European parliament in Brussels

UK MEPs determined to fend off 'vindictive' attempts to oust them from influential EU Parliament posts

27 July 2016

British MEPs are reportedly determined to head off any "vindictive" attempts to oust them from influential positions on parliamentary committees.

Gun

Senior MEP says new gun control rules will help "close loopholes" being exploited by terrorists

25 July 2016

Vicky Ford says Charlie Hebdo attacks highlighted potential dangers of blank firing or 'acoustic' weapons being reactivated.

Organ transplant

Call for EU to act on reports of forced organ harvesting in China

25 July 2016

Killing of vast numbers of prisoners of conscience for their organs is a 'crime against humanity', argue senior MEPs.

EU flags against a blue sky

Movers and Shakers | 25 July 2016

25 July 2016

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

Europe and Israel badges

EU's Middle East priority should be stability, says veteran Israeli journalist

27 July 2016

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's recent series of meetings with EU leaders could lay the groundwork for a future EU-Israel summit, according to veteran journalist Ron Ben-Yishai.

Slovak EU Council presidency can help press ahead with enlargement process

13 July 2016

Slovakia can help bring a fresh perspective on wider neighbourhood, writes Eduard Kukan.

Vladimir Manka

Slovak EU Council presidency committed to strengthening energy security

13 July 2016

The Slovak EU Council presidency will work hard to strengthen Europe's energy security, says Vladimír Maňka.

14 July 2016

As Slovakia takes the helm of the EU Council presidency for the first time, Ivan Korčok talks to the Parliament Magazine about why the country will work to be an engine of positivity, and how it plans to unite a fragmented Europe.

15 June 2016

Unlike many of its neighbouring cities, none of Mechelen's youths have fled to Syria or Iraq. Here, Mayor Bart Somers explains the secrets of the city's successful anti-radicalisation strategy.

15 June 2016

As the Brexit referendum looms ever closer, which side will emerge victorious? That depends who you ask. Here, Glenis Willmott, Catherine Bearder, Emma McClarkin and Roger Helmer discuss the potential breakaway from the EU and whether the UK will thrive as a world leader away from Brussels.

31 May 2016

Ian Duncan on the difficulties of building cross party consensus, skeleton reports and shadow meetings and why free allowances are set to be the 'beating heart' of the EU's emissions trading scheme reforms.

17 May 2016

Karmenu Vella on why green investments aren't risky business, what to expect from Green Week and why feels the seeds of change have already been planted.

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.

Betting shop

Why did Bookmakers favour a Brexit Remain victory?

29 June 2016

In a two-horse race the odds overwhelmingly favoured Remain, so why did the betting industry still predict that the vote would be close? Khalid Ali explains.

India needs UK in EU for strong business ties

23 June 2016

As India strives to become a global super power, its economic ties with the UK would be seriously weakened in case of Brexit, says Madi Sharma.

Refugee arrivals

World Refugee Day: EU member states must maintain their position as the champions of refugee protection

20 June 2016

World Refugee Day: The large influx of refugees should not be used as an excuse to soften improvements to the EU's asylum laws, writes Denis Haveaux.

27 July 2016

British MEPs are reportedly determined to head off any "vindictive" attempts to oust them from influential positions on parliamentary committees.

25 July 2016

Vicky Ford says Charlie Hebdo attacks highlighted potential dangers of blank firing or 'acoustic' weapons being reactivated.

20 July 2016

New British Prime Minister gives up country's six month EU council presidency ahead of Berlin and Paris visits.

18 July 2016

Boris Johnson tells EU foreign ministers UK will not abandon ‘Leading Role’ In Europe.

18 July 2016

Despite petition signed by 4.1 million people, 'Brexit means Brexit', says EU constitutional expert Andrew Duff.

15 July 2016

Smugglers feeding refugees 'false illusion' that Brexit means they will more easily gain entry to the UK, says veteran MEP.

26 April 2016

The circular economy needs to tackle both technical and carbon loops. Bio-based plastics can provide the means, argues Henri Colens.

19 April 2016

One in three fish species served in restaurants in Brussels are not what they seem, reveals Lasse Gustavsson.

10 March 2016

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović’s western charm offensive is crumbling at his feet, argues Andrey Petrushinin.

7 March 2016

Understanding the connections between air pollution and climate change could help deliver win-win climate mitigation options, argues Erika von Schneidemesser.

22 February 2016

To achieve a real circular economy, the EU must take measures to ensure that materials embedded in products are properly recovered and recycled, writes Annick Carpentier.

16 December 2015

The EU is on the right track to attain its decarbonisation goals, but must do more to cut its road transport sector emissions, argues Samuel Maubanc.

2 December 2015

Armenia's abrupt political U-turn, clearly imposed by Moscow, has interrupted a number of promising legislative processes in the field of human rights.

2 December 2015

Look again at your home appliances as they can help tackle climate change and green the economy says Paolo Falcioni.

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.

1 June 2016

Meeting in Brussels earlier this week, national ministers discussed reviewing the modernisation agenda for higher education.

26 May 2016

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator speaks to foreign affairs MEPs about the latest developments in EU's cooperation with third countries for counter-terrorism.

18 May 2016

On May 17, Ministers discussed the establishment of an EU Platform on animal welfare following the publication of the Eurobarometer survey on Animal Welfare. 

12 May 2016

This week, the European Parliament in Strasbourg debated and adopted a joint motion for a resolution against granting market economy status to China

4 May 2016

The ongoing public consultation on a mandatory transparency register was considered during a public debate on Monday at the European Parliament in Brussels.