UK may have to make payments into EU budget during Brexit transition period

23 February 2018

London could also lose its rebate if it extends the Brexit transition period beyond 2020,

EU leaders to debate re-use of Spitzenkandidaten process for 2019 European elections

23 February 2018

MEPs warn EU heads of state and government that they will not accept a 'back room' deal candidate for post of European Commission president..

Saudi foreign minister in EU Parliament to defend country's role in Yemen war

22 February 2018

The Saudi foreign minister has told MEPs his country has a zero-tolerance approach to Islamic terrorism.

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?

Myanmar: The world is watching as human rights collapse

23 February 2018

The international community has let itself become a spectator in the tragic and complete collapse of human rights in Myanmar, writes Amjad Bashir.

The future of Europe depends on research

23 February 2018

Bolstering Europe’s research excellency is about more than increasing the EU’s competitiveness, explains Soledad Cabezón Ruiz.

EU research needs more funding

23 February 2018

With Horizon 2020 becoming a victim of its own success, EU research needs more funding, writes Lieve Wierinck.

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.

Jyrki Katainen: The EU firmly stands for an open, but also rules-based and fair, global trade order

6 February 2018

Jyrki Katainen talks about his plans to tackle youth unemployment, deal with plastic pollution, ensure we have digital skills, successfully trade globally and have closer EU defence.

Jerzy Buzek: If EU wants to be a world economic leader, it must also lead in space policy

23 January 2018

A familiar face in Brussels circles, Jerzy Buzek talks about the importance of EU space policy, the clean energy package and his appreciation for water filters.

Krzysztof Szubert: Poland is a real player in the digital single market

22 January 2018

Krzysztof Szubert, Poland’s secretary of state in charge of digital affairs, says despite political differences with the EU, his government is fully behind the digital single market strategy.

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.

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.

Single Digital Gateway

12 October 2017

On October 10, the IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held its thirteenth meeting. The topic of debate was the Single Digital Gateway.

Screening of foreign investment in strategic sectors

27 September 2017

On September 25, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a first exchange of views on the European Commission’s proposal for an EU screening mechanism of foreign investment in strategic sectors. 

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies

5 February 2018

Sustainable healthcare systems help ensure access to innovative therapies, writes Pascal Apostolides.

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of EU institutions

19 January 2018

Arianespace is well suited to the needs of Europe’s institutions, writes Stéphane Israël.


Salmonella – See no evil…..

14 February 2018

No one likes to talk about salmonella in feed, but the consequences of the recent formaldehyde denial mean we will be forced to talk about it a whole lot more, warns Phil McGuire.

Active Cities: Tomorrow’s pathway to healthy lifestyles

2 February 2018

Cities are strongholds of sedentary behaviour and unhealthy lifestyles, writes Maxime Leblanc

EU Court accused of playing politics with renewal of EU-Morocco fisheries deal

30 January 2018

The EU is expected to resume fisheries cooperation with Morocco despite a ‘politically motivated’ legal opinion from the EU Court of Justice, argues Eli Hadzhieva.