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EU Ombudsman hails Dutch drive to improve Council transparency

24 June 2019

European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has welcomed the initiative of the Dutch government, which is supported by other EU governments, to improve legislative transparency in the Council of the EU.

Disappointment reigns after EU summit fails to deliver on carbon neutrality goal

24 June 2019

Experts have expressed disappointment with the outcome of a summit of EU leaders last week which failed to reach agreement on a “carbon-neutral” energy mix by 2050.

EU urged not to turn blind eye to human rights deterioration in China

21 June 2019

The appeal comes in the wake of recent street protests in Hong Kong by millions of people angry at the introduction of new legislation which, if enacted, will ease the extradition of criminal suspects from Hong Kong to mainland China.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stamping out the stigma

2 April 2019

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.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

5 March 2019

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.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

18 February 2019

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.

Taxing times

25 June 2019

MEPs must continue to press national governments to take firm action on tax evasion, avoidance and financial crime, argues Molly Scott Cato.

The evolution of EU trade policy

25 June 2019

EU trade policy has not only seen record numbers of partnerships, it has also established ethical standards that lead the world, writes Cecilia Malmström

5 questions with...Benedek Jávor

25 June 2019

Benedek Jávor (HU, Greens/EFA) Parliament Magazine MEP 2019 award winner for the environment

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.

Sustainable Energy Week: The shape of things to come

19 June 2019

Romania’s Minister for Energy, Anton Anton, believes Europe’s capacity for economic growth is inseparable from its energy reform programme

Margrethe Vestager: A woman of substance

14 June 2019

With a proven track record in delivering for citizens, Margrethe Vestager has earned the right to be the next European Commission President. She tells Lorna Hutchinson that prioritising gender equality and female empowerment is her number one goal.

Neven Mimica: Leaving no one behind

4 June 2019

With the 2019 European Development Days Conference fast approaching, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica explains how focused actions and resource pooling are crucial to eradicating some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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.

Europe elects its new Parliament and triggers the race for EU's top posts

4 June 2019

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.

EP Election Package: Pending Dossiers for the 9th legislature

4 June 2019

With a newly elected European Parliament, find out what's on the legislative agenda that could affect you and your organisation.

Manifestos show cross-party consensus on energy and climate issues

8 May 2019

All the main European political groupings have published manifestos ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections, with each outlining their vision for the next legislature across a range of policy areas.

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.

A strong industrial policy requires genuine ambition and true vision

4 February 2019

EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

Cooperation and investment are key when it comes to security and defence, explains Chris Lombardi

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The right EU budget for the next seven years

18 June 2019

Europe must boost its investment in research and innovation, argue the European University Association’s Rolf Tarrach and Michael Murphy

Why doesn’t the EU want to lead on photonics?

17 June 2019

When countries around the world are sinking billions into deep technologies like photonics, why does it always feel like the EU is consistently applying the brake, asks Carlos Lee.

A new approach to managing air traffic in Europe

3 June 2019

CANSO Director of European Affairs & Civil Air Navigation Services Tanja Grobotek explains.