MEPs back measures to give national parliaments greater say in EU legislation

19 May 2017

MEPs have overwhelmingly backed measures that call for national parliaments to have a greater say on EU legislation.

European Business Summit 2017: What to expect

19 May 2017

This year's European Business Summit is an opportunity to take part in stimulating debates on the future of Europe.

EU Parliament approves new audiovisual services rules

18 May 2017

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV may soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country.

MEPs endorse EU strategy for Syria

18 May 2017

MEPs have urged the EU to take a more active role in helping to bring the long-running conflict in Syria to an end.

MEPs demand crackdown on rule of law in Hungary

18 May 2017

Campaigners say that Parliament’s decision to launch a fresh crackdown on Hungary marks a clear red line on the protection of rights.

A sustainable blue economy can boost Europe's tourism

19 May 2017

EU coastal regions attract a huge number of tourists each year but they need more support to unlock the full potential of the blue economy, says István Ujhelyi.

European Business Summit: What's next for Europe?

19 May 2017

This year's European Business Summit is well placed to provide a platform for debate between EU stakeholders, explains Arnaud Thysen.

Green jobs could change the way we live, so what are we waiting for?

18 May 2017

Green jobs could change the way we live, and the world we live in - what are we waiting for, asks Jean Lambert.

Obesity is a societal problem

18 May 2017

The EU’s approach to food advertising to children must change if it is to e­ffectively tackle the obesity epidemic, says Daciana Octavia Sârbu.

Tackling obesity is a political ambition

18 May 2017

Obesity is a major public health concern and action must be taken at EU and national level, writes Michèle Rivasi.

17 May 2017

European environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella on what to expect from this year's EU Green Week activities, the importance of the blue economy and the job potential of acting green.

17 May 2017

Tony Blair's former chief of staff Jonathan Powell hopes to use his experience to secure a Brexit deal that works for business.

2 May 2017

Eva Kaili on the importance of investing in science and research, why Brexit should exclude scientific cooperation, and why she doesn't want online platforms to censor fake news.

4 April 2017

Mairead McGuinness on taking risks, building bridges with national parliaments, and why she’s excited about her new responsibility for interreligious dialogue.

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.

From Macron to Renzi: the Centre fights back

15 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron's decisive victory over Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election has calmed fears of a eurozone crisis and boosted the hopes of centrists and of business in Europe that the momentum for populist parties has been stalled, at least for now., writes Mike Rann.

EU-Nato relations: A country-by-country analysis

15 May 2017

In response to heightened tensions with Russia, Europeans remain committed to Nato and US allyship, explains Dalia Research's Anisa Holmes.

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.

19 May 2017

This year's European Business Summit is an opportunity to take part in stimulating debates on the future of Europe.

19 May 2017

This year's European Business Summit is well placed to provide a platform for debate between EU stakeholders, explains Arnaud Thysen.

17 May 2017

Northern Irish MEP Jim Nicholson has warned that resolving the Irish border issue in the Brexit talks will be a massive task.

17 May 2017

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that the clock is ticking on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

17 May 2017

Tony Blair's former chief of staff Jonathan Powell hopes to use his experience to secure a Brexit deal that works for business.

16 May 2017

The leaders of Parliament's two biggest groups agree that Macron's victory in France is a good sign for Europe.

15 May 2017

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has flagged up the possibility of Scotland joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as part of a phased approach to rejoining the EU after Brexit.

15 May 2017

Karmenu Vella interview, Green Week, EU Maritine Day, European Business Summit preview, Alcohol Labelling, Food Waste, Nato summit, Plant Health, european Steel Day, 5 questions with Danuta Hübner and more...

5 April 2017

Winston Churchill, young entrepreneurs and taking inspiration from past leaders.

9 February 2017

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

5 May 2017

On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK). 

13 April 2017

On April 11, the LIBE Committee held a hearing on the Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy regulation. 

5 April 2017

On April 5, the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union and subsequently adopted a joint motion for a resolution on their position. 

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.