Clinical trials regulation

PM+: Consistency needed for EU clinical trials regulation to work

28 May 2015

The EU's new clinical trials regulation still has a few implementation challenges to overcome, says Prof. Christian Dittrich.

Patricija Šulin addressing parliament

EU must help tourism industry evolve with the times

27 May 2015

The EU must help its profitable tourism sector adapt to a changing environment and an ageing population, writes Patricija Šulin.

Isabelle Thomas addressing parliament

Maritime sector needs integrated coastal management

27 May 2015

We must avoid making the same mistakes at sea that we have made on land and regulate access to resources, warns Isabelle Thomas.

Viorica Dăncilă addressing parliament

Focus on ports and maritime can boost EU competitiveness

27 May 2015

Developing Europe's port facilities would help stimulate EU integration and economic development, argues Viorica Dăncilă.

David Cameron

David Cameron: Playing games in Europe?

27 May 2015

Putting the theory into practice is currently proving a bit difficult for both Yanis Varoufakis and David Cameron, suggests IMD's John Walsh

Golden Eagle

Majority of EU species have unfavourable conservation status

27 May 2015

Despite improvements Europe's biodiversity still faces multiple challenges, warns Hans Bruyninckx.

Animal health

PM+: Unique identifiers on veterinary medicine labelling needed

27 May 2015

Simpler rules for packaging means more veterinary medicines will reach Europe's smaller markets, says IFAH-Europe's Rick Clayton.

Rohingya mass grave evidence is collected by Malaysian forensic investigators

EU must act following Thai mass grave discovery

26 May 2015

Jeroen Lenaers and Marc Tarabella are calling for urgent action to alleviate the suffering of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim people of Myanmar.

Giovanni La Via speaks in the European parliament

EU better regulation should not serve as smokescreen for deregulation

7 May 2015

Giovanni La Via wants a clear, simple and effective regulatory framework that protects health, consumers and the environment.

Angelika Niebler speaks in the Euroepan parliament

Refit is a chance to prove EU's commitment to better law-making

4 May 2015

Both MEPs and the commission have long worked to reduce the EU's administrative burden, but the job is not finished, says Angelika Niebler.

Sajjad Karim

EU and citizens deserve to have a say in Refit

1 May 2015

Simplifying EU legislation will benefit citizens and businesses, but there needs to be an assessment mechanism in place to measure Refit's success, writes Sajjad Karim.

Graphic of cogs

Strong foundations key to developing an innovation culture

27 May 2015

Creating an environment where innovation flourishes is a bit like breeding thoroughbred horses, says Huawei's Guo Ping.

Kim Jong-un waving

EU must shift approach to North Korean regime

20 May 2015

The European alliance for human rights in North Korea (EAHRNK) and Jang Jin-sung explain why the EU should move from 'critical' to 'separative' engagement with North Korea.

Benjamin Netanyahu

EU waiting on new Israeli government to resume Palestine peace talks

12 May 2015

As newly re-elected Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally managed to form a coalition, Brussels now expects him to resume Palestinian peace talks, says Yossi Lempkowicz.

Young people gathering around to look at an iPad

Unemployment among young people could result in a lost generation

4 May 2015

Young people have been hit hardest by the economic crisis and the EU has a duty to help them find a better future, writes Emmanuel Foulon.

20 March 2015

Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.

19 March 2015

MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.

27 May 2015

Simpler rules for packaging means more veterinary medicines will reach Europe's smaller markets, says IFAH-Europe's Rick Clayton.

27 May 2015

Europe's single market is hampered by a lack of harmonisation in cross-border delivery rules, argues Jaap Mulders of the European Express Association.

26 May 2015

Parliament has given its stamp of approval to legislation aimed at combating money laundering, which will also help fight tax evasion.

22 May 2015

The EU's security environment has undergone dramatic changes in recent years and is as unstable as ever, and the CSDP must be updated to reflect this, say MEPs.

21 May 2015

MEPs have voted through a resolution calling on the member states to meet their official development assistance (ODA) targets and set a timetable for reaching them by 2020.