Rebecca Harms: Decommission 'hopelessly outdated' Belgian nuclear reactor

11 December 2018

Leading Greens MEP Rebecca Harms has called for the decommissioning of a Belgian nuclear reactor as it no longer meets international safety standards.

EU Ombudsman flags up Selmayr conflict of interest risk

10 December 2018

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has told MEPs that the appointment of German lawyer Martin Selmayr as European Commission Secretary General created a “risk of a conflict of interest.”

Movers and Shakers | 10 December 2018

10 December 2018

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

Czech Premier under scrutiny in Strasbourg over conflict of interest

10 December 2018

MEPs will hold a debate this week into the case of Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who has been accused of a conflict of interest over EU funds paid to his company.

European Parliament aims to reverse voter apathy with new election awareness campaign

7 December 2018

The European Parliament is stepping up efforts to combat voter apathy and raise public awareness of next year’s European elections.

Jens Stoltenberg urges ‘de-stabilising’ Russia to return Ukrainian sailors and vessels

7 December 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to return the Ukrainian sailors and naval vessels it captured in the Sea of Azov.

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.

Helping European consumers to make informed nutritional choices

7 December 2018

Expanding ‘traffic light’ labelling trials across Europe can help build consumer awareness around this well-established nutritional information scheme, explains PepsiCo’s Silviu Popovici.

The problem with Public-Private Partnerships and the role of the EU

3 December 2018

Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom.

Protecting the Kalash: The EU Must Hold Pakistan Accountable

3 December 2018

As a prominent trade partner of Pakistan, the EU has a duty to hold Pakistan accountable for its apathy regarding the indigenous Kalash community, argues Nicolas Bay.

A square peg into a round hole

27 November 2018

Europe’s cloud infrastructure providers support the EU’s intentions to crack down on online terrorist content, however policymakers are targeting the wrong players, explains Alban Schmutz.

UK must remain a defence player

27 November 2018

Despite the impact of Brexit, the EU and UK’s defence and security relationship should remain intrinsically linked, argues Clare Moody     

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.

25 September 2018

Last year’s European Health Forum Gastein highlighted the need for ‘health in all politics’. Here, Austrian MEP Karin Kadenbach, the Forum’s Vice-President, talks about why the idea still holds true, the importance of bold political choices, and how Parliament is standing up for our health.

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.

MEPs have a chance to prevent the future EU budget from bolstering global warming

25 September 2018

Parliament can and should insist, without caveats or loopholes, that all fossil fuels are excluded from all the proposed budget legislation, writes Colin Roche.

10 December 2018

Claude Moraes interview, Brexit, Human Rights, Austrian Presidency, European Payments, eHealth, Middle East, Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Heritage, Illegal Online Pet Sales, Agricultural Policy, Respiratory Diseases and more...

5 December 2018

A senior Greens MEP has disparaged eleventh-hour attempts to persuade MPs to back Theresa May’s controversial Brexit deal.

28 November 2018

Jacqueline Foster has asked her Westminster counterparts to back the Brexit deal brokered by the EU and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

27 November 2018

Despite the impact of Brexit, the EU and UK’s defence and security relationship should remain intrinsically linked, argues Clare Moody     

26 November 2018

EU leaders signed off Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on Sunday, but opinions on the merits of the deal are still sharply divided.

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.

10 December 2018

Claude Moraes interview, Brexit, Human Rights, Austrian Presidency, European Payments, eHealth, Middle East, Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Heritage, Illegal Online Pet Sales, Agricultural Policy, Respiratory Diseases and more...

7 December 2018

The European Parliament is stepping up efforts to combat voter apathy and raise public awareness of next year’s European elections.

19 November 2018

Anna Elżbieta Fotyga interview, Artificial Intelligence & Security, Cybersecurity, EU-Africa, Sexual Harrasment, Press Freedom, e-Cigarettes, Rail Passenger Rights, Innovation & Technology, Health & ICT, Hepatitis, 5 Questions with Julie Girling, and more...

16 November 2018

ALDE group leader welcoms draft Brexit deal thrashed out between the EU and UK, saying it avoids potentially “disastrous disruption” for both sides.

 

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

8 November 2018

Germany’s Manfred Weber has won the EPP group’s Spitzenkandidat nomination, which now puts him in line for European Commission President.

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.