Movers and Shakers | 17 July 2017

24 July 2017

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

EU reopens discussions on glyphosate approval

20 July 2017

The EU’s standing committee on plants, animals, food and feed has met to discuss the European Commission's proposal to renew the licence for the use of glyphosate in the EU for 10 years.

EU urged to intervene in Kashmir conflict

20 July 2017

The EU is being urged to do more to help defuse growing tensions between India and Pakistan over the long running Kashmir conflict.

Hans-Olaf Henkel: EU trying to punish UK in Brexit talks

19 July 2017

German ECR group MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel has claimed that the EU wants to punish Britain in the Brexit talks.

Tusk highlights EU support for Ukraine on anniversary of MH17 tragedy

18 July 2017

European Council President Donald Tusk has restated the EU's continued support for Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Judith Sargentini to draft new EU Parliament report on Hungary

17 July 2017

Parliament has appointed Greens/EFA group MEP Judith Sargentini as rapporteur for its investigation into whether Hungary is in breach of the values of the European Union. 

Fertilising regulation: Devil is in the detail

10 July 2017

The devil, as always, is in the detail of the new fertilising regulation, argues Jacob Hansen.

NEPSI Agreement continues to improve workers' health protection

30 June 2017

The NEPSI Agreement continues to improve workers' health protection, write Sylvain Lefebvre and Michelle Wyard-Remy.

Good indoor air quality is a basic human right

28 June 2017

The fight to systematically improve indoor air quality through better ventilation is still its infancy, argues Joan Miró Ramos.

A truly circular economy should be resource-efficient

14 June 2017

A truly circular economy should be resource-efficient, argue Tytti Peltonen and Nella Baerents.

You don't need to be a Catalan separatist to support the referendum on self-determination

20 July 2017

While the Spanish government chose to bury its head in the sand, the pro-independence movement in Catalonia blossomed, writes Jordi Solé.

EU institutions must ensure fair conditions for all their interns

18 July 2017

The European Parliament has repeatedly called for social progress and the protection of EU workers' rights, while failing to offer its own interns decent working conditions, writes Terry Reintke.

An ode to the Estonian EU Council presidency

14 July 2017

The award for most creative response on the Estonian Council presidency goes to Indrek Tarand.

Estonian Council presidency must tackle unemployment

14 July 2017

One of the priorities of the Estonian presidency is ensuring equal opportunities in the labour market and social inclusion, explains Yana Toom.

Estonian EU Council presidency to focus on ensuring a safe and secure Europe

14 July 2017

The Estonian Council presidency is set to focus on ensuring a safe and secure Europe, writes Urmas Paet.

11 July 2017

Michał Boni on why he is excited about the digital single market, 5G technology, robots, how social media can help democracy, and why he still loves reading paper books.

13 June 2017

European transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on the new EU mobility package, gender equality in transport, and her own experience as one of Europe's few female entrepreneurs.

31 May 2017

Seb Dance on why he called Nigel Farage a liar, why he believes Brexit could end up as a race to the bottom and why sustainability actually matters.

29 May 2017

Julia Gillard on why ensuring quality education for all children is in everyone's interest and sexism in politics.

17 May 2017

European environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella on what to expect from this year's EU Green Week activities, the importance of the blue economy and the job potential of acting green.

Two cheers for the EU's global strategy

24 July 2017

Federica Mogherini is on the right track with the global strategy, but its success depends on the political will of the member states, argues Fraser Cameron.

Oil industry: Safely disposing of offshore platforms could boost EU's green economy

20 July 2017

A 'responsible' recycling licence fee should ensure proper dismantling of oil rigs and merchant ships, say Martin Siecker and Richard Adams.

EU must protect creative industries from Brexit backlash

19 July 2017

Brexit has already started having a negative impact on Europe's creative industries, warns Bernd Fesel.

Is Poland secretly hiring North Korean workers?

17 July 2017

North Korean workers in Poland earn less than €120 a month, claims Willy Fautré.

Next generation internet

12 July 2017

The internet has already started to reshape our world - how will this look in a few years, asks Spiro Dhapi.

19 July 2017

German ECR group MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel has claimed that the EU wants to punish Britain in the Brexit talks.

14 July 2017

Gibraltar must be guaranteed continued access to the single market when the UK leaves the EU, says the deputy chief minister of Gibraltar. 

14 July 2017

The Estonian Council presidency is set to focus on ensuring a safe and secure Europe, writes Urmas Paet.

13 July 2017

Concerns over rights of citizens prompts MEP Brexit coordinator to speak out against uncertainty facing EU nationals in UK.

10 July 2017

Other than far-out anti-European obsessives there is not a single British MEP who seems to appear in the UK media on Brexit, says former Europe minister.

5 July 2017

Recent events may have injected greater confidence into the EU, but in what political direction this confidence will play out is unclear, writes Emily O'Reilly.

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.

14 June 2017

On June 12, the European Commission organised an event entitled Finance for Innovation: Towards the ETS Fund.

5 May 2017

On May 3, the TRAN Committee discussed a first draft on the cross-border parcel delivery services by rapporteur Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK). 

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. 

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