EU plastics strategy welcomed by MEPs and industy

19 January 2018

MEPs have joined the business and recycling communities in giving a guarded welcome to the European Commission’s much-vaunted plastics strategy.

EU Parliament votes to ban pulse fishing

19 January 2018

MEPs have voted to ban so-called pulse fishing, the technique that kills fish and other marine life indiscriminately with a powerful electric shock.

Syed Kamall: EU must decide if Brexit deal is for European peoples or European project

19 January 2018

EU negotiators must decide whether they want a Brexit deal that prioritises people or the European project, Syed Kamall said.

Parliament to set up pesticides committee

18 January 2018

MEPs have welcomed the decision to set up a special committee to look into the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides.

Mario Draghi under fire for G30 membership

18 January 2018

EU watchdog Emily O'Reilly has recommended that ECB President Mario Draghi suspend his membership of the Group of 30 (G30) for the remainder of his term.

Bulgarian Prime Minister defensive in EU Parliament plenary

18 January 2018

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has defended a controversial leisure project which has been condemned by environmentalists.

Towards a more connected society and economy

19 January 2018

Space has a key role to play in ensuring a prosperous and socially-inclusive Europe, writes Carlo des Dorides.

Towards a United Space in Europe

19 January 2018

The ESA is committed to building a United Space in Europe, in full cooperation with the Commission, writes Johann-Dietrich Wörner.

Childhood Cancer: Benefiting from the best knowledge available in Europe

11 January 2018

The Paediatric Cancer network, ERN PaedCan is helping to break down barriers to effective cross-border healthcare, writes Ruth Ladenstein

Religious refugees from China denied asylum in Europe

9 January 2018

Willy Fautré fears for the future of those fleeing religious persecution in China.

Decarbonising transport: This is the time to get it right

9 January 2018

MEPs will soon vote on several important provisions that could determine whether biofuels can make the needed contribution to the decarbonisation of transport, explains Géraldine Kutas.

15 December 2017

Eva Maydell talks about why the digital single market will never be completed, the important links between education, entrepreneurship and tech, and the upcoming Bulgarian EU Council presidency.

5 December 2017

As scores of men, women and children continue to risk their lives to reach European shores, migration, home affairs and citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos outlines the progress made so far on stemming the refugee crisis, reforming the Dublin regulation and why migration could help the EU.

21 November 2017

With digital crime and cyberattacks on the increase, European security union Commissioner Julian King outlines how he plans to strengthen Europe’s cyber defences.

7 November 2017

Terry Reintke talks ensuring #MeToo is more than mere words, why men need to be part of the conversation and why Parliament’s power dynamics need to change.

24 October 2017

European internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska shares her plans for boosting the EU’s industrial competitiveness, avoiding another dieselgate scandal and keeping up with disruptive technology.

EU and UK must urgently address consequences of Brexit on regions

20 December 2017

The potentially damaging effects of Brexit on Europe's regions remains absent from negotiations between the EU and UK, says Eleni Marianou.

Azerbaijan: A new energy and transport hub between Europe and Asia

24 November 2017

The new the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway is good news for the EU, says Ceyhun Osmanli.

Unpaid internships: The EU institutions can - and should - do better

10 November 2017

On International Interns Day, the European Parliament is both a champion and a hypocrite, writes Bryn Watkins.

Terrorism in Pakistan: The Implications for the EU’s GSP+ programme

26 October 2017

Pakistan’s disregard to the Islamic terrorism ripping through its cities is inexcusable, argue MEPs Jussi Halla-aho and Nicolas Bay

Artur Mas: We are determined to create a Catalan state

2 October 2017

The former President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, discusses what Catalan independence could mean for Spain and the EU and what lies ahead for possible future negotiations.

19 January 2018

EU negotiators must decide whether they want a Brexit deal that prioritises people or the European project, Syed Kamall said.

18 January 2018

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage meanwhile accuses EU leaders of conspiring to deliver ‘worst possible’ Brexit deal.

17 January 2018

Irish Taoiseach, tells MEPs that EU is facing the “rise of populism and anti-democratic forces.”

 

16 January 2018

EU leaders have made an indirect plea to the UK over the possibility of reversing Brexit.

12 January 2018

MEPs will vote on a raft of energy proposals and debate the future of the EU during the first plenary session of the year, next week in Strasbourg.

9 January 2018

A delegation of Brexit figures, led by independent MEP Steven Woolfe, will travel to Brussels to meet with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, on Wednesday ahead of the second phase of exit talks.

8 January 2018

British Eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage says the prospect of the UK leaving the EU under WTO rules has increased.

16 January 2018

Belgian deputy Philippe Lamberts says debates are just 'occasions to sing the praises of a country’s success' .

26 October 2017

Marek Plura (EPP, PL) is a member of Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee.

12 October 2017

On October 10, the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held its thirteenth meeting. The topic of debate was the Single Digital Gateway.

27 September 2017

On September 25, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a first exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal for an EU screening mechanism of foreign investment in strategic sectors. 

13 September 2017

On September 11, a debate took place on the EU Emissions Trading System at the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg.

1 September 2017

On August 31, the EP DEVE and INTA Committees organised jointly a hearing on the revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade.

14 June 2017

On June 12, the European Commission organised an event entitled Finance for Innovation: Towards the ETS Fund.

5 May 2017

On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK). 

13 April 2017

On April 11, the LIBE Committee held a hearing on the Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy regulation. 

5 April 2017

On April 5, the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union and subsequently adopted a joint motion for a resolution on their position.