Movers and Shakers | 19 July 2019

19 July 2019

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

Socialist MEPs back new EU Commission chief despite reservations from several national delegations

17 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen’s “clearly progressive” agenda was key to determining Socialist support, says S&D group leader.

Von der Leyen odds of vote survival looking good after Plenary session

16 July 2019

European Commission President-designate, Ursula von der Leyen, may well manage to survive her make-or-break vote in the European Parliament later today after a rousing speech to MEPs appeared to garner more support than dissent.

Von der Leyen offers groups concessions ahead of key Parliament vote

15 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President-designate, has offered the Socialists and Renew Europe a list of concessions in a bid to assuage her naysayers ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Parliament vote on her nomination.

Movers and Shakers | July 12 2019

12 July 2019

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

Inoculating against mistrust

19 July 2019

Vaccine hesitancy has been identified as one of the top ten threats to global health. Lorna Hutchinson takes a look at the roles that social media, populism and fake news play in sowing the seeds of doubt and fear.

Finland EU Council Presidency 2019: What to expect

18 July 2019

Now that the Finland holds the European Council presidency, we spoke to MEPs about what to expect over the next six months.

Bringing 5G to all corners of Europe

18 July 2019

While the advent of 5G networks promises to revolutionise digital society, the EU must ensure that more rural and sparsely-populated areas of Europe are not left behind explains Mart Võrklaev

Letting 5G flourish

17 July 2019

5G will allow companies to access new technologies and will deliver sustainable growth and jobs across Europe. But the right strategy needs to be in place to help it thrive, explains Roberto Viola.

EU urged to act on the possible health risks of mineral wool

17 July 2019

More needs to be done to make more people aware of the potential dangers of mineral wool, writes James Wilson

A strong industrial policy requires genuine ambition and true vision

4 February 2019

EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

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

15 July 2019

Magid Magid is everything anti-immigration politicians such as Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orbán fear and despise. He is a Muslim and a refugee. And he’s just become an MEP. He tells Rajnish Singh about his mission to shake up the EU

8 July 2019

Despite the potential for conflict, there is a general willingness among the world’s Arctic players to solve issues by cooperation rather than confrontation, Marie-Anne Coninsx tells Brian Johnson.

1 July 2019

Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the EU, compares US-EU relations to a marriage. He tells Rajnish Singh that “We’re like an old married couple. The kids have left, we still love each other, we’re never getting divorced, but we have some very specific and tough issues to address."

EU urged to act on the possible health risks of mineral wool

17 July 2019

More needs to be done to make more people aware of the potential dangers of mineral wool, writes James Wilson

Delivering 5G is not rocket science

12 July 2019

European technology is at the forefront, so how can policy speed up a digitalised economy, asks Gabriel Solomon.

15 July 2019

Magid Magid is everything anti-immigration politicians such as Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orbán fear and despise. He is a Muslim and a refugee. And he’s just become an MEP. He tells Rajnish Singh about his mission to shake up the EU

12 July 2019

European Commission President-designate, Ursula von der Leyen, went on a charm offensive in Parliament this week. But, as Lorna Hutchinson reports, the mission did not go quite as planned.

10 July 2019

European Commission President designate, Ursula von der Leyen, wants the UK to remain in the European Union, but says that in the event of the UK's departure, the “tone and attitude” with which Brexit is carried out will be “crucial”.

17 July 2019

Maria Spyraki (EL/EPP) is a 2019 MEP award winner and member of parliament’s ITRE and REGI committees

9 May 2019

Isabelle Thomas (FR, S&D) is a 2019 MEP Award winner and member of Parliament’s budget and fisheries committees

23 April 2019

Find out how boxing legend Muhammed Ali inspired this award-winning MEP.

17 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen’s “clearly progressive” agenda was key to determining Socialist support, says S&D group leader.

16 July 2019

European Commission President-designate, Ursula von der Leyen, may well manage to survive her make-or-break vote in the European Parliament later today after a rousing speech to MEPs appeared to garner more support than dissent.

15 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President-designate, has offered the Socialists and Renew Europe a list of concessions in a bid to assuage her naysayers ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Parliament vote on her nomination.