Finger touching an iPad

Those not online missing out more and more, study finds

8 February 2016

Bridging the digital divide can transform and empower people and help boost economic growth according to a new study.

Michal Boni

mHealth: New challenges as well as new opportunities

8 February 2016

mHealth could revolutionise people's health, but this depends just as much on tech companies as it does on governments, writes Michał Boni.

Afzal Kahn

EU needs fresh ways to engage Europe's Muslims

8 February 2016

S&D group Chair Gianni Pittella's newly appointed Special Representative to Muslim communities, Afzal Khan, wants to find understanding on both sides of the integration debate.

EU flags against a blue sky

Movers and Shakers | 8 February 2016

8 February 2016

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

Martin Schulz at a press conference

EU Parliament chief says UK's demands are testing Europe's patience

5 February 2016

Martin Schulz urges UK to stay in EU but raises concerns over emergency brake deal.

Pavel Poc

World Cancer Day: A time for us all to raise awareness

5 February 2016

EU Parliament needs to use the competences available to push hard for action on health protection, says Pavel Poc.

Nessa Childers

EU should confine tobacco agreement to dustbin

5 February 2016

Dealing with cancer in Europe means dealing with its causes at the source, says Nessa Childers.

Glenis Willmott MEP in parliament

EU must not miss opportunity to do more for childhood cancer treatments

4 February 2016

We need advances in paediatric cancer to match those in adult cancers, writes Glenis Willmott.

Alojz Peterle

More Europe means less cancer

4 February 2016

It is time to expand the political dimension in fighting cancer, says Alojz Peterle.

Electricity against a dark sky

Designing a fully-fledged EU-Algeria energy cooperation

8 January 2016

Cooperation in the electricity, energy efficiency and renewable energy area could be very beneficial for both the EU and Algeria, write Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann.

Green shoots growing

Algeria: The case for a strong and independent civil society

8 January 2016

One of Algeria's leading challenges is the need to diversify its economy, especially in support sectors such as food production, says Pedro Narro.

Pylons by Brian Smith

EU-Algeria: A mutually beneficial alliance

7 January 2016

The EU should reinforce and strengthen its bonds with Algeria, says Fernando Maura Barandiarán.

EU-Algeria: Strengthened relations can bring stability and security

6 January 2016

There are many opportunities for closer cooperation between the EU and Algeria, but this will only be possible if all stakeholders are involved, writes Tokia Saïfi.

Elmar Brok MEP

Energy sector set to drive EU-Algerian relations over the coming years

6 January 2016

There is great scope to further deepen the opportunities for cooperation between the EU and Algeria, writes Elmar Brok.

Andrew Duff

'Facilitating coexistence': the endgame for Brexit

5 February 2016

Although the four Brexit elements may be welded together in the febrile imagination of the British Prime Minister, nothing connects them in a technical way, making the demands highly problematic, writes Andrew Duff.


Brexit: When there are no losers, there are no winners

2 February 2016

Layers of Eurospeak and smoke and mirrors cannot hide the paucity of change in Tusk's Brexit concessions, writes Denis MacShane.

An image of a China flag

For China, WTO market economy status is about more than just economics

2 February 2016

An EU refusal to grant China market economy status may impose unforeseen political costs on the EU, argue Yan Shaohua, and Song Xin.

European parliament

War and Peace - Perspectives for a peaceful planet

28 January 2016

The EU faces one of the toughest times of its history, and young people could have a pivotal role to play in improving the situation, writes Jasna Maric Krajacic.

Children sit on a school bench in Kobane, Syria, 2 March 2015.

Schooling helps Syria's refugee children maintain hope in the face of conflict

20 January 2016

The EU must provide continue to provide resources to help Syria's refugee children maintain access to schooling, says former MEP Mariela Baeva.

5 February 2016

Martin Schulz urges UK to stay in EU but raises concerns over emergency brake deal.

3 February 2016

UKIP leader calls David Cameron's strategy to secure further concessions 'humiliating' and 'pathetic'.

3 February 2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tells European Parliament that the proposed EU reform package is a 'fair deal' for Britain.

2 February 2016

EU Council chief's proposals to UK Prime Minister met with mixed response from British MEPs.

2 February 2016

EU Council chief suggests partial agreements to UK Prime Minister's demands to cap migrant welfare benefits.

16 December 2015

The EU is on the right track to attain its decarbonisation goals, but must do more to cut its road transport sector emissions, argues Samuel Maubanc.

2 December 2015

Armenia's abrupt political U-turn, clearly imposed by Moscow, has interrupted a number of promising legislative processes in the field of human rights.

2 December 2015

Look again at your home appliances as they can help tackle climate change and green the economy says Paolo Falcioni.

18 November 2015

Better enforcement of existing provisions, access to information and cooperation between member states are key to ensuring the fair mobility of workers, argues Denis Pennel.

17 November 2015

Antibiotic resistance poses a serious risk. Roxanne Feller of IFAH-Europe explains how the animal health industry’s considered and responsible approach plays a vital role in containing the threat.


17 December 2015

Although David Cameron and Donald Tusk have accepted that a deal will not be reached this year, it is now hoped that these discussions will pave the way for an agreement in February.

18 November 2015

The AFET committee heard German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier talk on the fight against terrorism in light of the recent Paris attacks, Germany's "open border" policy and the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

12 November 2015

The 2015 launch of the Energy Infrastructure Forum took place on 9 and 10 November in the Copenhagen, Denmark. Please find further details below.

28 October 2015

Yesterday, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented to EP Plenary the Commission’s work programme for 2016 entitled "No time for business as usual". Please find more details below.

16 October 2015

This week, in committee and plenary, the European Parliament discussed what the "Safe Harbour" ruling means for future data protection rules.