Belgium reassures Brits: We will guarantee citizens’ rights even in hard Brexit

18 January 2019

Belgium has said it is ready to follow other Member States such as the Netherlands in guaranteeing the rights of all Britons in Belgium and all Belgians in the UK, even in the event of a hard Brexit.

MEPs voice concern over Romanian EU Council presidency

18 January 2019

Belgian MEP Phillipe Lamberts has launched a scathing attack on Romania’s suitability to hold the council presidency.

Frans Timmermans urged to step down during Commission presidency campaign

18 January 2019

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has been urged to step down as a commissioner while he campaigns for the presidency of the executive.

UK has two options: alternative deal or stop Brexit, says senior MEP

17 January 2019

Senior Labour MEP Richard Corbett says the failure to approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons this week has left the UK facing only two options.

Dutch government confirms UK nationals will retain existing rights if UK leaves the EU without a deal

16 January 2019

The Dutch Government’s guarantee to British residents in the Netherlands in the event of no-deal Brexit has been welcomed by a group championing EU citizenship rights.

MEPs say ball is in UK court over future relationship with EU

16 January 2019

MEPs are adamant that a no-deal Brexit would be in no one’s interest and say that it is up to the UK to make it clear what type of relationship it wants with the European Union.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

Cooperation and investment are key when it comes to security and defence, explains Chris Lombardi

Individuals make innovation a reality

26 November 2018

Making innovation happen is more than just a motto for the EIT, writes Dirk Jan van den Berg.

Apprenticeships are a practical way for Europe's youth to kick-start careers

5 November 2018

McDonald's is helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed through apprenticeships, writes David Fairhurst.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

Parliament’s trade legislation: A look back and moving forward

21 January 2019

As we approach the end of this Parliament's mandate, Iuliu Winkler takes a look back at the past five years, while also considering the remaining couple of months of this legislature under the Romanian Council Presidency.

Time for General Practitioners to have full professional recognition

18 January 2019

The important role that GPs play in Europe’s healthcare systems needs to be recognised at EU level, argues Aldo Lupo

DRC election crisis is the litmus test for a true EU-Africa partnership

17 January 2019

With diplomatic relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the EU at an all-time low, the country's election crisis will be a litmus test as to whether the EU has serious intentions about renewing its relationship with Africa, explain Willy Fautré & Lea Perekrests.

How Europe has priced out innovation: the example of plants

16 January 2019

Europe is lagging behind on several breakthrough technologies, especially in the field of agricultural biotechnology, explains Joanna Dupont-Inglis.

No ifs or buts: Consent-based rape legislation must apply across EU

9 January 2019

Despite most EU countries having signed and ratified the Istanbul Convention on violence against women, there is still a large disparity between Member States in the interpretation of what is deemed consensual, writes the EESC’s Madi Sharma.

Governments need to do more to uphold and safeguard human rights

8 January 2019

In Europe people are still discriminated against or denied access to their rights and not enough action is undertaken by governments to put an end to this, argues Terry Reintke.

17 December 2018

As Chair of Parliament’s LIBE Committee, Claude Moraes has set a high bar for juggling prominent legislative files, having dealt with a number of ground-breaking pieces of legislation during his tenure. And he’s not finished yet.

23 November 2018

The chair of parliament’s SEDE committee Anna Elżbieta Fotyga discusses the threats Europe faces, cooperation with Nato, fake news, AI weapons and UK defence relations post Brexit.

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

10 October 2018

The chair of parliament’s regional development committee, Iskra Mihaylova, says this year’s edition of European Week of Regions and Cities is an ideal opportunity to come together to discuss common challenges and to identify possible solutions.

Double standards result from EU trade policies

18 December 2018

The EU seeks to improve human rights dialogue through its trade policies, but is it working, asks Madi Sharma, member of the European Economic and Social Committee.

International cooperation is key to promoting security

2 November 2018

Winning the fight against state-sponsored international terrorism requires more than vigilance, enforcement and national unity - it needs international coordination and cooperation.

EU has little room for manoeuvre in Brexit talks

16 October 2018

The EU’s margin for flexibility is limited in Brexit negotiations, and the sooner the UK accepts this the sooner a deal can be reached, writes S&D group MEP Jo Leinen.

The centralisation of authority in Bosnia-Herzegovina

5 October 2018

Bosnia-Herzegovina is stealthily being developed into a centralised unitary state, argues Republika Srpska's president Milorad Dodik.

Middle East companies ready to pounce on oil refining growth

27 September 2018

The oil industry’s historically forgotten business - petroleum refining and processing - is stepping into the limelight as the outlook for upstream exploration and production remains s uncertain, writes Sara Stefanini.

21 January 2019

As we approach the end of this Parliament's mandate, Iuliu Winkler takes a look back at the past five years, while also considering the remaining couple of months of this legislature under the Romanian Council Presidency.

18 January 2019

Belgium has said it is ready to follow other Member States such as the Netherlands in guaranteeing the rights of all Britons in Belgium and all Belgians in the UK, even in the event of a hard Brexit.

18 January 2019

Belgian MEP Phillipe Lamberts has launched a scathing attack on Romania’s suitability to hold the council presidency.

17 January 2019

Senior Labour MEP Richard Corbett says the failure to approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons this week has left the UK facing only two options.

16 January 2019

The Dutch Government’s guarantee to British residents in the Netherlands in the event of no-deal Brexit has been welcomed by a group championing EU citizenship rights.

16 January 2019

MEPs are adamant that a no-deal Brexit would be in no one’s interest and say that it is up to the UK to make it clear what type of relationship it wants with the European Union.

16 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in a House of Commons vote, by 432 votes to 202.

15 January 2019

Socialist group leader Udo Bullmann has branded the UK a “divided nation”, saying he has “severe doubts” there is a majority among the public to leave the EU and that the British people should be given a chance to “reassess the situation.”

23 November 2018

Julie Girling (EPP, UK) member of the parliament’s environment committee and delegation to ASEAN

13 September 2018

Martina Dlabajová (ALDE, CZ) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s budgetary control committee.

11 July 2018

Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

21 June 2018

Ignazio Corrao (EFDD, IT) is a member of Parliament's development committee.

25 May 2018

Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s petitions committee.

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.

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

21 January 2019

As we approach the end of this Parliament's mandate, Iuliu Winkler takes a look back at the past five years, while also considering the remaining couple of months of this legislature under the Romanian Council Presidency.

18 January 2019

Belgian MEP Phillipe Lamberts has launched a scathing attack on Romania’s suitability to hold the council presidency.

18 January 2019

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has been urged to step down as a commissioner while he campaigns for the presidency of the executive.

17 January 2019

Senior Labour MEP Richard Corbett says the failure to approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons this week has left the UK facing only two options.

16 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in a House of Commons vote, by 432 votes to 202.

14 January 2019

As the furore surrounding Brexit reaches fever pitch, with British MPs widely expected to jettison Theresa May’s deal, the question remains - what next?

13 January 2019

A cross-party, 26-nation group of MEPs has issued a last-ditch plea to the UK to reconsider leaving the EU.