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5 questions with... Alojz Peterle

15 October 2018

Alojz Peterle (EPP, SL) ispresident of the European Parliament's all-party MEPs Against Cancer group.

Issue 482 | 8 October 2018

8 October 2018

Iskra Mihaylova interview, European Week of Regions and Cities preview, Security Union: EU's fight against terrorism, Dealing With Plastics, Supporting SME's, Food Security, Mobility Package, Tackling Obesity, Rare Cancers in Europe, 5q's with Alojz Peterle and more...

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...

Agriculture

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

COP24: The EU’s moment of truth

25 October 2018

Action to tackle climate change is now an imperative rather than an objective, argues Jo Leinen.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

Animal Welfare

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

MEPs laud new antibiotics rules

6 November 2018

New rules on the responsible use of antibiotics have been adopted just ahead of the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

Brexit

It will soon be curtains for Brexit spectacle, promises May

13 November 2018

Brexit talks are edging towards their conclusion as the two sides thrash out the final sticking points.

EU Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

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

Giving disability a voice in Europe

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

Apprenticeships are a practical way for Europe's youth to kick-start careers

5 November 2018

McDonald's is helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed through apprenticeships, writes David Fairhurst.

Vocational Education and Training is the best springboard to employment

5 November 2018

European Vocational Skills Week: How vocational education and training have the potential to transform professional and personal lives.

Development

Bono mulls high-profile role in EU election campaign

10 October 2018

Bono was in Brussels today to discuss boosting turnout at the upcoming European elections and African development policy.

EU Humanitarian Visa touted as part of solution to improve asylum-seeker flows

10 October 2018

A visa granting asylum seekers international protection could help regulate flows of asylum seekers into the European Union.

U2’s Bono in European Parliament to shine light on Africa issues

9 October 2018

Irish rock star Bono will meet European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on Wednesday to discuss African development issues, it has been revealed.

Digital Agenda

Answering the challenges of 5G and AI

9 November 2018

A recent summit gathered key figures from industry and politics to discuss the speed of technological change - and how it can be harnessed to benefit society and the economy.

IEEE | Blockchain A New Digital Revolution

8 November 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of BlockChain technology

US withdrawal from “rules-based global order” will boost EU’s influence, says diplomat

2 November 2018

Former American ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner says that the United States “withdrawing” from the rules-based global order will make EU leadership “increasingly important.”

Economic Affairs

IEEE | Blockchain A New Digital Revolution

8 November 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of BlockChain technology

Green economy players should reap rewards

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.

Issue 484 | 5 November 2018

2 November 2018

Marek Plura interview, Giving Disability a Voice, European Space Week, EU Industrial Policy, Vocational Skills, Antibiotic Resistance, Supporting Interns, Sustainable Finance, Digital Leadership, and more...

Employment and Social Affairs

Give breast cancer patients flexible working conditions, says MEP

12 November 2018

Cancer patients have a great deal to contribute to the workplace and should be supported though flexible working policies, says an MEP who is herself a cancer survivor.

EU Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

Unpaid internships amount to social discrimination

9 November 2018

A champion for the rights of interns, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly says that interns must be paid, as unpaid internships perpetuate a cycle of ‘privilege following privilege’.

Energy

Green economy players should reap rewards

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.

Full steam ahead on mobility

31 October 2018

The third mobility package presents an unmissable window of opportunity for Europe, says Stefan Back.

Bas Eickhout: Man on eMission

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

Enlargement

Failure to implement Macedonia name change will be ‘disastrous’, warns MEP

5 November 2018

If Macedonia’s proposed name change does not go through, it will bring more uncertainty to the country and could affect regional security, an MEP has warned.

Is radicalisation in the Western Balkans a major threat for the EU and the US?

28 September 2018

The EU must help ‘anchor’ Western Balkan countries by supporting their Nato and EU integration prospects, argues Eli Hadzhieva.

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

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

EU Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

Green economy players should reap rewards

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.

EU Council Presidency

R.E.S.P.E.C.T, find out what it means to me, Tusk tells UK

5 October 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk has hit back at the UK, demanding some “respect” after UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt made a snide jibe likening the EU to the Soviet Union.

Is time running out for shady tax avoiders?

2 October 2018

Country-by-country reporting (CBCR) has been compromised by member states seeking to muddy the waters of transparency in favour of multinational companies’ nebulous tax practices, writes Olivia Lally.

EU Election 2019

EU Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

Weber wins by a landslide to clinch EPP Spitzenkandidat position

8 November 2018

Germany’s Manfred Weber has won the EPP group’s Spitzenkandidat nomination, which now puts him in line for European Commission President.

Green economy players should reap rewards

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.

European Commission

Weber wins by a landslide to clinch EPP Spitzenkandidat position

8 November 2018

Germany’s Manfred Weber has won the EPP group’s Spitzenkandidat nomination, which now puts him in line for European Commission President.

IEEE | Blockchain A New Digital Revolution

8 November 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of BlockChain technology

Green economy players should reap rewards

7 November 2018

Public finances are not enough to fund efforts to keep a global temperature rise to below two degrees, so the onus is on the financial sector to make strides for climate change.

European Questions

Maastricht Manifesto marks 25 years of Treaty

2 November 2018

Students from all over Europe joined with representatives from civil society to mark the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty coming into effect.

The Maastricht Treaty 25 years on

29 October 2018

The 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty will fall on 1 November. Roger Casale looks at the Treaty’s legacy.

5 questions with... Martina Dlabajová

13 September 2018

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

Food

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

Europe must continue to invest in the bioplastic revolution

23 October 2018

It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

EU businesses urge resolution to Brexit stalemate

17 October 2018

Businesses in Europe are pushing for an end to the current Brexit deadlock as pressure mounts on companies to take decisions

Foreign Affairs

It will soon be curtains for Brexit spectacle, promises May

13 November 2018

Brexit talks are edging towards their conclusion as the two sides thrash out the final sticking points.

MEPs blast harsh sentences for Catalan political prisoners

13 November 2018

MEPs from various political groups in the European Parliament are up in arms over the excessive prison sentences the Spanish prosecutor wants to hand down to Catalan pro-independence leaders.

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

Give breast cancer patients flexible working conditions, says MEP

12 November 2018

Cancer patients have a great deal to contribute to the workplace and should be supported though flexible working policies, says an MEP who is herself a cancer survivor.

Giving disability a voice in Europe

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

MEPs laud new antibiotics rules

6 November 2018

New rules on the responsible use of antibiotics have been adopted just ahead of the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

Internal Market

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

IEEE | Blockchain A New Digital Revolution

8 November 2018

A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of BlockChain technology

Issue 484 | 5 November 2018

2 November 2018

Marek Plura interview, Giving Disability a Voice, European Space Week, EU Industrial Policy, Vocational Skills, Antibiotic Resistance, Supporting Interns, Sustainable Finance, Digital Leadership, and more...

Justice and Rights

MEPs blast harsh sentences for Catalan political prisoners

13 November 2018

MEPs from various political groups in the European Parliament are up in arms over the excessive prison sentences the Spanish prosecutor wants to hand down to Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Giving disability a voice in Europe

6 November 2018

By 2020 there will be an estimated 120 million people with disabilities in the EU. We must ensure that these citizens are able to live as full and independent lives as possible while maximising their capacities and potential, argues Marek Plura.

Failure to implement Macedonia name change will be ‘disastrous’, warns MEP

5 November 2018

If Macedonia’s proposed name change does not go through, it will bring more uncertainty to the country and could affect regional security, an MEP has warned.

Maritime and Fisheries

EU Ombudsman urged to probe Commission support of pulse fishing

7 November 2018

Campaigners have stepped up their efforts to enforce the ban on pulse fishing approved earlier this year by MEPs.

Keeping our seas plastic-free

23 October 2018

Fish or plastic, that’s the key question surrounding a new awareness-raising initiative, explains Maria Spyraki.

Issue 483 | 22 October 2018

19 October 2018

Bas Eickhout interview, Climate Change & COP24, Migration and Asylum, Eastern Ukraine, Digitalisation & Work, Marine Litter, ePrivacy, Third Mobility Package, Digital Innovation, Regional Cooperation, and more...

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 Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

US withdrawal from “rules-based global order” will boost EU’s influence, says diplomat

2 November 2018

Former American ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner says that the United States “withdrawing” from the rules-based global order will make EU leadership “increasingly important.”

Fighting fear with logic

25 October 2018

The EU needs a structured approach to dealing with the challenge of mass migration, argues Miriam Dalli.

Regions

Issue 483 | 22 October 2018

19 October 2018

Bas Eickhout interview, Climate Change & COP24, Migration and Asylum, Eastern Ukraine, Digitalisation & Work, Marine Litter, ePrivacy, Third Mobility Package, Digital Innovation, Regional Cooperation, and more...

Will the Bavaria election spare the German Government fresh blushes?

12 October 2018

Ever since the current federal coalition in Germany was forged earlier this year, it has been plagued by scandals, explains Yuriy Sheyko.

EU’s Protected Designation of Origin scheme should not be politicised

11 October 2018

Preserving food cultures is beneficial regardless of Brexit, argues Leonardo González Dellán.

Research and Innovation

EU legislation must safeguard precision plant breeding technologies

13 November 2018

European plant scientists are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is at odds with recent scientific evidence, writes Dirk Inzé.

EU Parliament week ahead: Merkel in Strasbourg, MMF budget, phone calls cap top the agenda

9 November 2018

MEPs will this week grill German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Strasbourg, vote on the EU long-term budget, as well as a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls.

Answering the challenges of 5G and AI

9 November 2018

A recent summit gathered key figures from industry and politics to discuss the speed of technological change - and how it can be harnessed to benefit society and the economy.

Trade

US withdrawal from “rules-based global order” will boost EU’s influence, says diplomat

2 November 2018

Former American ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner says that the United States “withdrawing” from the rules-based global order will make EU leadership “increasingly important.”

Full steam ahead on mobility

31 October 2018

The third mobility package presents an unmissable window of opportunity for Europe, says Stefan Back.

EU urged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia in wake of Khashoggi murder

24 October 2018

The European Union is under increasing pressure to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia after the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Transport

Full steam ahead on mobility

31 October 2018

The third mobility package presents an unmissable window of opportunity for Europe, says Stefan Back.

Bas Eickhout: Man on eMission

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

Issue 483 | 22 October 2018

19 October 2018

Bas Eickhout interview, Climate Change & COP24, Migration and Asylum, Eastern Ukraine, Digitalisation & Work, Marine Litter, ePrivacy, Third Mobility Package, Digital Innovation, Regional Cooperation, and more...

US-EU

US withdrawal from “rules-based global order” will boost EU’s influence, says diplomat

2 November 2018

Former American ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner says that the United States “withdrawing” from the rules-based global order will make EU leadership “increasingly important.”

Bas Eickhout: Man on eMission

25 October 2018

Ahead of the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland, Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout says EU renewable policy is falling short, but what worries him more is the EU’s policy on fossil fuels.

Erdogan calls Khashoggi pre-meditated murder “gruesome” but releases no evidence

23 October 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech delivering the so-called “naked truth” about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi proved something of a damp squib.