Vicky Ford

VAT rules crippling online entrepreneurs

22 May 2015

Current online VAT rules are driving small businesses into the ground and must be updated urgently, writes Vicky Ford.

Clinical trials regulation

PM+: Consistency needed for EU clinical trials regulation to work

22 May 2015

The EU's new clinical trials regulation still has a few implementation challenges to overcome, says Prof. Christian Dittrich.

David Cameron and Angela Merkel

German support key to Britain's success in delivering EU reform

22 May 2015

David Cameron is in a strong position to achieve sweeping EU reform. He mustn't underplay his hand, argues Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki.

Montenegro

PM+: Meaningful reforms needed in Montenegro

22 May 2015

Montenegro needs to make meaningful reforms if it is to accomplish its goal of EU membership, argues Matthias Menke.

Piernicola Pedicini in the European parliament

Europe needs urgent response to antimicrobial resistance

21 May 2015

Parliament has backed a report on safer healthcare in Europe, which is desperately needed as drug resistance is set to kill more than cancer by 2050, writes Piernicola Pedicini.

A man and a woman's feet

Gender-balanced appointment of EESC members a test for EU democracy

21 May 2015

The appointment of new EESC members is a unique opportunity to promote gender parity in EU decision-making, write Joanna Maycock and Marc Tarabella.

Man working in a tungsten mine

Parliament prioritises human rights in conflict minerals crackdown

21 May 2015

MEPs have approved mandatory reporting on all levels of the supply chain in the production of minerals, going against the EPP's proposal.

A new born baby

EU institutions lock horns in push for maternity leave

21 May 2015

MEPs have voted through a resolution calling on the European commission not to withdraw a draft directive on maternity leave, instead urging member states to enter into negotiations.

Giovanni La Via speaks in the European parliament

EU better regulation should not serve as smokescreen for deregulation

7 May 2015

Giovanni La Via wants a clear, simple and effective regulatory framework that protects health, consumers and the environment.

Angelika Niebler speaks in the Euroepan parliament

Refit is a chance to prove EU's commitment to better law-making

4 May 2015

Both MEPs and the commission have long worked to reduce the EU's administrative burden, but the job is not finished, says Angelika Niebler.

Sajjad Karim

EU and citizens deserve to have a say in Refit

1 May 2015

Simplifying EU legislation will benefit citizens and businesses, but there needs to be an assessment mechanism in place to measure Refit's success, writes Sajjad Karim.

Kim Jong-un waving

EU must shift approach to North Korean regime

20 May 2015

The European alliance for human rights in North Korea (EAHRNK) and Jang Jin-sung explain why the EU should move from 'critical' to 'separative' engagement with North Korea.

Benjamin Netanyahu

EU waiting on new Israeli government to resume Palestine peace talks

12 May 2015

As newly re-elected Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally managed to form a coalition, Brussels now expects him to resume Palestinian peace talks, says Yossi Lempkowicz.

Young people gathering around to look at an iPad

Unemployment among young people could result in a lost generation

4 May 2015

Young people have been hit hardest by the economic crisis and the EU has a duty to help them find a better future, writes Emmanuel Foulon.

Children sit on a school bench in Kobane, Syria, 2 March 2015.

Syrian refugee children deserve chance for education

28 April 2015

Mariela Baeva says the #UpForSchool campaign can provide a chance for Syria's next generation to build a better future.

20 March 2015

Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.
 

19 March 2015

MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.
 

22 May 2015

Companies seeking to innovate successfully must commit to a long-term program of investment in research and development, says Huawei’s Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO Ken Hu.

22 May 2015

Montenegro needs to make meaningful reforms if it is to accomplish its goal of EU membership, argues Matthias Menke.

22 May 2015

The EU's new clinical trials regulation still has a few implementation challenges to overcome, says Prof. Christian Dittrich.

22 May 2015

The EU's security environment has undergone dramatic changes in recent years and is as unstable as ever, and the CSDP must be updated to reflect this, say MEPs.

21 May 2015

MEPs have voted through a resolution calling on the member states to meet their official development assistance (ODA) targets and set a timetable for reaching them by 2020.

19 May 2015

Vitālijs Gavrilovs says public officials should seek the advice and assistance of social and economic partners when tackling geopolitical issues.