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European Parliament aims to reverse voter apathy with new election awareness campaign

7 December 2018

The European Parliament is stepping up efforts to combat voter apathy and raise public awareness of next year’s European elections.

Jens Stoltenberg urges ‘de-stabilising’ Russia to return Ukrainian sailors and vessels

7 December 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to return the Ukrainian sailors and naval vessels it captured in the Sea of Azov.

MEP pours scorn on last-ditch Brexit scramble

5 December 2018

A senior Greens MEP has disparaged eleventh-hour attempts to persuade MPs to back Theresa May’s controversial Brexit deal.

Nord Stream 2 pipeline would defeat purpose of Energy Union

2 May 2016

Nord Stream 2 is the embodiment of hybrid warfare and would put Energy Union at risk, argues Petras Auštrevičius.

Energy efficiency: EU needs to 'think bigger'

22 April 2016

The Commission is set to revise the energy efficiency directive later this year. How are MEPs looking to influence this key update?

The problem with Public-Private Partnerships and the role of the EU

3 December 2018

Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom.

Protecting the Kalash: The EU Must Hold Pakistan Accountable

3 December 2018

As a prominent trade partner of Pakistan, the EU has a duty to hold Pakistan accountable for its apathy regarding the indigenous Kalash community, argues Nicolas Bay.

UK must remain a defence player

27 November 2018

Despite the impact of Brexit, the EU and UK’s defence and security relationship should remain intrinsically linked, argues Clare Moody     

EU shines light on shady business deals

26 May 2015

Parliament has given its stamp of approval to legislation aimed at combating money laundering, which will also help fight tax evasion.

Common security and defence policy failing to reach its potential

22 May 2015

The EU's security environment has undergone dramatic changes in recent years and is as unstable as ever, and the CSDP must be updated to reflect this, say MEPs.

EU member states urged to honour development promises

21 May 2015

MEPs have voted through a resolution calling on the member states to meet their official development assistance (ODA) targets and set a timetable for reaching them by 2020.

Defending The Front Line

23 November 2018

The chair of parliament’s SEDE committee Anna Elżbieta Fotyga discusses the threats Europe faces, cooperation with Nato, fake news, AI weapons and UK defence relations post Brexit.

Giving disability a voice in Europe

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

Bas Eickhout: Man on eMission

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

MEP Awards 2015: All the winners

20 March 2015

Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.
 

MEP Awards 2015: Viviane Reding

19 March 2015

MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.
 

MEP Awards: A word from past winners

9 January 2015

The 2014 MEP Awards winners send a message to the potential shortlistees of 2015.

EP Elections package - The Spitzenkandidat field is cleared

6 December 2018

November saw the thinning of the Spitzenkandidat field as various contestants for the post of Commission President were either selected by their respective political parties or decided to drop out.

EP Elections Package: biographies of Spitzenkandidaten Nominees

2 November 2018

Now that the EPP, PES, the European Greens, and the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe have unveiled their potential Spitzenkandidaten nominees, the Dods EU Monitoring Team, as part of its E

Guide to the European 2019 Elections

31 August 2018

With the European Parliament elections just around the corner, Dods is officially launching its comprehensive  2019 Elections Package.

Dods Guide to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU

4 July 2018

The Dods EU Guide into the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU is a handy compressed overview of the main priorities, key dates and contacts of the Austrian Presidency. It will allow public affairs professionals to easily navigate the EU political agenda for the next six months.

Parliament endorses agreement on Type Approval of motor vehicles

20 April 2018

The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached on new rules on type approval of motor vehicles.

Public hearing on the PSI directive

22 January 2018

On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.

Individuals make innovation a reality

26 November 2018

Making innovation happen is more than just a motto for the EIT, writes Dirk Jan van den Berg.

Apprenticeships are a practical way for Europe's youth to kick-start careers

5 November 2018

McDonald's is helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed through apprenticeships, writes David Fairhurst.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

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Helping European consumers to make informed nutritional choices

7 December 2018

Expanding ‘traffic light’ labelling trials across Europe can help build consumer awareness around this well-established nutritional information scheme, explains PepsiCo’s Silviu Popovici.

A square peg into a round hole

27 November 2018

Europe’s cloud infrastructure providers support the EU’s intentions to crack down on online terrorist content, however policymakers are targeting the wrong players, explains Alban Schmutz.