Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

Investing in space crucial for our future

26 May 2016

Space is no longer such a faraway concept, it can now bring tangible benefits to our daily lives, writes Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen.

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EU quotas for Netflix widely criticised

25 May 2016

On-demand digital services like Netflix and Amazon face a call that at least 20 per cent of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made in Europe.

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EU Commission presents new geo-blocking proposals

25 May 2016

The European Commission has unveiled a three-pronged plan to boost eCommerce by tackling geo-blocking and making cross-border parcel delivery "more affordable and efficient."

Andrew Duff

Andrew Duff: Brexit would be 'long and painful'

25 May 2016

Former MEP Andrew Duff has predicted that Britain's "complex" relationship with the EU would ensure a "long and potentially painful" withdrawal in the case of a Brexit vote next month. 

Valdis Dombrovskis

Valdis Dombrovskis: EU economic recovery 'edgy'

25 May 2016

European Euro and social dialogue Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis says that Europe's economic recovery is "edgy" and reform efforts should be "redoubled".

Alexander van der Bellen

Europe breathes sigh of relief as far-right narrowly loses Austrian presidential election

25 May 2016

The final result put Norbert Hofer, of the Freedom Party, on 49.7 per cent and the Greens' Alexander Van der Bellen on 50.3 per cent - the biggest vote share for the far right in Europe since 1945.

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Circular economy rules must not handicap EU packaging industry, warn business leaders

25 May 2016

European Commission must ensure that proposed new rules don't handicap Europe's packaging industry.

Jean Lambert

EU green economy to boost quality employment

25 May 2016

Transitioning to a green economy will help to boost quality European jobs, argues Jean Lambert.

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Brexit: Claims that EU rules holding UK back 'not supported by facts'

24 May 2016

Claims that EU rules are holding Britain back or that they prevent the UK from dealing more with fast-growing Asia 'are not supported by facts'.

Petras Auštrevičius MEP

Nord Stream 2 pipeline would defeat purpose of Energy Union

2 May 2016

Nord Stream 2 is the embodiment of hybrid warfare and would put Energy Union at risk, argues Petras Auštrevičius.

Maroš Šefčovič speaks at the European parliament

Energy union set to empower EU's energy security

26 April 2016

2016 will be the year of delivery for Energy Union, writes Maroš Šefcovic.

Sustainable energy

Energy efficiency: EU needs to 'think bigger'

22 April 2016

The Commission is set to revise the energy efficiency directive later this year. How are MEPs looking to influence this key update?

Theresa Griffin

EU needs strong safeguards to maintain energy security

21 April 2016

Energy cooperation must be at the heart of the EU, just as it was when the Union was created more than 60 years ago, argues Theresa Griffin.

Jerzy Buzek

EU needs new approach to gas energy supply security

19 April 2016

Europe needs a new approach to energy security that allows it to remain resilient in the face of supply disruptions, writes Jerzy Buzek.

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Proposal to expand investors' rights for all intra-EU investment the next nail in the coffin of European integration, says S2B Network

24 May 2016

New EU ISDS proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy, argue Cecilia Olivet and Pietje Vervest. 

 

EU-US privacy shield: Political challenges ahead

4 May 2016

The EU-US privacy shield is a step in the right direction, but is still likely to face considerable opposition from citizens and the ECJ, writes Spiro Dhapi.

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.

25 May 2016

Former MEP Andrew Duff has predicted that Britain's "complex" relationship with the EU would ensure a "long and potentially painful" withdrawal in the case of a Brexit vote next month. 

24 May 2016

Claims that EU rules are holding Britain back or that they prevent the UK from dealing more with fast-growing Asia 'are not supported by facts'.

24 May 2016

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has condemned the "overblown rhetoric" of the Brexit campaign, adding that the Out camp has "totally failed" to spell out a "coherent vision" of life outside the EU.

17 May 2016

Britain's former Europe Minister Denis MacShane says the debate over the country's membership of the EU has descended into a dialogue between the "chattering classes."

17 May 2016

British MEP Gerard Batten has been widely condemned for comparing the EU to Nazism.

13 May 2016

David Cameron and UKIP MEP Nigel Farage are scheduled to appear in a live referendum event on British TV less than three weeks before polling day in the EU referendum.

12 May 2016

The UK Independence Party has lodged a formal complaint against the BBC over what it claims is the biased decision to exclude the party from an upcoming live TV debate on Brexit.

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.

26 May 2016

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator speaks to foreign affairs MEPs about the latest developments in EU's cooperation with third countries for counter-terrorism.

18 May 2016

On May 17, Ministers discussed the establishment of an EU Platform on animal welfare following the publication of the Eurobarometer survey on Animal Welfare. 

12 May 2016

This week, the European Parliament in Strasbourg debated and adopted a joint motion for a resolution against granting market economy status to China

4 May 2016

The ongoing public consultation on a mandatory transparency register was considered during a public debate on Monday at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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.