EU flags against a blue sky

Movers and Shakers | 27 July 2015

27 July 2015
President Barack Obama

Eurosceptics slam Obama over EU Brexit warning

24 July 2015

British Eurosceptics have lashed out at Barack Obama following the US president's comments saying he favoured Britain remaining within the European Union.

Shopping basket

EU must protect citizens against dangerous and cruel third country imports

22 July 2015

The EU has so far been unable to protect citizens' health and animal welfare in importing food from third countries, writes Stefan Eck.

EU flags against a blue sky

Movers and Shakers | 20 July 2015

20 July 2015
Jozo Radoš

Croatia still waiting to see the best of EU membership

17 July 2015

Patience is required if Croatia is to maximise the opportunities of EU accession, argues Jozo Radoš.

Ruža Tomašić

Croatia risks wasting EU membership momentum

17 July 2015

Making citizens care about the EU is Europe's greatest challenge, writes Ruža Tomašić.

Davor Ivo Stier

Two years after joining EU Croatia reforms still incomplete

16 July 2015

Croatian authorities must step up to the plate and push through structural reforms, argues Davor Ivo Stier.

Plane taking off

EU air passenger record vote raises mass data collection concerns

16 July 2015

Parliament's civil rights committee has approved plans for EU passenger name records but MEPs have warned of threat to fundamental rights.

Sirpa Pietekeinen speaking in parliament

Circular economy is a win for the EU economy and environment

26 June 2015

The world has little choice but to make the transition to a circular economy, says Sirpa Pietikäinen.

Piernicola Pedicini

End of fossil fuel subsidies first step of circular economy

26 June 2015

Encouraging the reuse of materials and extending product life expectancy are crucial to implementing the circular economy, says Piernicola Pedicini.

Greens/EFA MEP Mark Demesmaeker

EU needs circular economy that will work in practice

25 June 2015

Parliament's circular economy proposals are encouraging, but policymakers must focus on making it work in practice rather than getting stuck on the details, writes Mark Demesmaeker.

Clare Moody

Circular economy requires cultural change

25 June 2015

Discarded plastic has devastating effects on our marine environment, but changing waste into a resource could help limit the damage, writes Clare Moody.

Massimo Paolucci

Circular economy more than just an opportunity

23 June 2015

Now that parliament has given its support to a report on the circular economy, it's up to the commission to deliver concrete proposals, writes Massimo Paolucci.

Revolving door

Time to challenge the influence of big business in EU policy making

20 July 2015

The EU's well-oiled revolving doors are keeping corporate lobbying in the TTIP driving seat, argue Vicky Cann and David Lundy

A map of Europe with a euro image over the top

The euro: The lessons of history

15 July 2015

The aspirations of politicians run far ahead of their understanding, writes the renowned University of Oxford economist Peter Oppenheimer.

EU-Israel: New US rules will impact on European attempts to impose sanctions

15 July 2015

Despite progress in a number of areas, political tensions between Europe and Israel remain high over Palestinian peace talks and the EU has an image problem, writes Yossi Lempkowicz.

Pile of old televisions dumped outside

European parliament pushes commission to close the loop on circular economy

13 July 2015

The EU's new circular economy proposals must tackle the fundamental problem of resource overconsumption, argues Ariadna Rodrigo.

EU-China handshake

Brussels and Beijing will benefit from EU-China urbanisation partnership

1 July 2015

Innovation and pragmatic collaboration is key to urban collaboration between Europe and China, says Li Tie.

24 July 2015

British Eurosceptics have lashed out at Barack Obama following the US president's comments saying he favoured Britain remaining within the European Union.

25 June 2015

Jonathan Faull to report directly to commission president on UK reform strategy

24 June 2015

Britain, with its strong economic reform agenda and international outlook, is crucial to shaping Europe's future competitiveness, argues Alessia Mosca

9 June 2015

Pivotal moment to position single market as the foundation of future EU-UK relationship, argues leading think tank.

8 June 2015

Batting for Britain: Former Warwickshire county cricketer Dan Dalton says EU must move with the times.

3 July 2015

Chinese companies have become the fastest growing source of foreign investment in Europe, writes Victor Zhang.

29 June 2015

The European commission must ensure that social media companies will respect national laws against incitement to religious hatred and violence, says Roberta Bonazzi.

24 June 2015

Liquefied petroleum gas can reach isolated rural communities and benefit millions of people, writes Samuel Maubanc.

22 June 2015

All the evidence shows that efficient labour markets actually drive economic growth, says Eurociett's Denis Pennel

16 June 2015

Ahead of their annual conference, IFAH-Europe's Roxane Feller explains why a better EU veterinary medicines regulatory framework is needed.

15 July 2015

The European parliament's plenary has adopted its own-initiative report aimed at increasing resource efficiency in the EU.

6 July 2015

A European commission meeting on the future of shale gas in the EU has looked at union guidelines on environmental protection for fracking projects.

17 February 2015

EU Ministers raise concerns over governance structure for new European Fund for Structural Investments (EFSI).

13 February 2015

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.

11 February 2015

Last week, the EP BUDG Committee met to discuss the first assessment report from the High Level Group on Own Resources.