Hard-line Brexiteers warn UK Prime Minister that scrapping Irish backstop may not be enough to see Brexit deal over the line
Boris Johnson has been warned that removing the Irish backstop from the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement may not be enough to guarantee the support of hard-line Eurosceptic MPs.
Campaigners are appealing to European parliament president David Sassoli to consider the initiative which could protect citizen’s rights amid Brexit chaos
Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, yet it remains a largely misunderstood condition. On World Autism Awareness Day 2019, Lorna Hutchinson reports on what still needs to be done to raise awareness and provide much-needed support.
With the deadline for the UK’s exit from the EU fast approaching, British MEPs have spoken of their regret about having to step down from elected office.
British MEPs will soon bid a fond - or not-so-fond - farewell to Parliament. Some of them told Martin Banks what they will (and won’t) miss about Brussels and their possible plans for a post-Brexit future.
Global security has deteriorated over the past decade, with the number of people forced to flee their homes due to violence, human rights violations and war on the increase. The EU must adopt and implement a gender-sensitive lens when dealing with this, writes Madi Sharma.
The latest scientific advice from The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) makes for sad reading - North Sea cod is severely depleted. However, this could be just what is needed to shock EU fisheries ministers into action, write Rebecca Hubbard and Dr Monica Verbeek.
The Brexit Party are political prisoners in Brussels. Or so they’d have you believe. Despite standing in the European elections, knowing full well what awaited them, Nigel Farage and his band of Brexit-peddling cronies have been on a mission to expose to their faithful followers back home in Blighty that "Brussels" is the most dreadful of places: a wasteful, bureaucratic hellhole where little is achieved and where MEPs' pockets bulge with excessive pay and unwarranted expenses.
Parliament has given its stamp of approval to legislation aimed at combating money laundering, which will also help fight tax evasion.
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.
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.
Magid Magid is everything anti-immigration politicians such as Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orbán fear and despise. He is a Muslim and a refugee. And he’s just become an MEP. He tells Rajnish Singh about his mission to shake up the EU
Despite the potential for conflict, there is a general willingness among the world’s Arctic players to solve issues by cooperation rather than confrontation, Marie-Anne Coninsx tells Brian Johnson.
Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the EU, compares US-EU relations to a marriage. He tells Rajnish Singh that “We’re like an old married couple. The kids have left, we still love each other, we’re never getting divorced, but we have some very specific and tough issues to address."
Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.
MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.
The 2014 MEP Awards winners send a message to the potential shortlistees of 2015.
July 1st saw the start of the new Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The May 23 - 26 European Parliament elections delivered a more fragmented assembly than previously with notable increases in support for the Liberals, Greens and far-right parties which in turn saw a reduction in support for the centre-right and left.
With a newly elected European Parliament, find out what's on the legislative agenda that could affect you and your organisation.
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.
The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached on new rules on type approval of motor vehicles.
On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.
EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.
5G offers more opportunities while upgrading security, explains Tony Graziano
Cooperation and investment are key when it comes to security and defence, explains Chris Lombardi
The escalating spate of mass shootings from Christchurch to El Paso has been enabled by the fact that millions of ordinary people now believe in the existence of an Islamist conspiracy to ‘replace’ white people through mass immigration and birth rates, writes Saeed Khan.
The case of Qatari-controlled, UK-based Al Rayan Bank, which continues to provide financial services to a series of Islamist and extremist groups blacklisted by other institutions, highlights the dangers of lax financial oversight by the EU and its Member States, writes Nervana Mahmoud.
Youssef Kobo explains how anti-palm oil lobbies are hurting the environment and the EU’s poorest members