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‘The price of populism’: UK MEPs react to Boris Johnson election victory

13 December 2019

On Friday morning UK MEPs digested the news of Boris Johnson’s triumph in the UK general election and shared their thoughts with The Parliament Magazine.

Women in finance: pushing water uphill

13 December 2019

Fighting for gender equality is an arduous struggle for women across all fields and the financial sector is no exception. Lorna Hutchinson reports on the perspectives of female powerhouses from the world of EU finance.

Senior MEP laments ‘hateful’ UK election

12 December 2019

As the UK went to the polls on Thursday, senior UK Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies admitted his party leader had “failed to make a positive impact” in the election campaign.

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.

Don’t assume technology is racially neutral

11 December 2019

Without adequate and effective safeguards, the increasing reliance on technology in law enforcement risks reinforcing existing prejudices against racialised communities, writes Karen Taylor.

Flying the flag for aviation

11 December 2019

The aviation industry has brought myriad benefits in connecting people, boosting trade and developing new technology - let’s not demonise it, says Caroline Nagtegaal.

Investing in security

11 December 2019

The European Defence Fund will not only send the right message to our security partners, it will provide a boost for Europe’s defence industries, writes Zdzisław Krasnodębski. 

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.

David Lega: A source of inspiration

3 December 2019

After conquering the worlds of sport and local politics in his native Sweden, newly-elected MEP David Lega now wants to change the world for the better on a European level. He tells Lorna Hutchinson about the issues that drive his passion for policymaking.

EU defence: Present and future challenges

25 November 2019

European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jorge Domecq talks to Rajnish Singh about the progress the EU has made in the realm of security and defence and what challenges lie ahead.

COP25: Nicolás González Casares "Setting new ambitions"

22 November 2019

Spanish Socialist MEP Nicolás González Casares, a member of Parliament’s delegation to next month’s COP25, tells Rajnish Singh about his hopes and ambitions for the keenly-awaited climate conference.

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.

The New European Commission 2019-2024

12 September 2019

This early September, the European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her proposal for the allocation of Commissioner portfolios. She also published the individual mission letters to each Commissioner detailing what she expects of them in the next legislative term.

2019 EU - Finnish Presidency Guide

8 July 2019

July 1st saw the start of the new Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. 

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.

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.

Can Artificial Intelligence predict the weather?

4 December 2019

AI is evolving rapidly and brings with it the potential to improve weather and climate predictions, writes Peter Dueben.

A new EU industrial strategy would drive health and growth

5 November 2019

Europe must play to its strengths and pharma is an area of strategic economic and social value where the EU is a global player, writes EFPIA's Nathalie Moll.

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Happy holidays: family, friends, food and anaphylactic shock?

9 December 2019

At this time of year, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the potential dangers of food allergens. Proper implementation of EU food allergen regulation saves lives, explains Charles Kinney from the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases PatientsAssociations (EFA)

A GovTech Ecosystem approach is needed to reap the Benefits of AI

4 December 2019

The potential to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) for positive change is great. However, government leaders cannot manage it alone. A task of this magnitude requires collaboration with the private-sector and civil society - an entire GovTech ecosystem, write Gabriel Bellenger and Bernard Le Masson of Accenture.

What if technology could help us hack climate change?

4 December 2019

Cutting-edge technologies such as AI are here to make our lives easier, but they can also be used to make them more sustainable, writes APPLiA’s Paolo Falcioni.