkel's CDU party in coalition with the FDP would likely be the best result in assisting the UK's EU exit, argues Alexander Fiuza.

Written by: Karen Taylor
Posted on: 8 September 2017

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville was widely condemned in European political and media circles, but they are more reluctant to recognise or address similar issues closer to home, writes Karen Taylor.

Written by: Martin Banks
Posted on: 5 September 2017

The UK's former Europe minister Denis Macshane explains why he believes Brexit may never happen.

Written by: Andrew Duff
Posted on: 22 August 2017

The Brexit talks cannot progress until a financial settlement is reached, says Andrew Duff.