Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau: CETA could be blueprint for all future trade deals

16 February 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned of the possible consequences if the newly-signed CETA fails to deliver on its promises.

Ted Malloch

MEPs launch withering attack on Donald Trump's reported pick as EU ambassador

16 February 2017

Controversial economist Ted Malloch is unfit for the job, warns senior MEP Jo Leinen.

EU-Canada agreement

EU Parliament backs controversial CETA trade deal

15 February 2017

EU-Canada trade pact sets standard for future trade agreements, says rapporteur Artis Pabriks.

Mark Lichtenhein

EU Copyright Reform: Contractual freedom under attack

9 February 2017

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

European Lotteries

Audiovisual media services directive must protect consumers

6 February 2017

The audiovisual media services directive must protect consumers, argues Hansjörg Höltkemeier.

Alain Ratier, Director General EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT programmes will ensure EU remains leader in satellite meteorology

26 January 2017

EUMETSAT's atmosphere, ocean and climate monitoring is at Europe's service, explains Alain Ratier.

Scottish flag

Scotland seeks a life raft in Brexit's stormy seas

17 February 2017

The unwillingness of the UK government to compromise on Brexit may leave Scotland with no choice but to seek independence, writes Stephen Gethins.

Ted Malloch

Ted Malloch: The US view of European integration

14 February 2017

Exclusive: President Trump’s new administration has made it clear that the US is no longer interested in the EU’s integrationist 'ever closer union', writes Ted Malloch, the man tipped to be next US ambassador to the EU.

Davor Škrlec addresses the European parliament

New rules must reconcile mining with environment

13 February 2017

The Commission must listen to Parliament's demands on banning cyanide, says Davor Škrlec.

Kateřina Konečná

EU must harmonise waste management

13 February 2017

Member states must be given the financial and technical means to avoid disasters, writes Katerina Konecná.

György Hölvényi MEP

Where does mining waste fit within the circular economy?

13 February 2017

The EU needs to ensure greater safety when handling mining waste, writes György Hölvényi.

Eva Kaili

5 questions with... Eva Kaili

9 February 2017

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

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.

6 December 2016

Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola last month launched a written declaration on combatting revenge porn.

6 December 2016

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on what a European defence union would mean for the alliance, the implications of Donald Trump and why it's time member states step up their defence spending.

29 November 2016

Sylvie Goulard on why there should be a job description for the role of Parliament President, how the EU institutions should work to reconnect with citizens and Martin Schulz's legacy.

young people

Political apathy among millennials needs to be tackled

14 February 2017

After Brexit and Trump victories showed younger voters did not vote in the same numbers as older people, Matteo Bergamini argues that better 'political education' is needed to counter voter indifference.
 

Sheri Berman

Europe’s centre-left risks irrelevance if it can’t respond to the populist challenge

13 February 2017

Several of Europe’s centre-left parties have suffered disappointing election results since the financial crisis, but is this slide in support permanent or can they arrest their decline, asks Sheri Berman.

Dan Hannan

Populists flourish after financial crises - but they get found out in the end

25 November 2016

Populists flourish after financial crises - but they get found out in the end, writes Dan Hannan.

Vote to leave flag

There is nothing 'hard' about Brexit

23 November 2016

Brexit will allow the UK to look globally in terms of trade, while simultaneously being good neighbours with the EU, writes Jayne Adye.

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.

17 February 2017

The unwillingness of the UK government to compromise on Brexit may leave Scotland with no choice but to seek independence, writes Stephen Gethins.

16 February 2017

Controversial economist Ted Malloch is unfit for the job, warns senior MEP Jo Leinen.

15 February 2017

EU-Canada trade pact sets standard for future trade agreements, says rapporteur Artis Pabriks.

15 February 2017

New arrangement sends strong signal that pro-European forces are willing to work together, say pair.

14 February 2017

Exclusive: President Trump’s new administration has made it clear that the US is no longer interested in the EU’s integrationist 'ever closer union', writes Ted Malloch, the man tipped to be next US ambassador to the EU.

14 February 2017

Ukip's Nigel Farage has warned the EU it faces an "even bigger shock" in the coming 12 months.

13 February 2017

Meanwhile, opposition grows over controversial replacement as US ambassador to EU.

9 February 2017

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

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 .

14 December 2016

On December 12, the AGRIFISH Council held a discussion on the proposal on organic production and labelling of organic products

7 December 2016

On December 6, EU finance ministers held a discussion on the state of play of the proposal on enhanced cooperation in the area of financial transaction tax. 

2 December 2016

On December 1, the European Parliament heard statements by the Council and the Commission on the motion for a resolution to combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance