Issue 548 | 21 February 2022

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

Our cover star this issue is Italian S&D MEP Brando Benifei, who tells Andreas Rogal that a trustworthy environment is the precondition for AI to thrive in Europe.

In our news and current affairs pages, we look at Rare Disease Day and orphan medicinal products with an opinion piece from Greek EPP Group deputy Stelios Kympouropoulos. Meanwhile, veteran German deputy Evelyn Gebhardt pens her farewell letter after almost three decades as an MEP.

Elsewhere, German deputies Ismail Ertug and Jens Gieseke write about the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation and how it can make for cleaner EU roads in the future.

On the topic of International Women’s Day, MEPs Maria Noichl and Frances Fitzgerald share their views on what they expect from the Commission in order to achieve a more equal EU.

This issue’s first feature focuses on the European Child Guarantee one year after its implementation, with comments from Child Rights Intergroup co-Chair, Caterina Chinnici, and Greens/EFA Group MEP Katrin Langensiepen. Polish deputy Ewa Kopacz, who is a member of Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer, writes an op-ed on the topic of childhood cancers.

Our second feature topic is the recent EU-AU Summit. Here, we feature contributions from Greens/EFA Group deputy Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, ECR Group deputy Assita Kanko, socialist Carlos Zorrinho, and EPP Group deputy Janina Ochojska.

We close, as always, with our regular 5 Questions with… column, which this time features Portuguese S&D deputy Carlos Zorrinho.