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Movers and Shakers | 27 March 2017

27 March 2017

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

Jean-Claude Juncker and Antonio Tajani

EU leaders express hopes and fears in Rome

27 March 2017

EU leaders converged in Rome at the weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of treaty of Rome.

MEP Awards 2017

MEP awards 2017: Deputies reflect on their work

23 March 2017

Several deputies attending the 2017 MEP awards briefly assessed the work they and their relevant committees had achieved in the first half of the current parliamentary mandate - and looked forward to the second half of the legislature.

Jean-Claude Juncker at the podium

Juncker leads EU and international tributes to victims of London terror attacks

23 March 2017

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has led EU and international tributes to those who those who perished in the London terrorist attacks.

Michel Barnier

Barnier: Brexit talks must put citizens first

23 March 2017

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reiterated the importance of having “open and transparent” talks with the UK ahead of Brexit.

MEP Awards 2017

MEP awards 2017: A few words from the winners

23 March 2017

Maltese deputy Roberta Metsola hosted the Parliament Magazine's annual MEP awards ceremony recognising MEPs for their outstanding work over the last year.

Gert De Block

Winter package: EU doesn't need 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach

24 March 2017

The EU doesn't need a 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach, explains Gert De Block.

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Nigel Cotton

Renewables bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU

21 March 2017

Renewables can bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU, writes Nigel Cotton.

Ignacio S. Galán is Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola

Decarbonisation requires shared responsibility between business and governments

20 March 2017

Decarbonisation requires a shared responsibility between business and governments, argues Ignacio S. Galán.

Townsend Feehan

Policymakers must avoid leading EU into age of data prohibition

17 March 2017

EU policymakers must avoid leading Europe into an age of data prohibition, warns Townsend Feehan.

Tomasz W. Stępień

Was the revision of the EU firearms directive worth the effort?

3 March 2017

Was the revision of the EU firearms directive worth the effort, asks Tomasz W. Stępień

Jo Leinen at parliament

60 years after the treaty of Rome, a better Europe is possible

24 March 2017

A large majority of citizens do not fundamentally reject European unification - but the EU must do better, says Jo Leinen.

Markku Markkula

EU energy policy should focus on local resources

24 March 2017

The EU's energy ambition has great potential, and Europe’s cities and regions are ready to deliver, writes Markku Markkula.

Morten Helveg Petersen

Energy union is on the right track: It's time to deliver

22 March 2017

A major challenge lies ahead in achieving the right level of ambition and coordinating the political debate and legislative process of the winter package, writes Morten Helveg Petersen.

Sustainable energy

EU energy union: No 'one-size-fits-all' - but technology can help

22 March 2017

Completing the energy union means ensuring a well-functioning internal energy market that empowers consumers, say MEPs.

Marco Affronte

Ensuring access to water will make the EU stronger

22 March 2017

The Commission's lack of response to the Right2Water campaign is a clear lack of respect for citizens and is weakening public trust in the EU institutions, writes Marco Affronte.

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.

7 March 2017

Věra Jourová on making sure past progress is consolidated, fighting the gender pay gap and why encouraging women's political participation would benefit everyone.

21 February 2017

Victor Negrescu on relating to Europe's millennials, why EU membership was a dream come true for Romania and why he believes a 'two-speed Europe' is a stupid idea.

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.

Markus Beyrer

EU must better communicate its success stories

17 March 2017

The EU must better communicate its success stories, says Markus J. Beyrer.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP

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.

Euro coins and notes

Debunking myths about social investment

10 March 2017

The EU and member states need to rethink their approach to investment in services, argues Helen Joseph.

Brexit

High alert for human rights protection in the future in the UK and beyond

10 March 2017

UK withdrawal from the European convention on human rights could have devastating repercussions for the EU, warns Willy Fautré.

27 March 2017

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

27 March 2017

EU leaders converged in Rome at the weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of treaty of Rome.

24 March 2017

A large majority of citizens do not fundamentally reject European unification - but the EU must do better, says Jo Leinen.

23 March 2017

Several deputies attending the 2017 MEP awards briefly assessed the work they and their relevant committees had achieved in the first half of the current parliamentary mandate - and looked forward to the second half of the legislature.

23 March 2017

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reiterated the importance of having “open and transparent” talks with the UK ahead of Brexit.

21 March 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged member states "not to venture into nationalism."

21 March 2017

EU leaders have been urged to lift the uncertainty hanging over millions of UK and EU citizens following Britain's decision to quit the EU.

21 March 2017

Europe's maritime sector is a world leader, but there is room for improvement if it is to retain that position, writes Lucy Anderson.

9 February 2017

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

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.

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 .