Issue 553 | November 2022

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

We are delighted to bring you this edition of The Parliament. Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work giving our magazine a fresh redesign and we hope you enjoy what we’ve come up with.

Our cover features an original illustration by the Ukrainian artist Nataliia Shulga, who delivered the final version of her work amidst renewed missile strikes on Kyiv.

The opening pages of this edition include a couple of new features. Recipe column Signature Dish brings you a lentil soup from Swedish MEP Evin Incir, with a backstory about what makes it so special to her. And with EU AMA (Ask Me Anything for the uninitiated), we find the perfect person to tell us where the giant banners on the Berlaymont end up. Do you have a burning question for EU AMA? Let us know.

This month’s policy in focus zeros in on transport. Reporter Sean Craig spoke to Swedish MEP Jörgen Warborn about getting the new shipping regulations FuelEU Maritime through the European Parliament. Meanwhile, assistant editor Emma Harper reports from Milan about the city’s efforts to build a cycling infrastructure. We also bring you a photo essay highlighting how Ukraine’s off-road driving club members are pivoting to come to their country’s defence.

Our opinion and analysis sections include Luxembourg Minister for Mobility and Public Works François Bausch and his Flemish counterpart, Lydia Peeters, facing off over the question of free public transport.

There’s plenty to discover in our new Books & Culture section, including Laura Lamberti’s interview with actor Xavier Lacaille, star of the TV comedy Parlement. All this plus original illustrations and, as always, commentary from MEPs, academics and more.

The Parliament first rolled off the printers in 1995. This issue is step one of our new journey. Do let us know what you think: