Issue 546 | 06 December 2021

The latest edition of The Parliament Magazine is now available to read online for free.

In our last issue of the year before the Christmas break, we interview French Renew Europe deputy, Valérie Hayer who suggests to Andreas Rogal that the financing of the EU institutions with a new system of own resources is a huge political win.

In our news and current affairs pages, we look at EU consumers protection, with contributions from German Ulrike Mueller (S&D) and Axel Voss (EPP). Meanwhile, ECR MEP Veronika Vrecionová discusses EU-US cooperation on sustainable agriculture and Portuguese deputy Isabel Santos reports on the Mashreq delegation’s recent visit to Lebanon and Jordan.

Elsewhere, Spanish EPP member Antonio López-Istúriz White, explains that there is a now a discernible momentum for the EU to develop its own military capabilities. We also have exclusive analysis from Portuguese deputy Maria da Graça Carvalho on why EU Policymakers must support the new of Horizon Europe European partnerships.

Our first feature focuses on the Digital Markets Act with comments from Parliament’s rapporteur Andreas Schwab, and shadow rapporteurs Martin Schirdewan, Andrus Ansip and Evelyn Gebhardt.

Our second topic features contributions from Marc Angel and Kosma Złotowski on the recent report on tackling non-tariff and non-tax barriers across the EU single market.

Finally, we look at the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with analysis from MEP Romeo Franz and writer and researcher Toby Vogel.

We close as always with our regular 5 Questions with… column, which this issue features French Renew Europe deputy Gilles Boyer.