Hotspot approach has helped improve migration management - but serious challenges remain

27 April 2017

According to the European Court of Auditors, the EU's hotspot approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. 

May in constructive talks with Barnier and Juncker

27 April 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly held constructive talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.

Viktor Orbán in heated EU Parliament debate

26 April 2017

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and MEPs debated the rights situation in his country, attended by Commission first Vice President Frans Timmermans.

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 union set to empower EU's energy security

26 April 2016

2016 will be the year of delivery for Energy Union, writes Maroš Šefcovic.

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?

Jobs and Growth: Can innovative structural reforms help the EU shift into a higher gear?

27 April 2017

New EU wide programme will support member states in implementing structural reforms, writes Lambert van Nistelrooij.

Committee Guide: AFCO has enormous responsibility in Brexit process

20 April 2017

The constitutional affairs committee will have a crucial role to play in how Brexit unfolds and beyond, writes Danuta Hübner.

Committee guide: PETI providing a voice to EU citizens

19 April 2017

Parliament's petitions committee strives to address citizens' concerns and foster constructive dialogue, writes Pál Csáky.

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.

Mairead McGuinness: The EPP is a responsible party

4 April 2017

Mairead McGuinness on taking risks, building bridges with national parliaments, and why she’s excited about her new responsibility for interreligious dialogue.

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Věra Jourová: Gender-balanced political participation can only improve trust in our institutions

7 March 2017

Věra Jourová on making sure past progress is consolidated, fighting the gender pay gap and why encouraging women's political participation would benefit everyone.

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.

LIBE Hearing on ePrivacy

13 April 2017

On April 11, the LIBE Committee held a hearing on the Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy regulation. 

European Parliament kicks off Brexit debate

5 April 2017

On April 5, the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union and subsequently adopted a joint motion for a resolution on their position. 

3rd EU Energy Policy Summit takes place

30 March 2017

On 28 March, the third EU Energy Policy Summit was held in Brussels. 

Innovation and R&D are the keys to a healthier future

7 April 2017

Innovation and R&D are the keys to a healthier future, explains Nathalie Moll.

EU can compete at highest levels of bioeconomy

6 April 2017

Europe can compete at the highest levels of the bioeconomy, says Philippe Mengal.

EU must realise circular economy's full potential

5 April 2017

The EU must realise the circular economy package's full potential, argues Alexis Van Maercke.

Winter package: EU doesn't need 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach

24 March 2017

The EU doesn't need a 'one-size-fits-all' energy approach, explains Gert De Block.

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Renewables bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU

21 March 2017

Renewables can bring SMEs and the public closer to the EU, writes Nigel Cotton.


Will the EU's work-life balance package be the first in a long line of social rights legislation?

26 April 2017

New EU measures a first attempt to finally respond to the needs of families, says European families network chief.

How can lightweight materials such as aluminium help the EU meet its CO2 emissions reduction targets?

18 April 2017

EU legislation needs to recognise the advantages lightweight materials can offer in reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles, write Patrik Ragnarsson and Dieter Höll.

Is Ukraine still capable of being a bridge between the west and the east?

12 April 2017

Following the European Parliament’s vote on visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens, there is renewed hope for Ukraine’s European future, writes Eli Hadzhieva.