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Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

Eva Kaili

5 questions with... Eva Kaili

9 February 2017

Macedonia, campaigning on no budget and always aiming for a challenge.

Agriculture

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Rabbit

EU Parliament backs measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare

15 March 2017

MEPs have voted to back measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which ending the use of battery cages. 

Animal Welfare

Rabbit

EU Parliament backs measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare

15 March 2017

MEPs have voted to back measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which ending the use of battery cages. 

Conference on Wildlife Trafficking

10 February 2017

On February 8, the European Commission organised a conference on the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

Clara Aguilera García

Incentives and strong commitment needed to fight antimicrobial resistance

12 December 2016

To effectively tackle AMR, we need incentives and strong commitment from all sectors, says Clara Aguilera García.​

Brexit

Antonio Tajani

Tajani: Europe's problems cannot be solved by a weakening of the EU

21 March 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged member states "not to venture into nationalism."

Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Brexit: Talks must address core issue of citizens' rights, EU Parliament told

21 March 2017

EU leaders have been urged to lift the uncertainty hanging over millions of UK and EU citizens following Britain's decision to quit the EU.

Lucy Anderson

Europe's ports are one of its key commercial strengths

21 March 2017

Europe's maritime sector is a world leader, but there is room for improvement if it is to retain that position, writes Lucy Anderson.

Culture and Education

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Ombudsman attacks EEAS over unpaid internships

13 March 2017

The European external action service (EEAS) says it is taking measures to address fierce criticism of its treatment of interns.

School kid doing classwork

Preventing radicalisation in schools

9 March 2017

We shouldn’t forget the importance of empowering educators in the fight against radicalisation, argue Alexandra Korn and Alexander Ritzmann.

Female empowerment benefits all

8 March 2017

International Women's Day is more than just one day out of the year - it can serve as an example for a new way of life, writes Barbara Matera.

Development

Conflict minerals and metals

Conflict minerals: MEPs endorse agreement with the Council

17 March 2017

On March 16, the European Parliament Plenary Session endorsed the agreement reached with the Council on a draft regulation for a supply chain due diligence on minerals originating in conflict-affected areas.

Tony Graziano, Huawei

Sustainable Development can only succeed if we work together, says Huawei’s Tony Graziano

27 December 2016

Paris agreement and the UN’s sustainable development goals are a testimony to the difference we can make when we join forces across geographical, sectoral and policy dividing lines argues Huawei Communications chief.

Tax havens

ACP-EU: MEPs call for 'more political effort' against tax evasion in Africa

22 December 2016

A cross party group of MEPs have called for “more political effort” to fight illicit financial flows and tax evasion and avoidance in Africa.

Digital Agenda

Marie-Christine Vergiat

Data protection rules must apply to all

20 March 2017

The digital revolution presents many opportunities, but embracing it must not come at the expense of fundamental rights, says Marie-Christine Vergiat.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

Jan Albrecht

ePrivacy regulation is a good first step

17 March 2017

Data protection rules must apply to all means of electronic communication, writes Jan Philipp Albrecht.

Economic Affairs

Gesine Meissner

How can the EU unlock investments in its maritime economy?

21 March 2017

Growing demand in both tourism and trade means that the EU cannot waste any time in properly regulating its ports, says Gesine Meissner.

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

Employment and Social Affairs

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

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Ombudsman attacks EEAS over unpaid internships

13 March 2017

The European external action service (EEAS) says it is taking measures to address fierce criticism of its treatment of interns.

Energy

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Morten Helveg Petersen

Energy union is on the right track: It's time to deliver

22 March 2017

A major challenge lies ahead in achieving the right level of ambition and coordinating the political debate and legislative process of the winter package, writes Morten Helveg Petersen.

Sustainable energy

EU energy union: No 'one-size-fits-all' - but technology can help

22 March 2017

Completing the energy union means ensuring a well-functioning internal energy market that empowers consumers, say MEPs.

Enlargement

Turkey Flag Erdogan

Verhofstadt echoes calls to freeze Turkey EU accession talks

15 March 2017

Parliament's ALDE group Chair Guy Verhofstadt has joined a growing chorus of calls for the EU to freeze its accession talks with Turkey.

Victor Negrescu

Victor Negrescu: Critics have forgotten what it's like to live outside EU

21 February 2017

Victor Negrescu on relating to Europe's millennials, why EU membership was a dream come true for Romania and why he believes a 'two-speed Europe' is a stupid idea.

Victor Negrescu speaks in the European parliament

Romania is ready to become a more prominent EU member

30 January 2017

A decade after joining the EU, Romania is seeking to become a more prominent member, writes Victor Negrescu.

Environment

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Morten Helveg Petersen

Energy union is on the right track: It's time to deliver

22 March 2017

A major challenge lies ahead in achieving the right level of ambition and coordinating the political debate and legislative process of the winter package, writes Morten Helveg Petersen.

Sustainable energy

EU energy union: No 'one-size-fits-all' - but technology can help

22 March 2017

Completing the energy union means ensuring a well-functioning internal energy market that empowers consumers, say MEPs.

EU Council Presidency

Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker denies calling for two speed EU

15 March 2017

In a speech to MEPs in Strasbourg, Juncker addressed the Commission's new White Paper on the future of the EU, insisting that he was not calling for a two speed Europe.

EPP Group chair Manfred Weber

Manfred Weber calls for freeze on Turkish EU accession talks

14 March 2017

Parliament’s EPP group leader Manfred Weber has again called for a freeze on talks over Turkish accession to the EU.

Panama Papers: MEPs disappointed by Malta fact-finding mission

22 February 2017

Parliament's committee of inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion has concluded its fact-finding mission to Malta.

European Commission

Morten Helveg Petersen

Energy union is on the right track: It's time to deliver

22 March 2017

A major challenge lies ahead in achieving the right level of ambition and coordinating the political debate and legislative process of the winter package, writes Morten Helveg Petersen.

Is closer EU defence cooperation really needed?

22 March 2017

With Nato already established some MEPs question the need for a new Brussels-based EU military HQ.

Marco Affronte

Ensuring access to water will make the EU stronger

22 March 2017

The Commission's lack of response to the Right2Water campaign is a clear lack of respect for citizens and is weakening public trust in the EU institutions, writes Marco Affronte.

Food

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Rabbit

EU Parliament backs measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare

15 March 2017

MEPs have voted to back measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which ending the use of battery cages. 

GMO authorisations cartoon

EU Comitology reform threatens innovation in a post-truth world

15 March 2017

As the world looks to Europe to lead on evidence-based decision-making, we must not let politics trump science, warns Nathalie Moll.

Foreign Affairs

Is closer EU defence cooperation really needed?

22 March 2017

With Nato already established some MEPs question the need for a new Brussels-based EU military HQ.

Turkey Flag Erdogan

US acting ambassador to the EU voices concern over Turkish president's increasingly anti-Westen rhetoric

22 March 2017

Comments come amid a sharp decline in relations between the EU and Turkey | Photo credit: Press Association


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently likened the Netherlands to "a banana republic”, called for international organisations to impose sanctions on the Dutch government, and accused countries in the West of “Islamophobia.”

Antonio Tajani

Tajani: Europe's problems cannot be solved by a weakening of the EU

21 March 2017

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has urged member states "not to venture into nationalism."

Green week

Woman's hand holding a city in grass

A greener future means investing in cities

17 May 2016

Despite improvements, Europe's cities still face huge environmental challenges, with more possibly to come, writes Hans Bruyninckx.

Giovanni La Via standing in front of a pink background, photo by Natalie Hill

'Green economy' is now a reality in Europe

17 May 2016

The green economy is the only way forward, and the EU must ensure that all its tools are used appropriately to continue in this direction, writes Giovanni La Via.

Karmenu Vella

Karmenu Vella: Green investments bring back greater returns

17 May 2016

Karmenu Vella on why green investments aren't risky business, what to expect from Green Week and why feels the seeds of change have already been planted.

Health

GMO authorisations cartoon

EU Comitology reform threatens innovation in a post-truth world

15 March 2017

As the world looks to Europe to lead on evidence-based decision-making, we must not let politics trump science, warns Nathalie Moll.

VW logo slightly hidden by leaves

Dieselgate: Volkswagen slammed for refusing to compensate EU consumers

9 March 2017

Volkswagen has been condemned after it dismissed a request from the Commission to compensate European customers hit by the emissions testing scandal.

Internal Market

Scottish Flag

Can Scotland act as a bridge between the UK and EU?

21 March 2017

Scotland has little option now but to seek another Independence Referendum, argues Stephen Gethins.

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Recycling

Circular Economy targets: let’s measure what matters first

9 March 2017

To reach a true circular economy, MEPs should make it their top priority to set a single method for measuring ‘real’ recycling rates, write Axel Eggert, Sylvain Lhôte and Guy Thiran.

Justice and Rights

European Parliament building

MEPs want all lobbyists to sign transparency register before entering EU Parliament

21 March 2017

MEPs say that all lobbyists should be required to sign the EU transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament.

Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Brexit: Talks must address core issue of citizens' rights, EU Parliament told

21 March 2017

EU leaders have been urged to lift the uncertainty hanging over millions of UK and EU citizens following Britain's decision to quit the EU.

Emilian Pavel

EU failing to stand with Pakistani women and girls

21 March 2017

The EU must take stronger action to put an end to honour killings in Pakistan, writes Emilian Pavel.

Maritime and Fisheries

Gesine Meissner

How can the EU unlock investments in its maritime economy?

21 March 2017

Growing demand in both tourism and trade means that the EU cannot waste any time in properly regulating its ports, says Gesine Meissner.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

Alain Cadec

Putting an end to marine litter is everyone's business

23 February 2017

Combatting marine litter means developing a true circular economy, writes Alain Cadec.

Refugee crisis

Turkey Flag Erdogan

US acting ambassador to the EU voices concern over Turkish president's increasingly anti-Westen rhetoric

22 March 2017

Comments come amid a sharp decline in relations between the EU and Turkey | Photo credit: Press Association


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently likened the Netherlands to "a banana republic”, called for international organisations to impose sanctions on the Dutch government, and accused countries in the West of “Islamophobia.”

Roberta Metsola

MEP awards 2017: A word from our host

20 March 2017

A word from the host of the 2017 MEP awards, Roberta Metsola.

Philippe Lamberts: Rome summit a rehash of previous EU meetings

14 March 2017

Parliament’s Greens/EFA group co-Chair Philippe Lamberts has branded last week’s EU summit in Brussels as “a non event.”

 

Regions

Markku Markkula

Cities and regions are essential to reaching EU climate goals

21 December 2016

Our cities and regions are essential to fulfilling the EU's climate and energy goals, argues Markku Markkula.

Pavel Telicka

Fragmentation of EU airspace costing billions of euros

7 November 2016

The fragmentation of EU airspace is causing Europe to waste billions of euros' worth of funds, warns Pavel Telička.

Anna Lisa Boni

Sustainability in the EU is mission impossible without cities

12 October 2016

Cities are leading the way when it comes to implementing environmentally friendly solutions, writes Anna Lisa Boni.

Research and Innovation

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

If industry can make low carbon a business advantage, Paris aims will be met

22 March 2017

The world needs low cost and lower emissions energy producers, writes Bjørn Otto Sverdrup.

Sustainable energy

EU energy union: No 'one-size-fits-all' - but technology can help

22 March 2017

Completing the energy union means ensuring a well-functioning internal energy market that empowers consumers, say MEPs.

GMO authorisations cartoon

EU Comitology reform threatens innovation in a post-truth world

15 March 2017

As the world looks to Europe to lead on evidence-based decision-making, we must not let politics trump science, warns Nathalie Moll.

Trade

Lynn Boylan MEP

Lynn Boylan: EU policymakers need to have a very serious conversation about the direction of Europe

20 March 2017

Irish GUE/NGL deputy Lynn Boylan on providing Northern Ireland with special status post-Brexit and why tinkering around the edges of EU reform is just not going to cut it with today’s citizens.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

Conflict minerals and metals

Conflict minerals: MEPs endorse agreement with the Council

17 March 2017

On March 16, the European Parliament Plenary Session endorsed the agreement reached with the Council on a draft regulation for a supply chain due diligence on minerals originating in conflict-affected areas.

Transport

Lucy Anderson

Europe's ports are one of its key commercial strengths

21 March 2017

Europe's maritime sector is a world leader, but there is room for improvement if it is to retain that position, writes Lucy Anderson.

Gesine Meissner

How can the EU unlock investments in its maritime economy?

21 March 2017

Growing demand in both tourism and trade means that the EU cannot waste any time in properly regulating its ports, says Gesine Meissner.

Lynn Boylan on the cover of PM 451

Issue 451 | 20 March 2017

20 March 2017

Lynn Boylan interview, Winter Package review, Ports and Shipping, Dutch elections, ePrivacy, Counterfeit Electrical Products, World Water day, 5 questions with Davor Škrlec and more...

US-EU

Turkey Flag Erdogan

US acting ambassador to the EU voices concern over Turkish president's increasingly anti-Westen rhetoric

22 March 2017

Comments come amid a sharp decline in relations between the EU and Turkey | Photo credit: Press Association


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently likened the Netherlands to "a banana republic”, called for international organisations to impose sanctions on the Dutch government, and accused countries in the West of “Islamophobia.”

Victor Negrescu on the cover of PM 449

Issue 449 | 20 February 2017

21 February 2017

Victor Negrescu interview, Sustainable Mobility, Rare Diseases & Access to Medicine, Brexit, EU-US, Plastic Waste & Marine Litter, Youth Unemployment,  5 questions with Sirpa Pietikäinen and more...

Mike Pence and Donald Tusk

Mike Pence: US committed to defence and security cooperation with EU

20 February 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence has said America will continue to "show strong commitment" to cooperating with the EU over Europe's defence and security.