European parliament

GUE/NGL group speaks out against planned changes to EU Parliament rules

9 December 2016

Planned changes to Parliament's rule of procedures have been condemned by one of the MEPs who helped draft them.


EU Commission wasting 'significant' sums of money on projects in Montenegro, Parliament told

9 December 2016

A report to Parliament's budgetary control committee reveals that "significant" sums of money have been wasted by the European Commission on projects in Montenegro. 


EU urged to do more to combat serious cross-border health threats

8 December 2016

Auditors have urged the EU to "do more" to protect the public from pandemics such as bird flu and other serious cross-border health threats.


Greens accuse fashion giant Zara's parent company of aggressive tax avoidance

8 December 2016

Several MEPs have called for an end to "tax shopping" by multinational companies trying to "avoid paying taxation."

Eleonora Forenza

GUE/NGL group announces candidate for EU Parliament presidency

8 December 2016

Left wing Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza is the latest to throw her hat into the ring for Parliament's presidency.

Ms Chen Lifang

Students are dreaming their digital future

5 December 2016

Students are dreaming their digital future, explains Chen Lifang.

Colonel Ahmet Zeki Ucok

Turkey: Failed coup was years in the making

18 November 2016

The failed coup in Turkey was years in the making, writes Ahmet Zeki Üçok.

Martin Kern

Innovation-powered Europe brings jobs and growth

4 November 2016

An innovation-powered Europe brings jobs, growth and improved quality of life, writes Martin Kern.

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.

Herbert Reul MEP in parliament

EU needs a pragmatic energy labelling framework for the future

9 December 2016

Although progress has been made on updating EU energy efficiency labelling rules, there remain some issues on which the Council is being difficult, says Herbert Reul.

Dario Tamburrano speaking at parliament

Energy labelling: Balancing ambition and realism

8 December 2016

Current labelling rules are failing to properly inform citizens, writes Dario Tamburrano.

Julie Ward

Gender equality and mental health: Despite progress, still much to be done

8 December 2016

Parliament wants to promote an 'all of society' approach to mental health, explains Julie Ward.

Glenis Willmott MEP

AMR is a global problem requiring a global response

7 December 2016

Failure to tackle antimicrobial resistance could trigger a global catastrophe, warns Glenis Willmott.

María Teresa Giménez Barbat

Algeria could be a key strategic partner for Europe

6 December 2016

Algeria could be a strategic partner for the EU in the fields of energy, security, R&D and more, writes María Teresa Giménez Barbat.

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.

23 November 2016

Kaja Kallas talks women and technology, the value of human-robot teams, how she set tongues wagging over Parliament’s written declarations.

8 November 2016

Helga Stevens is ready to knock Martin Schulz off his parliamentary throne. Here, explains why she believes she would be better able to represent all MEPs, how her leadership style would differ from Schulz's and how she would put an end to shady backroom deals.

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.

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.

7 December 2016

UK Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron has told Theresa May's government it "must accept some tough truths" about the Brexit negotiations.

7 December 2016

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has said Europe needs to be a "reliable and credible" security provider.

7 December 2016

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to provide more details on her government's Brexit plan before triggering article 50.

6 December 2016

EU's chief Brexit negotiator expects a Brexit deal to be done by October 2018, says no negotiations without notification.

5 December 2016

The UK's Supreme Court has begun a landmark legal hearing into whether the British Parliament's consent is required before official Brexit negotiations can begin.

1 December 2016

Contest developing into fight between male ‘backroom stitch up’ and female ‘fresh blood’ candidates.

30 November 2016

European Council President Donald Tusk has signalled that the EU plans to "get tough" in its upcoming Brexit negotiations.

30 November 2016

EU security chief Julian King says Europe faces its "most significant" security threat in "many years."

18 May 2016

Rowing, connecting with nature and learning the art of listening.

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

23 November 2016

On November 21, the CULT Committee discussed the draft report on the Coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities. 

15 November 2016

On November 14, the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held a meeting on Completing the Digital Single Market for European Consumers and citizens: Tackling Geo-Blocking in the EU. 

10 November 2016

On November 8, the AGRI Committee held a workshop entitled: Reflections on the agricultural challenges post-2020 in the EU: preparing the next CAP reform.

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