Is closer EU defence cooperation really needed?

22 March 2017

With Nato already established some MEPs question the need for a new Brussels-based EU military HQ.

European Parliament building

MEPs want all lobbyists to sign transparency register before entering EU Parliament

21 March 2017

MEPs say that all lobbyists should be required to sign the EU transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament.

Antonio Tajani

Tajani: Europe's problems cannot be solved by a weakening of the EU

21 March 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged member states "not to venture into nationalism."

Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Brexit: Talks must address core issue of citizens' rights, EU Parliament told

21 March 2017

EU leaders have been urged to lift the uncertainty hanging over millions of UK and EU citizens following Britain's decision to quit the EU.

Theresa May

UK to trigger Brexit on 29 March

20 March 2017

MEPs have reacted to news that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will formally trigger the two year process of leaving the EU on 29 March.

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Nigel Cotton

Renewables bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU

21 March 2017

Renewables can bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU, writes Nigel Cotton.

Ignacio S. Galán is Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola

Decarbonisation requires shared responsibility between business and governments

20 March 2017

Decarbonisation requires a shared responsibility between business and governments, argues Ignacio S. Galán.

Townsend Feehan

Policymakers must avoid leading EU into age of data prohibition

17 March 2017

EU policymakers must avoid leading Europe into an age of data prohibition, warns Townsend Feehan.

Tomasz W. Stępień

Was the revision of the EU firearms directive worth the effort?

3 March 2017

Was the revision of the EU firearms directive worth the effort, asks Tomasz W. Stępień

Mark Lichtenhein

EU Copyright Reform: Contractual freedom under attack

9 February 2017

Contractual freedom is under attack and consumers will suffer, warns Mark Lichtenhein.

Sustainable energy

EU energy union: No 'one-size-fits-all' - but technology can help

22 March 2017

Completing the energy union means ensuring a well-functioning internal energy market that empowers consumers, say MEPs.

Marco Affronte

Ensuring access to water will make the EU stronger

22 March 2017

The Commission's lack of response to the Right2Water campaign is a clear lack of respect for citizens and is weakening public trust in the EU institutions, writes Marco Affronte.

Peter Liese

EU winter package is right to put energy efficiency first

21 March 2017

The European Commission was right to focus on energy efficiency in its winter package, says Peter Liese.

Lucy Anderson

Europe's ports are one of its key commercial strengths

21 March 2017

Europe's maritime sector is a world leader, but there is room for improvement if it is to retain that position, writes Lucy Anderson.

Emilian Pavel

EU failing to stand with Pakistani women and girls

21 March 2017

The EU must take stronger action to put an end to honour killings in Pakistan, writes Emilian Pavel.

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

7 March 2017

Věra Jourová on making sure past progress is consolidated, fighting the gender pay gap and why encouraging women's political participation would benefit everyone.

21 February 2017

Victor Negrescu on relating to Europe's millennials, why EU membership was a dream come true for Romania and why he believes a 'two-speed Europe' is a stupid idea.

7 February 2017

Andrus Ansip talks 5G race, the potential of the data economy and why he believes his copyright proposals will help both consumers and creators.

25 January 2017

Astronaut Tim Peake talks about his time on the International Space Station, inspiring the younger generation and why he hopes Brexit will not impact on Europe's scientific research.

Markus Beyrer

EU must better communicate its success stories

17 March 2017

The EU must better communicate its success stories, says Markus J. Beyrer.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP

Edward McMillan-Scott: Letter from a Disunited Kingdom

17 March 2017

Edward McMillan-Scott calls on MEPs to engage with those in Britain who understand the EU and can put the case for continued membership.

Euro coins and notes

Debunking myths about social investment

10 March 2017

The EU and member states need to rethink their approach to investment in services, argues Helen Joseph.

Brexit

High alert for human rights protection in the future in the UK and beyond

10 March 2017

UK withdrawal from the European convention on human rights could have devastating repercussions for the EU, warns Willy Fautré.

21 March 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged member states "not to venture into nationalism."

21 March 2017

EU leaders have been urged to lift the uncertainty hanging over millions of UK and EU citizens following Britain's decision to quit the EU.

21 March 2017

Europe's maritime sector is a world leader, but there is room for improvement if it is to retain that position, writes Lucy Anderson.

21 March 2017

Scotland has little option now but to seek another Independence Referendum, argues Stephen Gethins.

20 March 2017

A word from the host of the 2017 MEP awards, Roberta Metsola.

20 March 2017

MEPs have reacted to news that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will formally trigger the two year process of leaving the EU on 29 March.

20 March 2017

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has agreed to meet a delegation of EU citizens living in the UK and British nationals living in Europe.

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

17 March 2017

On March 16, the European Parliament Plenary Session endorsed the agreement reached with the Council on a draft regulation for a supply chain due diligence on minerals originating in conflict-affected areas.

6 March 2017

On March 1, the main conference of European Shipping Week 2017, a day-long debate on various topics across the maritime spectrum, took place.

2 March 2017

On March 2, the European Parliament adopted the report on the implementation of the Creative Europe programme with 503 votes in favour, 57 votes against and 80 abstentions. Please find the detailed voting list here

17 February 2017

On February 16, the European Parliament’s Plenary Session adopted the JURI report on civil rules on robotics.

10 February 2017

On February 8, the European Commission organised a conference on the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

30 January 2017

On January 25, the TRAN Committee heard and discussed the priorities of the EU Maltese Presidency in the area of transport and tourism. 

27 January 2017

On January 25, the IMCO Committee discussed the draft report by Roza Grafin van Thun und Hohenstein (EPP, PL) on geo-blocking.

20 January 2017

On January 18, Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, presented the priorities of the Maltese Presidency to the European Parliament Plenary .