Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has published her annual report.
The controversial substance glyphosate has serious adverse health effects, including on sexual and reproductive health, according to a new report published this week.
The EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia has ended with no clear sign as to when accession talks may start for the six Balkan states hoping to join the EU.
Jan Albrecht, who steered the general data protection regulation (GDPR) through Parliament, has defended the legislation.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to a private meeting with the leaders of Parliament’s political groups.
Electronic cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco, writes Riccardo Polosa.
Towards IUU-free fisheries: Thailand is making significant progress in its fight against illegal fishing, argues Chatchai Sarikulya.
If Europe wants to promote the circular economy, then it needs to get serious about it, argues Jacob Hansen.
Every fire victim is one too many, writes Quentin de Hults.
Consumers want to know what’s in their drinks, explains Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies, writes Pascal Apostolides.
Five years ago, Europe banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals outside the EU. It’s time for our legislators to stick to their political choice, writes Stefan Eck.
The EU has a duty to protect refugees from exploitation, while preserving the values upon Europe’s democratic societies are built, argues Tommaso Virgili.
It’s time to scratch the surface, and recognise that advanced plant breeding methods, including GM crops, can really make a positive impact, writes Julian Little.
Ahead of this week's RED II negotiations, Géraldine Kutas explains where policymakers are getting it wrong on biofuels - and how they can fix their mistakes before it's too late.
Cohesion policy benefits both the recipient and donor countries, explain Lambert van Nistelrooij and Andrey Novakov.
Cities and regions should look to several EU-funded projects to help facilitate their energy transition, says Maria Spyraki.
Adina-Ioana Vălean talks circular economy, plastic pollution, glyphosate, protecting Europe’s forests, and reducing air pollution.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama talks reforming Europe and the Balkans and why 80 per cent of Albanians want EU membership.
Antanas Guoga tells us why he is betting big on blockchain technologies.
The first - and currently only - MEP from an ideologically feminist party, Soraya Post talks about the impact of #MeToo, intersectionality and why we should all be feminists.
Midway through Bulgaria’s demanding EU Council presidency, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov explains why future Western Balkans accession is important for the security and prosperity of all Europeans.
Germany's ever-expanding influence within the Brussels bubble is cause for concern, writes Henri Malosse.
It’s time European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stepped down, writes Madi Sharma.
ISS Commander Frank De Winne talks building villages on the moon, cooperation with China and more.
Germany's recent political turmoil has prompted renewal among the country's main parties - except for the SPD, writes Yuriy Sheyko.
Geoffrey Van Orden, who knew Tsvangirai, reflects on his legacy and on Zimbabwe's future.
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has published her annual report.
The UK will have to demonstrate that it is still ‘open for business’ after it leaves the EU at the end of March 2019, according to Greens MEP Jean Lambert.
Parliament’s Greens/EFA group has warned that the UK could become the “biggest tax haven near the EU” after Brexit.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has warned of irreparable damage to the EU unless it learns the lessons from Brexit.
The UK says it is committed to maintaining close defence and security relations with the EU after it Brexit.
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation as part of the ongoing ‘Future of Europe’ debate.
EU must act to secure the rights of all UK nationals living in the EU, not just those working for the EU institutions, argues former British MP.
Adina-Ioana Vălean interview, Green Week 2018, EU Enlargement: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, eHealth, Future of Europe, eGigarettes, Cohesion Policy, Brexit, 5 questions with Laima Andrikienė and more.
Laima Andrikienė (EPP, LT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan parliamentary cooperation committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia.
Biljana Borzan (S&D, HR) is a member of Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) is a member of Parliament’s industry, research and energy committee.
Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D, BG) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Montenegro stabilisation and association parliamentary committee.
Greek deputy Eva Kaili hosted the Parliament Magazine's annual MEP awards ceremony recognising MEPs for their outstanding work over the last year.
Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA, DE) is a member of Parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee.
Julie Ward (S&D, UK) is a member of Parliament’s culture and education committee.
Refugees, materialism and conflict minerals.
Spanish, intuition and inventions.
Chess, Nashville and saying 'yes'.
Food tourism, tennis and eCommerce.
The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached on new rules on type approval of motor vehicles.
On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.
On October 10, the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held its thirteenth meeting. The topic of debate was the Single Digital Gateway.
On September 25, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a first exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal for an EU screening mechanism of foreign investment in strategic sectors.
On September 11, a debate took place on the EU Emissions Trading System at the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg.
On August 31, the EP DEVE and INTA Committees organised jointly a hearing on the revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade.
On June 12, the European Commission organised an event entitled Finance for Innovation: Towards the ETS Fund.
On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK).