Fisheries: EU Commission moves to better protect workers

29 April 2016

The Commission has adopted a proposal for a new directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector.

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UK told to seek bilateral trade agreements in case of Brexit

29 April 2016

A new report warns that it could take Britain years to strike bilateral trade deals in the event of a Brexit in the 23 June referendum.

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EU-Ukraine summit delayed amid ongoing violent conflict

29 April 2016

A formal summit due to be held next month between the EU and Ukraine has been put off until the autumn.

Brexit: Judges deny long-time expats right to vote

29 April 2016

World leaders have warned against a Brexit.


EU Commission unveils first ever official Arctic policy

28 April 2016

The EU's newly-unveiled Arctic policy says that Brussels regards Russia as an important ally in the Arctic.

EU ETS: Industry concerned over proposed 'tiered approach'

28 April 2016

Swedish MEP Fredrick Federley has been heavily criticised over his so-called 'tiered approach' to carbon leakage protection under the EU emission trading scheme (ETS).

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EU Commission under fire for lack of transparency in tobacco lobby meetings

28 April 2016

The European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has condemned the Commission's policy towards tobacco industry lobbying as "puzzling.''

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Theresa May criticised for ECHR comments

27 April 2016

British interior minister Theresa May has been denounced after she advocated the UK leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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Radicalisation must be tackled at root, say MEPs

27 April 2016

A high level conference in Parliament was told that combating Islamic radicalisation cannot be solved overnight.

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Chrystia Freeland: CETA 'a truly gold standard agreement'

6 April 2016

Canada's international trade minister Chrystia Freeland on why she believes CETA will bring tremendous benefits to both sides and why she is proud to be on a Russian travel ban list.


CETA set to strengthen EU-Canada partnership

6 April 2016

Canada is both a crucial trading partner and a strong ally for the EU, writes Marietje Schaake.

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CETA agreement goes 'beyond trade'

6 April 2016

Both sides are set to benefit economically and geopolitically from CETA, therefore it should be ratified as soon as possible, argues Artis Pabriks.

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Civil society concerns central to CETA talks

6 April 2016

Both the EU and Canada have heeded society's concerns about ISDS, writes Sorin Moisă. 

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CETA: EU and Canada share many of the same hopes

6 April 2016

Jude Kirton-Darling says she was continually reminded of shared values during Parliament's international trade committee delegation trip to Canada.

Look to cities for answers to Europe's youth employment crisis

5 April 2016

With three quarters of Europe's population living in urban areas, the problem of youth unemployment is concentrated in cities, but that may also be where the solution lies, writes Anna Lisa Boni.

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CO2 footprint of food: Notion of 'seasons' all but obsolete

5 April 2016

Which strawberries have the higher carbon footprint, those grown in the blazing suns of Africa and jetted into Europe, or those grown in bleak midwinter albeit under glass and heated by local energy? The answer might surprise you, writes Ian Duncan.

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Europe would be ideal trading partner for India

29 March 2016

As India enjoys continued growth and moves to modernise its infrastructure, it's time the EU relaunched trade negotiations with the country, writes Madi Sharma.

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What is the EU?

16 March 2016

As the battle lines form in the UK ahead of June's Brexit referendum, Fact checking NGO Full Fact asked EU expert Eleanor Spaventa to explain what exactly the EU is and does, in 500 words. Here's what she came up with.

29 April 2016

A new report warns that it could take Britain years to strike bilateral trade deals in the event of a Brexit in the 23 June referendum.

29 April 2016

World leaders have warned against a Brexit.

26 April 2016

Nigel Farage has called on Leave campaigners to focus on immigration issue rather than economics and trade.

22 April 2016

US President Barack Obama has been accused of "unbelievable arrogance" after he made an emotional plea to British voters - as a "friend and ally" - to "stick together" with the rest of the EU.

19 April 2016

Latest polls suggest 'Remain' camp ahead, at 52 per cent.

15 April 2016

MEPs defend controversial plans to recruit staff drivers on the grounds of heightened security concerns following Paris and Brussels attacks.

15 April 2016

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn slammed for support for EU membership, despite previous Euroscepticism.

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.

18 November 2015

Better enforcement of existing provisions, access to information and cooperation between member states are key to ensuring the fair mobility of workers, argues Denis Pennel.

16 March 2016

On Tuesday, senior political and civil society representatives debated the Joint Declaration on Animal Welfare initiated by several Agricultural Ministers in December 2014.

9 March 2016

On Monday evening, the Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner addressed the AGRI Committee on the current situation on the agricultural markets.

4 March 2016

On Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk said that he sees an emerging consensus in Europe that can help tackle the crisis.

3 March 2016

On March 2nd, the European Commission held a conference on the Green Paper on Retail Financial Services. 

2 March 2016

Together with the Netherlands Presidency, it debated the implementation of the BEPS package, reform of the Code of Conduct group, country-by-country reporting and patent box systems.

26 February 2016

On Thursday, the European Parliament's plenary discussed an agreement with Philip Morris to combat tobacco smuggling

26 February 2016

On February 24, the European Parliament Plenary discussed the first reading agreement reached with the Council on the updated EURES Regulation.

25 February 2016

Agriculture MEPs invited guest speakers on Tuesday to better understand how to reduce price volatility in agricultural markets