Paul Tang

Capital markets union should not give a free pass to traditional finance

1 December 2015

The CMU is an opportunity for Europe, but it should not come at the expense of regulating traditional finance, writes Paul Tang.

Red ribbons, the world-wide symbol for HIV/AIDS, sit on a table for World AIDSÂ Day in Berlin, Germany, 01 December 2014

World Aids day: We have 'never been closer' to medical breakthrough

1 December 2015

As we mark world Aids day, can the EU invest better to fight HIV/Aids, ask Linda McAvan and Theresa Griffin.

Big data could benefit healthcare but raises privacy concerns

1 December 2015

New data legislation demands a delicate balance between the needs of the many and the needs of the one, says Colin Mackay.

Gilles Pargneaux

The fight against climate change is the fight of the century

1 December 2015

Going into the Paris talks, we must all remember that climate finance is crucial to any deal reached, writes Gilles Pargneaux.

Man holding Turkish flag

EU-Turkey refugee deal not a blank cheque warn EU Parliament chiefs

30 November 2015

€3bn aid package mustn't come at the expense of ignoring human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Climate change

COP 21: Paris is an historic opportunity to tackle climate change

30 November 2015

Worldwide contributions need to go further if we are to succeed in the fight against climate change, writes Jos Delbeke.

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Movers and Shakers | 30 November 2015

30 November 2015

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


Brussels terror alert lowered

27 November 2015

Belgian Prime Minister reduces terror threat from "serious and imminent" to "possible and likely".

Sales commando - robot

Robotics at the heart of disruptive technology

27 November 2015

Robotics can offer tremendous opportunities, but it also poses many unanswered questions.


Future of the Internet of things: What IoT means for me and EU

27 November 2015

The importance of funding in the development of the Internet of things(IoT) was front and centre during a conference in Brussels on Thursday

Internet of things

Future of the Internet of things: Richness in the fragmentation of standards?

27 November 2015

With more than 50 standards organisations attempting to oversee ever faster technological advancements, the issue of improving IoT standards unsurprisingly generated fierce debate when it came up at a conference in Brussels on Thursday

Soldiers patrolling a street of Brussels at night during the city's lockdown

Demons - or demonising?

27 November 2015

Yes, the fugitive Salah Abdeslam and other Paris attackers were Belgian, but to me, that doesn't justify Le Monde calling the country a "clearing house for jihadism" that risked becoming a fractious "nation without a state", writes Brian Johnson.

Meat hanging in a butchers

It’s time to put meat on the climate negotiating table

25 November 2015

A global reduction in meat consumption could bring a quarter of the emissions reductions needed to meet the two degree target at which dangerous climate change can be avoided, writes Laura Wellesley.

A French flag with the 'Peace for Paris' symbol hangs on the door of an apartment building in Paris

Thrashing not swimming: Bombing Islamists in Syria won't stop terrorism

18 November 2015

A reaction to events in Paris was inevitable. However, argues Craig Murray, are the actions being used to create an impression of an effective response?

A wind farm at sunset

Energy Policy: Citizens' trust essential for transition to a low carbon Europe

13 November 2015

To achieve European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's ambitious pledge to make Europe’s energy union "the world number one in renewable energies", the EU must gain citizens' trust, write Gert-Jan van der Panne and Olav Øye.


David Cameron and Europe: From posture to rupture

13 November 2015

The UK Prime Minister's Eurosceptic posturing on EU membership has been bad enough, but his latest demands, if followed through, could lead to a British rupture with Europe, warns Andrew Duff.

18 November 2015

Jonathan Hill interview, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU Robotics Week, DG Connect's Roberto Viola on the Internet of Things, 5Qs with Guy Verhofstadt, ending bullfighting subsidies and more...

10 November 2015

UK's demands won't be allowed to interfere with integrationist plans of other EU member states, warns EU parliament's biggest group.

10 November 2015

David Cameron outlines in detail his plans for the renegotiation.


5 November 2015

If Europe wants to avoid becoming China's dumping ground, then it must postpone granting China market economy status, argue Milan Nitzschke and Laurent Ruessmann.

26 October 2015

The European citizens' initiative is at risk of being undermined by several amendments, argues Gerald Häfner. 


26 October 2015

Fundamental and accelerating changes in the Arctic are bringing new challenges and opportunities, writes Jardar Jensen.

30 September 2015

Who is controlling the counter-narratives to extremism? This is the question that many EU policymakers want answered, argues Tehmina Kazi.

28 September 2015

EU leaders need to implement a more comprehensive disability approach within the EU legislative framework, argues Luk Zelderloo.

18 November 2015

The AFET committee heard German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier talk on the fight against terrorism in light of the recent Paris attacks, Germany's "open border" policy and the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

12 November 2015

The 2015 launch of the Energy Infrastructure Forum took place on 9 and 10 November in the Copenhagen, Denmark. Please find further details below.

28 October 2015

Yesterday, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented to EP Plenary the Commission’s work programme for 2016 entitled "No time for business as usual". Please find more details below.

16 October 2015

This week, in committee and plenary, the European Parliament discussed what the "Safe Harbour" ruling means for future data protection rules.

14 October 2015

On Tuesday, the LIBE Committee held an exchange of views with the Committee of European Affairs of the French National Assembly on migration and asylum.