Movers and Shakers | 21 May 2018

21 May 2018

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

New report claims glyphosate has 'serious adverse' health effects

18 May 2018

The controversial substance glyphosate has serious adverse health effects, including on sexual and reproductive health, according to a new report published this week.

Western Balkans summit: More work to be done ahead of accession talks

18 May 2018

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.

Business groups call for leniency ahead of GDPR entry into force

18 May 2018

Jan Albrecht, who steered the general data protection regulation (GDPR) through Parliament, has defended the legislation.

Mark Zuckerberg to visit European Parliament

18 May 2018

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to a private meeting with the leaders of Parliament’s political groups.

Thailand is making significant progress in its fight against illegal fishing

9 April 2018

Towards IUU-free fisheries: Thailand is making significant progress in its fight against illegal fishing, argues Chatchai Sarikulya.

EU must get serious about promoting the circular economy

21 March 2018

If Europe wants to promote the circular economy, then it needs to get serious about it, argues Jacob Hansen.

Ban on animal testing cosmetics: Is the EU on the right track?

21 May 2018

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.

Refugee Integration in Europe: good practices and challenges

16 May 2018

The EU has a duty to protect refugees from exploitation, while preserving the values upon Europe’s  democratic societies are built, argues Tommaso Virgili.

Scratching the surface: why mandatory GMO feeding studies just do not make sense

15 May 2018

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.

Biofuels in the renewable energy directive: The last call

15 May 2018

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.

New study highlights the added value of cohesion policy

11 May 2018

Cohesion policy benefits both the recipient and donor countries, explain Lambert van Nistelrooij and Andrey Novakov.

EU member states must encourage cities and regions in their energy transition plans

10 May 2018

Cities and regions should look to several EU-funded projects to help facilitate their energy transition, says Maria Spyraki.

7 May 2018

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama talks reforming Europe and the Balkans and why 80 per cent of Albanians want EU membership.

10 April 2018

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.

22 March 2018

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.

Is Berlin running the Brussels show?

16 April 2018

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

For the good of Europe, Juncker must step down

9 April 2018

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

Frank de Winne: Space exploration requires international cooperation

19 March 2018

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

Will the SPD last in Germany's new grand coalition?

5 March 2018

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

15 May 2018

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.

14 May 2018

Parliament’s Greens/EFA group has warned that the UK could become the “biggest tax haven near the EU” after Brexit.

11 May 2018

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has warned of irreparable damage to the EU unless it learns the lessons from Brexit.

10 May 2018

The UK says it is committed to maintaining close defence and security relations with the EU after it Brexit.

9 May 2018

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation as part of the ongoing ‘Future of Europe’ debate.

7 May 2018

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.

4 May 2018

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.

9 May 2018

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.

25 April 2018

Biljana Borzan (S&D, HR) is a member of Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee

13 April 2018

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI) is a member of Parliament’s industry, research and energy committee.

22 March 2018

Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D, BG) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Montenegro stabilisation and association parliamentary committee.

22 March 2018

Greek deputy Eva Kaili hosted the Parliament Magazine's annual MEP awards ceremony recognising MEPs for their outstanding work over the last year.

8 March 2018

Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA, DE) is a member of Parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee.

21 February 2018

Julie Ward (S&D, UK) is a member of Parliament’s culture and education committee.

20 April 2018

The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached on new rules on type approval of motor vehicles.

22 January 2018

On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.

12 October 2017

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.

27 September 2017

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. 

13 September 2017

On September 11, a debate took place on the EU Emissions Trading System at the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg.

1 September 2017

On August 31, the EP DEVE and INTA Committees organised jointly a hearing on the revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade.

14 June 2017

On June 12, the European Commission organised an event entitled Finance for Innovation: Towards the ETS Fund.

5 May 2017

On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK).