Brussels-centric approach to Future of Europe Conference will not engage citizens, says new CoR President

20 February 2020

The newly-elected President of the Committee of the Regions says a “centralised”, Brussels-led approach to the Future of Europe Conference will not succeed in rebuilding citizens' trust in EU policymaking.

Mayor of London says ‘London is part of Europe’

19 February 2020

In a one-day visit to Brussels on Tuesday, Sadiq Khan met with Michel Barnier and other EU leaders to discuss the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

MEP voices frustration over inequalities in access to rare disease treatments

19 February 2020

Slovenian Socialist deputy Tanja Fajon said it was “very frustrating” that some people had access to treatment and drugs for their rare disease while others do not.

EU and Member States at loggerheads over long-term budget

19 February 2020

The Commission has asked for €1.135 trillion over seven years but Member States insist that the total budget size should be €1.095 trillion.

Gibraltar minister appeals to EU and UK to find solution to border issue with Spain

18 February 2020

Joseph Garcia said the aim of the talks between the EU and UK, set to start next month, should be  to find “frictionless border processes.”

Brexit shakes up European Parliament

17 February 2020

The withdrawal of the UK from the EU has signalled a series of key changes in the way the European Parliament is set up.

Home is where the heat is

20 February 2020

Consumer preferences must be considered as the EU strives to become a leader in tackling climate change and the new European Commission is devising a Green Deal for Europe. The role of consumers in decarbonising the heating sector is especially important as the new EU legislative cycle begins, writes GasTerra's Anton Buijs.

A sustainable transformation

18 February 2020

For the European Green Deal to work effectively, everyone must do their part, writes Miriam Dalli.

5 Questions with... Josianne Cutajar

17 February 2020

Josianne Cutajar (MT, S&D) is a member of Parliament’s ITRE committee

Tax policies key to combating global warming and achieving the SDGs

13 February 2020

In 2019, scientists warned of even higher rises in sea levels due to accelerating climate change, but few policymakers paid much attention. Instead, we witnessed natural disasters on all continents, writes Krister Andersson, Vice-President of the EESC Employers' Group.

Safer Internet Day: Constant vigilance

11 February 2020

The internet has impacted our lives in countless positive ways; however, we must be vigilant to ensure it remains safe. Let’s focus on children to build a better Internet of the future, write Mariya Gabriel and Thierry Breton.

A ‘sad day’ for racial diversity in the EU

10 February 2020

With the UK’s departure from the EU, MEPs and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) say the Brussels institutions have become ‘whiter’ and less representative of Europe’s diverse population. Rajnish Singh reports.

FinTech: What is it all about?

11 February 2020

Fintech is a sector where Europe can be a global competitor, writes Nickolas Reinhardt

How Nord Stream 2 could play a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions

3 February 2020

Nord Stream 2 will make an important contribution to achieving the EU’s climate objectives, writes Sebastian Sass

17 February 2020

As the EU fights climate change, farmers are often blamed for the environmental effects of their activities. Clara Aguilera explains that instead of making cuts to the CAP budget, the EU must provide more support to farmers or risk seeing most of Europe’s agricultural areas dwindle in the coming decades.

12 February 2020

Huawei and Europe have achieved huge success working together for the past 20 years, 5G will take this even further, says Huawei’s Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy, Sophie Batas.

11 February 2020

Innovative treatments and genetic testing can write a new chapter in the history of rare diseases. Together, we can make a difference and improve patients’ lives, explains Biogen’s President, Europe & Canada, Johanna Friedl-Naderer.

5G for Europe

12 February 2020

The coming 12 months will see roll out of 5G technology “gather speed” across Europe, predicts Chinese tech giant Huawei, but an “inclusive and facts-based” approach will be key to a successful deployment, reports Martin Banks.

An alternative solution for climate neutrality?

30 January 2020

Low-carbon fuels made from anything from wood pellets to garbage could hold the key to reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector. Jonathan Benton reports on a European Parliament event looking at the potential benefits.

European Payment Institutions Federation: Pay it forward

19 December 2019

Europe’s payment sector recently met up to discuss whether the EU’s controversial Interchange Fee Regulation had delivered on its stated objectives. Brian Johnson reports.

5 February 2020

The new Space Programme might not yet allow us to reach the moon, but it will be the key tool for the EU economy in the coming years, writes Massimiliano Salini.

5 February 2020

EU money is taxpayers’ money, and the CONT Committee ensures that it is spent correctly, efficiently and in a purposeful way, explains Monika Hohlmeier.

4 February 2020

Britain’s exit from the EU should generate a discussion over the Union’s potential new own resources, suggests Johan van Overtveldt

18 February 2020

For the European Green Deal to work effectively, everyone must do their part, writes Miriam Dalli.

20 January 2020

The €100 billion 'Just Transition Fund' to support European regions' transition away from fossil fuels has been cautiously welcomed by NGOs.

22 November 2019

The demands to act on climate change are correct and justified; let’s ensure we use the right tools and approaches in delivering solutions, writes Peter Liese.