Migrants in Calais pass by beach goers

Recent tragedy in Austria underlines the case for solidarity

28 August 2015

The tragic deaths of 71 migrants has brought crisis to the heart of Europe. There has never been a greater need for member state solidarity.

Mediterranean migrants

Refugee crisis: senior MEPs call for EU summit

27 August 2015

Gianni Pittella and Guy Verhofstadt have asked EU leaders to come up with a common solution to what has been called the 'worst refugee crisis since the second world war'.

EU's planned data protection legislation raises questions about the nature of privacy

24 August 2015

Colin Mackay asks whether the EU's new legislation on data privacy, the general data protection regulation, will still be relevant by the time of its introduction.


The Circular Economy Strategy: What goes around, comes around

22 August 2015

The European Commission’s ambitious Circular Economy strategy is laudable. But it must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Yvette Cooper

UK 'should ask UN for help on Calais crisis'

21 August 2015

Yvette Cooper has said the UK and France should call in the United Nations to help tackle the migrant crisis at Calais.

MPs divided on letting ministers campaign for Brexit

21 August 2015

MPs are split on whether ministers should be allowed to campaign against the Government in the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.


Lord Carlile: We must speak up against sharp rise of executions in Iran

20 August 2015

Co-chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom Lord Carlile of Berriew calls on the international community to condemn the human rights situation in Iran with nearly 700 executions since January 2015.

Sirpa Pietekeinen speaking in parliament

Circular economy is a win for the EU economy and environment

26 June 2015

The world has little choice but to make the transition to a circular economy, says Sirpa Pietikäinen.

Piernicola Pedicini

End of fossil fuel subsidies first step of circular economy

26 June 2015

Encouraging the reuse of materials and extending product life expectancy are crucial to implementing the circular economy, says Piernicola Pedicini.

Greens/EFA MEP Mark Demesmaeker

EU needs circular economy that will work in practice

25 June 2015

Parliament's circular economy proposals are encouraging, but policymakers must focus on making it work in practice rather than getting stuck on the details, writes Mark Demesmaeker.

Clare Moody

Circular economy requires cultural change

25 June 2015

Discarded plastic has devastating effects on our marine environment, but changing waste into a resource could help limit the damage, writes Clare Moody.

Massimo Paolucci

Circular economy more than just an opportunity

23 June 2015

Now that parliament has given its support to a report on the circular economy, it's up to the commission to deliver concrete proposals, writes Massimo Paolucci.

Revolving door

Time to challenge the influence of big business in EU policy making

20 July 2015

The EU's well-oiled revolving doors are keeping corporate lobbying in the TTIP driving seat, argue Vicky Cann and David Lundy

A map of Europe with a euro image over the top

The euro: The lessons of history

15 July 2015

The aspirations of politicians run far ahead of their understanding, writes the renowned University of Oxford economist Peter Oppenheimer.

EU-Israel: New US rules will impact on European attempts to impose sanctions

15 July 2015

Despite progress in a number of areas, political tensions between Europe and Israel remain high over Palestinian peace talks and the EU has an image problem, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.

Pile of old televisions dumped outside

European parliament pushes commission to close the loop on circular economy

13 July 2015

The EU's new circular economy proposals must tackle the fundamental problem of resource overconsumption, argues Ariadna Rodrigo.

EU-China handshake

Brussels and Beijing will benefit from EU-China urbanisation partnership

1 July 2015

Innovation and pragmatic collaboration is key to urban collaboration between Europe and China, says Li Tie.

21 August 2015

MPs are split on whether ministers should be allowed to campaign against the Government in the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

19 August 2015

David Cameron will orchestrate a row with the French government to present his EU renegotiations as a “win” for the UK, a former Tory minister has allegedly said.

19 August 2015

The head of one of the world's largest advertising and marketing firms has warned that Britain leaving the EU would be a "bloody disaster" for the continent.

19 August 2015

MPs are split on whether ministers should be allowed to campaign against the Government in the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

24 July 2015

British Eurosceptics have lashed out at Barack Obama following the US president's comments saying he favoured Britain remaining within the European Union.

3 July 2015

Chinese companies have become the fastest growing source of foreign investment in Europe, writes Victor Zhang.

30 June 2015

 The EU and member states have not fully implemented the principles of the UN convention, argues Luk Zelderloo.

29 June 2015

The European commission must ensure that social media companies will respect national laws against incitement to religious hatred and violence, says Roberta Bonazzi.

24 June 2015

Liquefied petroleum gas can reach isolated rural communities and benefit millions of people, writes Samuel Maubanc.

22 June 2015

All the evidence shows that efficient labour markets actually drive economic growth, says Eurociett's Denis Pennel

21 August 2015

The Eurogroup met on August 14 and agreed on a new ESM macroeconomic adjustment programme for Greece, signalling the end of negotiations.

14 August 2015

The authors of the 2013 report for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on endocrine disrupters strongly rebuked industry attacks in a response recently published in the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal.

14 August 2015

The Eurogroup will hold an extraordinary meeting on Greece to discuss the “technical agreement” reached on Tuesday.

5 August 2015

The European Commission has unlocked financial assistance to the UK and France in light of the ongoing migrant crisis in Calais. 

15 July 2015

The European parliament's plenary has adopted its own-initiative report aimed at increasing resource efficiency in the EU.