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Issue 481 | 24 September 2018

21 September 2018

Karin Kadenbach interview, European Health Forum Gastein Preview, Brain Health, Carcinogens & Work Related Cancer, Fundamental Rights, Bio-based Industries, Engineers Europe Advisory Group, Clean Vehicles, European Day of Languages, 5 Questions with the Parliament Magazine's very own Julie Levy-Abegnoli and more...

5 questions with... Martina Dlabajová

13 September 2018

Martina Dlabajová (ALDE, CZ) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s budgetary control committee.

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

Agriculture

Making a circular European bioeconomy happen

21 September 2018

The European forest fibre and paper industry is a catalyst for Europe’s circular bioeconomy, explains Sylvain Lhôte.

European #Biotechweek 2018: 7 days showcasing creativity, passion and expertise in transformative technology

21 September 2018

European Biotech Week 2018 begins on Monday 24 September, with more than 120 events taking place across 18 European countries. The events, hosted at national and local level by a variety of organisations, companies and other biotech enthusiasts, aim to raise awareness, to fuel curiosity and to engage communities in exploring the benefits of biotechnology and discussing its potential for the future.

Issue 481 | 24 September 2018

21 September 2018

Karin Kadenbach interview, European Health Forum Gastein Preview, Brain Health, Carcinogens & Work Related Cancer, Fundamental Rights, Bio-based Industries, Engineers Europe Advisory Group, Clean Vehicles, European Day of Languages, 5 Questions with the Parliament Magazine's very own Julie Levy-Abegnoli and more...

Animal Welfare

Inhumane inaction on pharmaceutical pollution

7 September 2018

The release of pharmaceuticals into the environment has significant detrimental effects on human health, write Sirpa Kärenlampi and Angelica Lindsey-Clark.

EU-India: Building Bridges

22 August 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement in association with PA International on EU-India relations.

Health before looks

12 July 2018


Collaborative action is urgently needed to stop the practice of extreme breeding in dogs and cats

Brexit

Group again asks for clarity on citizens' rights

24 September 2018

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier is being urged to back calls to grant “unilateral guarantees” to Britons living and working in Europe.

Salzburg summit ends with little progress on Brexit

20 September 2018

The informal summit of EU leaders in Austria has ended with cold water being poured on UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed new economic partnership with the EU.

State of the Union 2018: MEP reactions

13 September 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has triggered a wide range of reaction from MEPs to his last ever State of the Union in Strasbourg.

Committee guide

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.

Committee guide: FEMM fighting the global backlash against women

18 April 2017

In these increasingly challenging and unstable times, Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee is ready to lead the fight for equality, says Mary Honeyball.

Culture and Education

Bridging the gap

21 September 2018

An innovative new alliance is set to strengthen the voice of Europe’s engineers while deepening engagement with policymakers, industry and academia.

Parliament approves controversial EU copyright reform

13 September 2018

MEPs have approved controversial EU copyright reform, which includes a proposal for a publishers’ neighbouring right.

Why the copyright directive is crucial for a creative Europe

12 September 2018

The EU copyright directive represents an invaluable chance to ensure that our artists, designers and musicians are able to continue creating in a fair and balanced environment in the future, writes Emma McClarkin.

Development

Why the EU should support minority languages as part of its international development

30 July 2018

Funding programmes in minority languages would increase representation of those who have never had an equal voice, writes Leonardo González Dellán.

Morocco: Advancing women's rights

28 June 2018

Morocco’s willingness to tackle gender equality is setting an example for the EU’s southern neighbourhood, writes Jeanne Laperrouze.

Child marriage must be harshly punished

11 June 2018

The EU should set an example by prohibiting and criminalising early and forced marriage, writes Liliana Rodrigues.

Digital Agenda

Bridging the gap

21 September 2018

An innovative new alliance is set to strengthen the voice of Europe’s engineers while deepening engagement with policymakers, industry and academia.

Emerging cyber-threats: Challenges ahead

18 September 2018

Cybersecurity experts must keep a constant eye on the many different emerging digital threats, say Loudovikos Marinos and Steve Purser.

How the EU is building a robust and secure digital environment

18 September 2018

Cybersecurity poses a real, serious threat that must be addressed at EU level, says Mariya Gabriel.

Economic Affairs

Bridging the gap

21 September 2018

An innovative new alliance is set to strengthen the voice of Europe’s engineers while deepening engagement with policymakers, industry and academia.

Issue 480 | 10 September 2018

7 September 2018

Richard Corbett interview, Rohingya Crisis, CAP Reform, European Mobility Week, Healthy Ageing, European Week of Sport, Brexit and Populism, Cybersecurity, European Ombusman and Maladministration, MEP Awards Nominations, Bahrain and Gender Equality, 5 Questions with Martina Dlabajová and more...

 

Employment and Social Affairs

Bridging the gap

21 September 2018

An innovative new alliance is set to strengthen the voice of Europe’s engineers while deepening engagement with policymakers, industry and academia.

Creating a level playing field for new forms of work

17 September 2018

As ways of working evolve, we need to continually adapt legislation and social protection schemes to accommodate them, explains Michael Freytag.

Juncker's State of the Union: Europe must say no to nationalism, yes to patriotism

12 September 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told MEPs that an unstable world needs a “strong, united Europe.”

Energy

Making a circular European bioeconomy happen

21 September 2018

The European forest fibre and paper industry is a catalyst for Europe’s circular bioeconomy, explains Sylvain Lhôte.

Issue 481 | 24 September 2018

21 September 2018

Karin Kadenbach interview, European Health Forum Gastein Preview, Brain Health, Carcinogens & Work Related Cancer, Fundamental Rights, Bio-based Industries, Engineers Europe Advisory Group, Clean Vehicles, European Day of Languages, 5 Questions with the Parliament Magazine's very own Julie Levy-Abegnoli and more...

Solar panels: EU will not extend anti-dumping measures

3 September 2018

Controversial anti-dumping measures on solar panels from China will not be extended, the European Commission announced on Monday.

Enlargement

Macedonian Prime Minister: Our future is in the EU

13 September 2018

The Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Zoran Zaev has told MEPs he believes his country is ready to start negotiations on EU accession.

Environment

Making a circular European bioeconomy happen

21 September 2018

The European forest fibre and paper industry is a catalyst for Europe’s circular bioeconomy, explains Sylvain Lhôte.

European #Biotechweek 2018: 7 days showcasing creativity, passion and expertise in transformative technology

21 September 2018

European Biotech Week 2018 begins on Monday 24 September, with more than 120 events taking place across 18 European countries. The events, hosted at national and local level by a variety of organisations, companies and other biotech enthusiasts, aim to raise awareness, to fuel curiosity and to engage communities in exploring the benefits of biotechnology and discussing its potential for the future.

Why EU transport needs a modal shift

14 September 2018

When seeking solutions to clean up urban transport, Europe should look to multi-modality, writes Dominique Riquet.

EU Council Presidency

EU to work with Egypt on migration

21 September 2018

European leaders have been accused of “hypocrisy” in trying to “shift responsibility” for dealing with migration.

Hungary’s government needs to change its tune

7 September 2018

Academic freedom is the latest of the many victims on Hungary’s path towards an illiberal state, argues Lesley Wilson.

Confusion, contradiction and ignorance driving UK towards no deal Brexit, argues senior Conservative MEP

29 August 2018

UK hard Brexiteers‘ nostalgic dream of replacing the EU with the so-called Anglosphere has been shown to be a fantasy, says Charles Tannock.

European Commission

European week of sport: EU Commission doubling up on its commitment to sport

24 September 2018

Sport is not the answer to all of society’s problems, but it can make an important contribution to addressing them, writes Tibor Navracsics.

McDonald's did not breach state aid rules, says Commission

19 September 2018

The European Commission has ruled that McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg did not breach EU state aid rules.

How the EU is building a robust and secure digital environment

18 September 2018

Cybersecurity poses a real, serious threat that must be addressed at EU level, says Mariya Gabriel.

European Questions

5 questions with... Martina Dlabajová

13 September 2018

Martina Dlabajová (ALDE, CZ) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s budgetary control committee.

5 questions with... Ana Gomes

11 July 2018

Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

5 questions with... Ignazio Corrao

21 June 2018

Ignazio Corrao (EFDD, IT) is a member of Parliament's development committee.

Food

Inhumane inaction on pharmaceutical pollution

7 September 2018

The release of pharmaceuticals into the environment has significant detrimental effects on human health, write Sirpa Kärenlampi and Angelica Lindsey-Clark.

Europe’s soft drinks industry: Rooted in the European economy

4 September 2018

Sigrid Ligné explains how the European soft drinks industry generates revenue for economies across the EU.

Trump, Juncker agree on ‘new phase’ of EU-US relations

27 July 2018

The United States has agreed to work towards lowering trade barriers with the European Union, Donald Trump said after a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Foreign Affairs

EU to work with Egypt on migration

21 September 2018

European leaders have been accused of “hypocrisy” in trying to “shift responsibility” for dealing with migration.

Busy week of travel ahead for MEPs

17 September 2018

The scheduling of a six-strong parliamentary delegation to Malta and Slovakia this week threatens to be thrown into disarray because of a clash with other events.

Time for a strategic partnership with Indonesia

14 September 2018

Ties between the EU and Indonesia have strengthened over the years, but the work is far from over, writes David McAllister.

Green week

Issue 476 | 21 May 2018

18 May 2018

Miriam Dalli interview, European Week Against Cancer, Anti-Semitism, World No Tobacco Day, Development Days, European Maritime Day, MFF negotiations, Product Safety, Animal Testing, 5 questions with Marlene Mizzi and more.

EU member states must encourage cities and regions in their energy transition plans

10 May 2018

Cities and regions should look to several EU-funded projects to help facilitate their energy transition, says Maria Spyraki.

Cities and regions: An alternative solution to uphold the COP21 agreement?

10 May 2018

Parliament’s report highlights the key role cities play in the fight against climate change, explains Ángela Vallina.

Health

Brain disorders could quickly turn into a ticking time bomb

24 September 2018

Tackling the growing brain disorders health threat is the 21st century’s space race, writes Monica Di Luca.

Brain health is a collective responsibility

24 September 2018

Brain health must have a prominent place in the upcoming Horizon Europe research framework programme, argues Jerzy Buzek.

European week of sport: EU Commission doubling up on its commitment to sport

24 September 2018

Sport is not the answer to all of society’s problems, but it can make an important contribution to addressing them, writes Tibor Navracsics.

Internal Market

Making a circular European bioeconomy happen

21 September 2018

The European forest fibre and paper industry is a catalyst for Europe’s circular bioeconomy, explains Sylvain Lhôte.

Creating a level playing field for new forms of work

17 September 2018

As ways of working evolve, we need to continually adapt legislation and social protection schemes to accommodate them, explains Michael Freytag.

Why the copyright directive is crucial for a creative Europe

12 September 2018

The EU copyright directive represents an invaluable chance to ensure that our artists, designers and musicians are able to continue creating in a fair and balanced environment in the future, writes Emma McClarkin.

Justice and Rights

No democracy without fundamental rights

21 September 2018

Europe must uphold fundamental rights at all times - or risk self-destructing, warns Marie-Christine Vergiat.

Fundamental rights: No one left behind

21 September 2018

Parliament’s recent vote on Hungary has highlighted the EU’s commitment to safeguarding fundamental rights, says Josep-Maria Terricabras.

Issue 481 | 24 September 2018

21 September 2018

Karin Kadenbach interview, European Health Forum Gastein Preview, Brain Health, Carcinogens & Work Related Cancer, Fundamental Rights, Bio-based Industries, Engineers Europe Advisory Group, Clean Vehicles, European Day of Languages, 5 Questions with the Parliament Magazine's very own Julie Levy-Abegnoli and more...

Maritime and Fisheries

EU fisheries: Commission accused of lacking ambition

29 August 2018

The European Commission has been accused of playing down the threat posed to sustainable fishing stocks by continued overfishing in EU waters.

EU-India: Building Bridges

22 August 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement in association with PA International on EU-India relations.

News in a nutshell

Movers and Shakers | 25 June 2018

25 June 2018

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

Movers and Shakers | 4 September 2017

4 September 2017

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

MEPs endorse Mariya Gabriel as digital economy Commissioner

4 July 2017

Keep track of the latest appointments and developments in the European institutions and public affairs.

Refugee crisis

EU to work with Egypt on migration

21 September 2018

European leaders have been accused of “hypocrisy” in trying to “shift responsibility” for dealing with migration.

No democracy without fundamental rights

21 September 2018

Europe must uphold fundamental rights at all times - or risk self-destructing, warns Marie-Christine Vergiat.

Fundamental rights: No one left behind

21 September 2018

Parliament’s recent vote on Hungary has highlighted the EU’s commitment to safeguarding fundamental rights, says Josep-Maria Terricabras.

Regions

CPMR criticises moves to cut Interreg budget

28 August 2018

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has voiced “disappointment” at the European Commission’s proposal to cut the budget for Interreg.

Civil society’s contribution to the energy union

24 July 2018

The energy transition is an excellent opportunity to put people at the heart of the EU decision-making process, writes Luca Jahier.

Barnier: UK cannot participate in Galileo programmes post-Brexit

29 May 2018

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has again insisted that the UK will have restricted access to the Galileo space programme after it leaves the bloc.

Research and Innovation

Brain disorders could quickly turn into a ticking time bomb

24 September 2018

Tackling the growing brain disorders health threat is the 21st century’s space race, writes Monica Di Luca.

Brain health is a collective responsibility

24 September 2018

Brain health must have a prominent place in the upcoming Horizon Europe research framework programme, argues Jerzy Buzek.

Making a circular European bioeconomy happen

21 September 2018

The European forest fibre and paper industry is a catalyst for Europe’s circular bioeconomy, explains Sylvain Lhôte.

Trade

Time for a strategic partnership with Indonesia

14 September 2018

Ties between the EU and Indonesia have strengthened over the years, but the work is far from over, writes David McAllister.

Juncker's State of the Union: Europe must say no to nationalism, yes to patriotism

12 September 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told MEPs that an unstable world needs a “strong, united Europe.”

Richard Corbett: Brexit talks are chaotic and catastrophic

11 September 2018

Veteran MEP and leader of Parliament's UK Labour party grouping Richard Corbett explains why Brexit may not even happen.

Transport

Why EU transport needs a modal shift

14 September 2018

When seeking solutions to clean up urban transport, Europe should look to multi-modality, writes Dominique Riquet.

Europe is heading towards a new era of smart air mobility

12 September 2018

Europe is heading towards a new era of smart air mobility, explains Florian Guillermet.

Clean mobility: Embracing multimodality

12 September 2018

European Mobility Week encourages us to experience the benefits of clean and active transport, explains Henrik Hololei.

US-EU

Calls for Nato HQ to be named after John McCain

30 August 2018

Three former Nato Secretaries General have called for the alliance’s new Brussels headquarters to be named after the late Senator John McCain.

Confusion, contradiction and ignorance driving UK towards no deal Brexit, argues senior Conservative MEP

29 August 2018

UK hard Brexiteers‘ nostalgic dream of replacing the EU with the so-called Anglosphere has been shown to be a fantasy, says Charles Tannock.