Allowing people to use a single ticket to travel through multiple EU countries will promote both tourism and green transport, says Dieter-Lebrecht Koch.
Parliament's 'grand coalition' between its centre-right and centre-left groupings is divided over a report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU for the years 2013 and 2014.
Cabotage rule is 'completely worthless', writes truck driver turned MEP Peter Lundgren.
The EU has reached a deal on new rules aimed at preventing the miss-selling of insurance products and services.
A lack of joined up thinking and overly complicated visa policies is undermining Europe's standing as a global tourist destination, warns István Ujhelyi.
Henna Virkkunen says new technologies and environmental solutions are crucial to creating sustainable EU transport systems.
But there are big challenges ahead for both partners, writes Victor Boştinaru.
Tackling gender issues in the EU transport sector is just as important for ensuring its competitiveness as promoting sustainable urban mobility, writes Claudia Tapardel.
The common European interest should inform any attempts to boost the competitiveness of the EU's aviation sector, argues Jacek P. Krawczyk.
Despite Improvements Europe's biodiversity still faces multiple challenges, warns Hans Bruyninckx.
A strong, cohesive European position is crucial ahead of key global development talks, says Linda McAvan.
Europe's 2020 goal of reversing biodiversity loss is 'pure fiction', but there is still time to save what's left, writes Pavel Poc.
Thanks to EU legislation, Europe has managed to limit wildlife loss, but much more needs to be done to reach the 2020 targets, says Karmenu Vella.
Innovation and pragmatic collaboration is key to urban collaboration between Europe and China, says Li Tie.
The new round of appointments to the European economic and social committee (EESC) are a chance for the EU to prove its commitment to the union's fundamental values, says Madi Sharma.
Europe and Asia's joint building of the 'Belt and Road' initiative can deepen strategic cooperation, writes Chi Fulin.
It's only natural that Europe should lead in 5g technologies, says Huawei's rotating CEO Guo Ping.
Jonathan Faull to report directly to commission president on UK reform strategy
Britain, with its strong economic reform agenda and international outlook, is crucial to shaping Europe's future competitiveness, argues Alessia Mosca
Pivotal moment to position single market as the foundation of future EU-UK relationship, argues leading think tank.
Batting for Britain: Former Warwickshire county cricketer Dan Dalton says EU must move with the times.
The European commission must ensure that social media companies will respect national laws against incitement to religious hatred and violence, says Roberta Bonazzi.
Liquefied petroleum gas can reach isolated rural communities and benefit millions of people, writes Samuel Maubanc.
All the evidence shows that efficient labour markets actually drive economic growth, says Eurociett's Denis Pennel
Ahead of their annual conference, IFAH-Europe's Roxane Feller explains why a better EU veterinary medicines regulatory framework is needed.
EU Ministers raise concerns over governance structure for new European Fund for Structural Investments (EFSI).
MEPs have accused member states of failing to implement the 2011 directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.
Last week, the EP BUDG Committee met to discuss the first assessment report from the High Level Group on Own Resources.
Yesterday, in plenary, MEPs discussed (and condemned) the ongoing paralysis of the ILO’s internal supervision system of labour standards in the EU and elsewhere.