TTIP, US-EU relations

Trans-Pacific trade deal set to clear path for TTIP agreement

6 October 2015

MEPs warn EU competitiveness is at risk unless similar EU-US deal is concluded.

Cecile Kyenge

Refugee crisis: EU must be fully united

6 October 2015

Europe has made some progress in dealing with the refugee crisis, but much more remains to be done, writes Cécile Kyenge.

MEP Ivo Belet

Emissions reduction: EU has no time to waste on climate action

6 October 2015

Climate change policy not only benefits the environment, it also provides economic opportunity, writes Ivo Belet.

Alain Lamassoure addressing the European Parliament

Beyond transparency, EU needs more efficient tax rules

5 October 2015

Common tax policies would help make the EU more competitive globally, writes Alain Lamassoure.

Ignazio Corrao

Refugee crisis: EU has turned back on its values

5 October 2015

EU must tackle refugee crisis at its root and review all development policies within third countries, writes Ignazio Corrao.

EU flags against a blue sky

Movers and Shakers | 5 October 2015

5 October 2015

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

Illustration of green growth

The future of European industry is in low-carbon innovation

2 October 2015

For EU industry to grow it must embrace innovative climate-friendly technology, writes Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy.


Michael Theurer addressing the European Parliament

EU needs fair tax competition framework

2 October 2015

The work of Parliament's special tax committee is unprecedented in the EU institutions, but it needs time to do more, writes Michael Theurer.

Google Shopping

Improving parcel delivery services will boost eCommerce

23 September 2015

As part of the digital single market we must work to improve parcel delivery systems, argues Olga Sehnalová.

Vicky Ford

The sharing economy could change the way in which we interact for the better

22 September 2015

The sharing economy is changing the way we interact and we must adapt accordingly, argues Vicky Ford.

Dita CHARANZOVÁ at parliament

Over-regulation means more and more EU start-ups leaving for US

21 September 2015

To compete with the US, we need a more flexible, innovative business environment, argues Dita Charanzová.

Evelyne Gebhardt

The EU and US share concerns on regulating new business models

21 September 2015

The EU has a lot to learn from Silicon Valley's success, writes Evelyne Gebhardt.

Violeta Bulc

Trans-European transport network could create up to 10 million jobs

21 September 2015

EU funding for transport projects will help better connect cities and regions and boost job creation, growth and sustainability, writes Violeta Bulc.

Book Review How to influence the European Parliament

Book Review: How to run the European Parliament

6 October 2015

Former parliament assistant Marton Kovacs gives "ruthless pragmatic" advice to MEPs on achieving political success.

EU-China handshake

Denying China market economy status would be 'bad politics'

29 September 2015

Granting China market economy status would not be a threat to EU jobs, argue David Kleimann and Sophia Müller.

Picture of euros

Could EU efforts to build capital markets hurt SMEs?

24 September 2015

Few in leadership positions truly understand the unique challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), writes Natasha Levanti.

Anna Lisa Boni

Europe's cities are on the frontline in tackling the refugee crisis

21 September 2015

Our cities are showing the leadership that EU national governments are lacking, argues Anna Lisa Boni.


Palestine blamed for delaying return to Israeli peace talks

18 September 2015

Israel strongly supports the idea of a meeting between Israeli, Palestinian and Council leaders in Brussels, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.

30 September 2015

Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage seizes on decision as proof that 'the longer UK stays in EU, the more it costs'.

25 September 2015

David Cameron and Philip Hammond have visited Brussels to make their case for EU reform.

11 September 2015

The EU turns everything it takes control over into a disaster and should stop interfering in national affairs, argues Nigel Farage.

11 September 2015

More state visits across Europe have been on the agenda, with a recent scorecard suggesting progress has been made in a number of areas. 

11 September 2015

With Brexit looming, George Osborne's treaty change demands are met with enthusiasm from MEPs, though they remain divided on whether they will be achieved.

17 July 2015

Cancer is a global scourge requiring a global solution, say ESMO's Fortunato Ciardiello and Alexandru Eniu.

16 July 2015

Secularism, as a bulwark to radicalisation, should be a key EU foreign policy priority, argues the European Foundation for Democracy's Tommaso Virgili.

3 July 2015

Chinese companies have become the fastest growing source of foreign investment in Europe, writes Victor Zhang.

30 June 2015

 The EU and member states have not fully implemented the principles of the UN convention, argues Luk Zelderloo.

29 June 2015

The European commission must ensure that social media companies will respect national laws against incitement to religious hatred and violence, says Roberta Bonazzi.

30 September 2015

On Monday, the European Ombudsman hosted an event to discuss the ways in which trilogues could be improved for the future. 

25 September 2015

David Cameron and Philip Hammond have visited Brussels to make their case for EU reform.

24 September 2015

On Wednesday, the European Commission presented the state of play on the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal to the ENVI Committee.

22 September 2015

On Monday the Deputy Director General of DG Trade, Mauro Petriccione, presented the Commission's new draft text on ISDS to the INTA Committee.

18 September 2015

Environment ministers meeting in Brussels on September 18 adopted the EU's negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December.