Mixed response from European Parliament policymakers to Brexit deal

18 October 2019

Several MEPs cast doubt on whether European Parliament will have enough time to debate and approve new deal in time for 31 October deadline.

European Parliament president satisfied new Brexit deal will 'fully protect' rights of citizens

18 October 2019

David Sassoli believes deal offers sufficient legal protection to the five million EU and UK citizens affected by Brexit.

Movers and Shakers | 18 October 2019

18 October 2019

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our Movers and Shakers column.

European Parliament could vote on Brexit deal next week if UK gives green light

17 October 2019

A Parliament spokesman told this site that MEPs could vote on the new Brexit deal within days if the deal is ratified by the Westminster Parliament on Saturday.

Boris Johnson praises ‘excellent’ Brexit deal

17 October 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed “this excellent deal” after thrashing out an agreement with the EU that he predicts will allow Britain to leave the bloc on 31 October.

To save the EU from collapse, we must reinvent democracy

16 October 2019

Dr. Saqib Qureshi explains why governments should look at what works in the private sector and use that to enhance the public sector.

Becoming our best selves

16 October 2019

The EU administration can be a role model for the whole of the EU, believes Emily O’Reilly.

New EU life sciences and biotech strategy would help people and the planet

15 October 2019

The EU must embrace biotech’s potential to help make Europe the world’s first carbon neutral continent, argues Joanna Dupont Inglis.

International E-Waste Day 2019: A pension plan for appliances

14 October 2019

Watch the latest video from APPLiA, explaining how 'circular culture' works and what is needed from policymakers to make it a reality.

Zero Zone - Brewing a better Europe

14 October 2019

The new European Commission is planning to turn young peoples’ aspirations into action, making clear that this mandate aims to provide answers to key issues facing all European citizens. HEINEKEN Europe stands firmly behind this vision.

Taking racism to task

11 October 2019

In Europe’s first Anti-Racism and Diversity Week, a cross-party group of MEPs and campaigners has urged the new von der Leyen Commission to prioritise race equality.

Healthy workplaces lighten the load

23 September 2019

Christa Sedlatschek reflects on 25 years of making Europe’s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive.

An enabling policy framework can all help to reduce emissions

12 September 2019

An enabling policy framework can all help to reduce emissions, explains Philippe Ducom.

The EU must continue its commitment to protecting wildlife

11 September 2019

The EU must continue its commitment to protecting wildlife, explains Staci McLennan.

7 October 2019

Petra De Sutter was a world-renowned gynaecologist and fertility expert when she decided to take the leap into politics. Now a newly-elected MEP and Chair of Parliament’s IMCO Committee, she tells Lorna Hutchinson what drives her passion for Green policymaking and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

26 September 2019

Reflecting on his mandate as he prepares to hand the baton to his successor, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis tells Lorna Hutchinson about the highlights of the past five years and what challenges remain in the European health domain.

24 September 2019

The sports community is taking steps to improve its environmental impact. Brigitte Dero, General Manager of VinylPlus®, the European PVC industry’s sustainability programme, and Laurent Petrynka, President of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), explain why making a long-term impact requires innovative partnerships.

EU healthcare in need of transformative change

14 October 2019

Bad Hofgastein, Austria: Showpiece EU health policy conference told that "era of disruption is upon us".

Health inequity a threat to core European values

4 October 2019

Bad Hofgastein, Austria: New WHO report warns of polarising effects of health inequalities.

27 September 2019

István Ujhelyi (HU/S&D) is vice-chair of the parliaments transport and tourism (TRAN) committee.

18 September 2019

Pina Picierno (IT/S&D) is a 2019 MEP award winner and member of parliament’s FEMM and AGRI committees

17 July 2019

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

26 September 2019

The growing demand for food makes changing EU attitudes to GMO technology essential.

23 September 2019

The Green Deal is at the heart of the EU’s ambitions of becoming climate-neutral. Transparency is essential to its success argue Karen Melchior and Lara Wolters.

20 September 2019

Mayors representing 8,000 European cities have called for urgent action to meet the EU’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.