Euro coins and notes

Parliament rejects cuts to 2017 EU budget

27 October 2016

Parliament has controversially voted to reverse all the European Council's proposed cuts in the draft EU budget for 2017.

ECR group chair Syed Kamall

Syed Kamall: EU must learn from CETA debacle

27 October 2016

ECR group Chair Syed Kamall has said that "lessons must be learned" after it emerged that Belgium had finally agreed a deal to approve CETA.

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EU Parliament urges Turkey to release journalists

27 October 2016

MEPs have urged the Turkish authorities to release journalists being held without "compelling evidence of criminal activity."

European parliament

Who is most likely replace Schulz as EU Parliament chief?

26 October 2016

Speculation is mounting that Martin Schulz may be tempted to quit the European Parliament for German politics.


Wallonia rejection of CETA a "game changer" for EU decision-making

25 October 2016

MEPs and business representatives have said that Wallonia's rejection of CETA is a sign the EU must rethink its trade policy.

CETA protest

CETA impasse shows EU must review decision-making process, say senior MEPs

25 October 2016

EU Parliament group leaders have slammed Brussels' approach to CETA signing, but seem confident it could still go ahead.

Malcolm McDowell

Sustainable renewable fuels key to meeting EU's 2030 energy and climate objectives

24 October 2016

Sustainable renewable fuels are key to meeting the EU's ambitious 2030 energy and climate objectives, writes Malcolm McDowell.

Ryan Ding

EU and China have a leading role to play in tomorrow's digital economy

14 October 2016

China and Europe must work together toward a single 5G standard, writes Ryan Ding.

Axel Eggert

Will revising the EU ETS encourage low carbon investment?

12 October 2016

Axel Eggert wonders whether the revision of the EU ETS will foster low carbon investment.

Jean Philippe-Azoulay

Policymakers must make evidence-based decisions on EU food production, argues Jean-Philippe Azoulay

7 October 2016

Real danger that politicians are sleep-walking into a food production crisis, warns crop protection industry chief


Moving treatments from hospitals to patients' homes key to sustainable healthcare

29 September 2016

Taking healthcare home is key to delivering sustainable treatment, writes Paul Leeflang.

Chronic diseases/Sustainable Development

Africa needs innovative partnerships in the fight against chronic diseases

28 October 2016

Tackling the burden of non-communicable diseases, and achieving the sustainable development goals, requires government, business and NGOs to work together, argues Cristian Dan Preda.

Cecile Kyenge

ACP-EU: The Cotonou deal must be reinforced and safeguarded

27 October 2016

The Cotonou agreement is an essential tool in promoting common values with our ACP partners and protecting human rights, says Cécile Kashetu Kyenge.

Louis Michel at parliament

ACP-EU is a unique partnership

27 October 2016

Europe and Africa have a collective responsibility to empower their economies and societies and foster sustainable development, says Louis Michel.

Flavio Zanonato

Is the energy union up to Europe's challenges?

26 October 2016

If national prerogatives prevail, the energy union will fail to deal with the many constraints of today's European energy sector, warns Flavio Zanonato.

Morten Helveg Petersen

A liberal approach to delivering the energy union

26 October 2016

Achieving the energy union will not only help Europe secure its gas and energy supplies in the face of political tensions, it will also help reach climate goals, writes Morten Helveg Petersen.

25 October 2016

Maroš Šefcovic on how his plans will help consumers, reform the market, meet climate change goals and deliver energy security.

11 October 2016

Stefan Eck on his passion for golf, why it's too soon to judge the EU's success and why he believes that rabbits are the forgotten species of EU animal welfare laws.

27 September 2016

Alyn Smith discusses the implications of Brexit, why he wants to become deputy leader of the Scottish National Party and why it's important that Scotland has eyes and ears in Europe.

26 September 2016

Vytenis Andriukaitis explains what challenges the EU can expect in the coming decades, how the Commission will be supporting the member states to keep their populations healthy, and addresses that viral tweet.

13 September 2016

Veteran MEP Pervenche Berès talks reconnecting the EU with its citizens, Barroso's betrayal and the key issues that must not be overlooked in the upcoming Brexit negotiations - should they happen.

Science overview

ShiFt happens, but it's not always good science

10 October 2016

Scientific revolutions may be on the horizon, but most of this shift isn't credible science or a step forward, argues Christopher J. Borgert.

Andrew Duff

Loss of UK MEPs an opportunity to enhance European Parliament's democratic legitimacy

1 September 2016

Brexit may well provide an unintentional boost to EU Federalist hopes of running pan-European transnational party lists at the 2019 European elections, writes Andrew Duff.

Jens Stoltenberg

Nato and cyber-attacks: Time to raise our game

29 July 2016

They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg.

Andrew Duff

Everything you need to know about Article 50 (but were afraid to ask)

5 July 2016

Most people will have never read a single article of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) before they stumbled recently across Article 50.

Henri Malosse

Brexit: EU urgently needs new treaty

1 July 2016

The Brexit referendum should be seen as an opportunity to reform Europe and place citizens at the heart of decision making, says Henri Malosse.

27 October 2016

ECR group Chair Syed Kamall has said that "lessons must be learned" after it emerged that Belgium had finally agreed a deal to approve CETA.

26 October 2016

Speculation is mounting that Martin Schulz may be tempted to quit the European Parliament for German politics.

25 October 2016

Maroš Šefcovic on how his plans will help consumers, reform the market, meet climate change goals and deliver energy security.

21 October 2016

Parliament’s EPP group leader Manfred Weber has launched a blistering attack on UK Prime Minister Theresa May, telling her, “If you want to leave please do so, but don’t decide for the EU.”

21 October 2016

As long as the UK is an EU member, it must respect the bloc's founding values of non-discrimination, tolerance and solidarity, writes Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso.

18 October 2016

UK foreign minister Boris Johnson has come under fire for writing a pro-EU article days before he publicly backed Brexit.

14 October 2016

EU Council President Donald Tusk warns there will be no cakes on the table for UK, only 'salt and vinegar'.

13 October 2016

British MPs have approved an opposition Labour Party motion calling on Theresa May’s government to give the UK Parliament the right to examine its negotiating strategy before Brexit talks that are set to start by the end of March.

13 July 2016

Get to know the entrepreneur and human rights activist.

27 October 2016

On October 25, the Plenary discussed the Parliament’s position on the 2017 budget, with input from the Commission and the Council.

19 October 2016

On October 17, the JURI Committee organised a workshop with National Parliaments on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Ethical issues and regulatory approach. 

5 October 2016

On October 5th, the European Parliament held a Plenary debate to discuss the upcoming European Council meeting

13 September 2016

On September 12, the LIBE Committee held a hearing with Sir Julian King, the Commissioner-designate for the Security Union.

12 September 2016

On September 8 2016, the ENVI Committee held an exchange of views with Slovak Minister of Environment, Mr László Sólymoson the priorities and programme of the Slovak Presidency in the area of environment and climate change. Please find below a summary of the discussion.

11 July 2016

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini held a first exchange of views with MEPs on the recently published EU Global Strategy. The need for proper implementation was stressed during the debate.

21 June 2016

On June 20, the Environment Council discussed the NEC Directive. Please find below a summary of the debate.

8 June 2016

On June 8, the European Parliament discussed the mid-term review of the investment plan. Please find a summary below.