May in constructive talks with Barnier and Juncker

27 April 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly held constructive talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.

Viktor Orbán in heated EU Parliament debate

26 April 2017

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and MEPs debated the rights situation in his country, attended by Commission first Vice President Frans Timmermans.

Gerard Batten to contest Theresa May’s seat in Maidenhead

26 April 2017

Keep track of the latest appointments and developments in the European institutions and public affairs.

EU leaders to outline Brexit negotiating position at Brussels summit

26 April 2017

EU leaders are expected to demand later this week that the UK respects the right of EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years to acquire permanent residence in the country.

EU Parliament approves new geo-blocking rules

25 April 2017

Newly-adopted laws on geo-blocking will increase cultural diversity in Europe, says Parliament's rapporteur Róża Thun.

Julian Priestley: A dedicated pro-European and, quintessential civil servant

25 April 2017

Glowing tributes have been made to former European Parliament secretary General Sir Julian Priestley, who has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 66.

Innovation and R&D are the keys to a healthier future

7 April 2017

Innovation and R&D are the keys to a healthier future, explains Nathalie Moll.

EU can compete at highest levels of bioeconomy

6 April 2017

Europe can compete at the highest levels of the bioeconomy, says Philippe Mengal.

EU must realise circular economy's full potential

5 April 2017

The EU must realise the circular economy package's full potential, argues Alexis Van Maercke.

Winter package: EU doesn't need 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach

24 March 2017

The EU doesn't need a 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach, explains Gert De Block.

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Renewables bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU

21 March 2017

Renewables can bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU, writes Nigel Cotton.

Jobs and Growth: Can innovative structural reforms help the EU shift into a higher gear?

27 April 2017

New EU wide programme will support member states in implementing structural reforms, writes Lambert van Nistelrooij.

Committee Guide: AFCO has enormous responsibility in Brexit process

20 April 2017

The constitutional affairs committee will have a crucial role to play in how Brexit unfolds and beyond, writes Danuta Hübner.

Committee guide: PETI providing a voice to EU citizens

19 April 2017

Parliament's petitions committee strives to address citizens' concerns and foster constructive dialogue, writes Pál Csáky.

Committee guide: FEMM fighting the global backlash against women

18 April 2017

In these increasingly challenging and unstable times, Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee is ready to lead the fight for equality, says Mary Honeyball.

Committee guide: Brexit to bring fresh challenges for JURI

18 April 2017

Parliament's legal affairs committee has achieved considerable success in the first half of this mandate, but with Brexit come fresh challenges, says Pavel Svoboda.

Committee guide: Culture has a key role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges

14 April 2017

Culture has been overlooked in EU policymaking, but it has a crucial role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges, writes Petra Kammerevert.

4 April 2017

Mairead McGuinness on taking risks, building bridges with national parliaments, and why she’s excited about her new responsibility for interreligious dialogue.

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

7 March 2017

Věra Jourová on making sure past progress is consolidated, fighting the gender pay gap and why encouraging women's political participation would benefit everyone.

21 February 2017

Victor Negrescu on relating to Europe's millennials, why EU membership was a dream come true for Romania and why he believes a 'two-speed Europe' is a stupid idea.

7 February 2017

Andrus Ansip talks 5G race, the potential of the data economy and why he believes his copyright proposals will help both consumers and creators.

EU must better communicate its success stories

17 March 2017

The EU must better communicate its success stories, says Markus J. Beyrer.

Edward McMillan-Scott: Letter from a Disunited Kingdom

17 March 2017

Edward McMillan-Scott calls on MEPs to engage with those in Britain who understand the EU and can put the case for continued membership.

Debunking myths about social investment

10 March 2017

The EU and member states need to rethink their approach to investment in services, argues Helen Joseph.

High alert for human rights protection in the future in the UK and beyond

10 March 2017

UK withdrawal from the European convention on human rights could have devastating repercussions for the EU, warns Willy Fautré.

27 April 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly held constructive talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.

26 April 2017

EU leaders are expected to demand later this week that the UK respects the right of EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years to acquire permanent residence in the country.

21 April 2017

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has said Britain will lose more than the EU from its decision to leave the bloc.

20 April 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has pressed UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defend rights of EU citizens in Britain.

20 April 2017

Anthony Gardner, the former US ambassador to the EU, has made a withering attack on the EU's perceived failure to communicate its message to citizens.

20 April 2017

The constitutional affairs committee will have a crucial role to play in how Brexit unfolds and beyond, writes Danuta Hübner.

19 April 2017

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny will organise a mini-summit in The Hague on Friday with his counterparts in the Netherlands and Denmark, the countries he says are the most adversely affected by Brexit.

5 April 2017

Winston Churchill, young entrepreneurs and taking inspiration from past leaders.

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

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. 

30 March 2017

On 28 March, the third EU Energy Policy Summit was held in Brussels. 

17 March 2017

On March 16, the European Parliament Plenary Session endorsed the agreement reached with the Council on a draft regulation for a supply chain due diligence on minerals originating in conflict-affected areas.

6 March 2017

On March 1, the main conference of European Shipping Week 2017, a day-long debate on various topics across the maritime spectrum, took place.

2 March 2017

On March 2, the European Parliament adopted the report on the implementation of the Creative Europe programme with 503 votes in favour, 57 votes against and 80 abstentions. Please find the detailed voting list here

17 February 2017

On February 16, the European Parliament’s Plenary Session adopted the JURI report on civil rules on robotics.

10 February 2017

On February 8, the European Commission organised a conference on the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking