EU leaders to debate re-use of Spitzenkandidaten process for 2019 European elections

23 February 2018

MEPs warn EU heads of state and government that they will not accept a 'back room' deal candidate for post of European Commission president..

Saudi foreign minister in EU Parliament to defend country's role in Yemen war

22 February 2018

The Saudi foreign minister has told MEPs his country has a zero-tolerance approach to Islamic terrorism.

Martin Selmayr named as new EU Commission Secretary-General

21 February 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced a major shakeup of his inner circle.

Charles Tannock: UK commitment to EU defence post-Brexit 'should not be remotely questioned'

21 February 2018

UK ECR group MEP Charles Tannock says that Britain’s commitment to European defence post-Brexit “should not be remotely questioned.”

Jo Leinen defends transnational lists despite EU Parliament rejection

21 February 2018

S&D group MEP Jo Leinen says that Brexit offers a “unique window of opportunity” to reform the European electoral system.

Martin Schulz accused of being 'a man of empty words' following SPD fiasco

20 February 2018

Parliament’s former President Martin Schulz has come under fire for his “lack of practical ideas and solutions.”

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies

5 February 2018

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies, writes Pascal Apostolides.

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of EU institutions

19 January 2018

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of Europe’s institutions, writes Stéphane Israël.

Myanmar: The world is watching as human rights collapse

23 February 2018

The international community has let itself become a spectator in the tragic and complete collapse of human rights in Myanmar, writes Amjad Bashir.

The future of Europe depends on research

23 February 2018

Bolstering Europe’s research excellency is about more than increasing the EU’s competitiveness, explains Soledad Cabezón Ruiz.

EU research needs more funding

23 February 2018

With Horizon 2020 becoming a victim of its own success, EU research needs more funding, writes Lieve Wierinck.

EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is mutually beneficial

22 February 2018

The EU-Morocco fisheries agreement should be considered within the bigger picture of relations between both parties, which are of crucial importance for both sides' economies, as well as other issues including migration and the fight against terrorism, explains Gilles Pargneaux.

EU Industry Day: Policymakers must support a robust EU manufacturing sector

22 February 2018

Last July, Parliament underlined EU industry needs public funding and a long-term vision, says Paloma López Bermejo.

6 February 2018

Jyrki Katainen talks about his plans to tackle youth unemployment, deal with plastic pollution, ensure we have digital skills, successfully trade globally and have closer EU defence.

23 January 2018

A familiar face in Brussels circles, Jerzy Buzek talks about the importance of EU space policy, the clean energy package and his appreciation for water filters.

22 January 2018

Krzysztof Szubert, Poland’s secretary of state in charge of digital affairs, says despite political differences with the EU, his government is fully behind the digital single market strategy.

15 December 2017

Eva Maydell talks about why the digital single market will never be completed, the important links between education, entrepreneurship and tech, and the upcoming Bulgarian EU Council presidency.

5 December 2017

As scores of men, women and children continue to risk their lives to reach European shores, migration, home affairs and citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos outlines the progress made so far on stemming the refugee crisis, reforming the Dublin regulation and why migration could help the EU.

Governments must step up to fill the UNRWA funding gap left by the US

2 February 2018

Governments must step up to fill the UNRWA funding gap left by the US, and ensure continued access to education for children in war-torn countries, writes Mariela Baeva. 

EU and UK must urgently address consequences of Brexit on regions

20 December 2017

The potentially damaging effects of Brexit on Europe's regions remains absent from negotiations between the EU and UK, says Eleni Marianou.

Azerbaijan: A new energy and transport hub between Europe and Asia

24 November 2017

The new the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is good news for the EU, says Ceyhun Osmanli.

Unpaid internships: The EU institutions can - and should - do better

10 November 2017

On International Interns Day, the European Parliament is both a champion and a hypocrite, writes Bryn Watkins.

23 February 2018

MEPs warn EU heads of state and government that they will not accept a 'back room' deal candidate for post of European Commission president..

21 February 2018

UK ECR group MEP Charles Tannock says that Britain’s commitment to European defence post-Brexit “should not be remotely questioned.”

21 February 2018

S&D group MEP Jo Leinen says that Brexit offers a “unique window of opportunity” to reform the European electoral system.

20 February 2018

MEPs are set to debate the impact of Brexit on Europe’s maritime sector at a special hearing in Parliament.

19 February 2018

The UK has outlined plans to grant residents from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway similar rights post-Brexit as those from EU member states.

19 February 2018

Parliament’s ALDE group leader Guy Verhofstadt has warned that Theresa May could be ousted as UK Prime Minister in the event of failure to agree a post-Brexit deal.

9 February 2018

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, insists there can be no guarantee of a transition period if the UK continues to argue over temporarily following the bloc’s rules and regulations. 

9 February 2018

The European Parliament will send a fact-finding mission to Amsterdam, the disputed new site of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

21 February 2018

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

26 October 2017

Marek Plura (EPP, PL) is a member of Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee.

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). 

13 April 2017

On April 11, the LIBE Committee held a hearing on the Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy regulation.