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Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Agriculture

Bioplastics: Helping the EU ‘close the loop’

23 October 2017

Bioplastics are a key element in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, writes Hasso von Pogrell

Fertilisers regulation: EU must keep the door open to innovation

23 October 2017

To truly benefit farmers and foster innovation, the new EU fertilisers regulation must be technologically neutral, says Jan Huitema.

MEPs set to vote on controversial glyphosate proposals

23 October 2017

MEPs are set to vote this week on the marketing authorisation of controversial herbicide, glyphosate.

Animal Welfare

The Emperor’s new clothes

16 October 2017

It’s neither wise nor safe for EU policymakers to dismiss new breeding techniques as ‘dangerous’ without any real consideration of the facts, argues Hannes Kollist.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

World needs vigorous regulatory action to fight AMR

20 September 2017

The global response to AMR requries strong collaboration between the environmental, trade, innovation and human and animal health sectors, says José Inácio Faria.

Brexit

EU leaders adopt conciliatory tone following Council summit

20 October 2017

Detailed trade issues are already going on behind the scenes between the EU and UK, Syed Kamall has revealed.

Charles Tannock: UK must continue to cooperate with EU on security issues

17 October 2017

UK MEP Charles Tannock has told a conference that security “must remain a priority” in the future relationship between the UK and EU.

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

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

EU must stand up for women's economic empowerment

11 October 2017

The women’s rights and gender equality committee provides Parliament with a strong voice on crucial issues, writes Vilija Blinkevičiūtė.

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge: We need to think about immigration in extremely rational terms

11 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge talks overcoming racism, EU-Africa relations, and why Europe’s migration challenge doesn’t constitute a crisis.

Development

EU needs connectivity to reach SDGs

23 October 2017

Europe needs connectivity if it is to reach its sustainable development goals, writes Charles Ding.

ICT companies can be SDG champions

23 October 2017

The ICT sector can be a driver in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Digital Agenda

EU needs connectivity to reach SDGs

23 October 2017

Europe needs connectivity if it is to reach its sustainable development goals, writes Charles Ding.

ICT companies can be SDG champions

23 October 2017

The ICT sector can be a driver in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Economic Affairs

MEPs call on EU Commission to investigate murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

18 October 2017

MEPs from across the political divide have demanded a deep and thorough investigation by the Commission into the murder of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Future of cohesion policy to involve 'radical rethink'

18 October 2017

European regional policy Commissioner Corina Crețu has warned that the upcoming review of the EU’s regional funding policy will be tough and difficult. 

EU must stand up for women's economic empowerment

11 October 2017

The women’s rights and gender equality committee provides Parliament with a strong voice on crucial issues, writes Vilija Blinkevičiūtė.

Employment and Social Affairs

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

EU urged to do more to combat poverty

18 October 2017

Campaigners have joined forces to call for more concerted action to combat poverty and social exclusion.

Energy

Bioplastics: Helping the EU ‘close the loop’

23 October 2017

Bioplastics are a key element in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, writes Hasso von Pogrell

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Enlargement

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Environment

Bioplastics: Helping the EU ‘close the loop’

23 October 2017

Bioplastics are a key element in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, writes Hasso von Pogrell

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

EU Council Presidency

Gastein health forum: Health for all

28 September 2017

The European Health Forum Gastein will be a chance for Austria to present some of its priorities for its upcoming EU Council presidency, explains Pamela Rendi-Wagner.

Theresa May's Florence speech: MEPs react

25 September 2017

MEPs have given their reaction to the speech by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Italy in which she proposed delaying Brexit by up to two years.

EU institutions can be ‘pioneers’ for lobbying transparency, says campaigning MEP

22 September 2017

German Greens/EFA group MEP, Sven Giegold says new transparency rules will spell an end to ‘too much closeness”’ between politics and big business.

European Commission

Fertilisers regulation: EU must keep the door open to innovation

23 October 2017

To truly benefit farmers and foster innovation, the new EU fertilisers regulation must be technologically neutral, says Jan Huitema.

MEPs set to vote on controversial glyphosate proposals

23 October 2017

MEPs are set to vote this week on the marketing authorisation of controversial herbicide, glyphosate.

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Food

The Emperor’s new clothes

16 October 2017

It’s neither wise nor safe for EU policymakers to dismiss new breeding techniques as ‘dangerous’ without any real consideration of the facts, argues Hannes Kollist.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Farmers need closer cooperation with food supply chain

10 October 2017

Agriculture is under increasing pressure both to produce more food, and preserve the environment, writes Paolo De Castro.

Foreign Affairs

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

EU beefs up anti-terrorism funding

20 October 2017

The EU has announced that it will put €18.5m this year and over €100m next year of funding towards tackling terrorism.

Green week

Green jobs could change the way we live, so what are we waiting for?

18 May 2017

Green jobs could change the way we live, and the world we live in - what are we waiting for, asks Jean Lambert.

Karmenu Vella: Green Week will show how traditional blue collar jobs can become part of green transition

17 May 2017

European environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella on what to expect from this year's EU Green Week activities, the importance of the blue economy and the job potential of acting green.

Health

Fertilisers regulation: EU must keep the door open to innovation

23 October 2017

To truly benefit farmers and foster innovation, the new EU fertilisers regulation must be technologically neutral, says Jan Huitema.

MEPs set to vote on controversial glyphosate proposals

23 October 2017

MEPs are set to vote this week on the marketing authorisation of controversial herbicide, glyphosate.

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Internal Market

Bioplastics: Helping the EU ‘close the loop’

23 October 2017

Bioplastics are a key element in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, writes Hasso von Pogrell

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

The Emperor’s new clothes

16 October 2017

It’s neither wise nor safe for EU policymakers to dismiss new breeding techniques as ‘dangerous’ without any real consideration of the facts, argues Hannes Kollist.

Justice and Rights

EU agencies discuss need for greater public trust in their work

20 October 2017

The European ombudsman, the EU’s official watchdog, says there is a need for greater public trust in the work of EU agencies.

MEPs call on EU Commission to investigate murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

18 October 2017

MEPs from across the political divide have demanded a deep and thorough investigation by the Commission into the murder of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Maritime and Fisheries

Antimicrobial Resistance: Time To Act

12 September 2017

A Parliament Magazine special supplement in association with PA International on ending the impending threat caused by antibacterial resistance.

UN 2030 agenda is an opportunity for Europe

31 May 2017

When passing legislation, it's important for the EU to ensure it sticks to its sustainable development commitments, writes José Inácio Faria.

Can the EU's circular economy apply to ports?

19 May 2017

It makes perfect sense for ports to go circular, says Merja Kyllönen, but this will take legislative perseverance.

News in a nutshell

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.

Movers and Shakers | Government edition

15 May 2017

Keep track of developments in European governments with a special edition of our movers and shakers column.

Refugee crisis

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge: We need to think about immigration in extremely rational terms

11 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge talks overcoming racism, EU-Africa relations, and why Europe’s migration challenge doesn’t constitute a crisis.

German elections: Angela Merkel should not ignore migration crisis

19 September 2017

Two years after her decision to welcome thousands of refugees into Germany, Angela Merkel has completely shut the topic out of her electoral campaign, writes Jo Leinen.

Jean-Claude Juncker: EU has window of opportunity to reform itself

13 September 2017

Innovative measures needed to “win the hearts and minds” of citizens, says European Commission chief in State of the Union address.

Regions

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Future of cohesion policy to involve 'radical rethink'

18 October 2017

European regional policy Commissioner Corina Crețu has warned that the upcoming review of the EU’s regional funding policy will be tough and difficult. 

EU must better communicate its success stories

9 October 2017

The EU must not only communicate more on its success stories - it must also communicate differently, explains Lambert van Nistelrooij.

Research and Innovation

Bioplastics: Helping the EU ‘close the loop’

23 October 2017

Bioplastics are a key element in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, writes Hasso von Pogrell

Fertilisers regulation: EU must keep the door open to innovation

23 October 2017

To truly benefit farmers and foster innovation, the new EU fertilisers regulation must be technologically neutral, says Jan Huitema.

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Trade

EU leaders adopt conciliatory tone following Council summit

20 October 2017

Detailed trade issues are already going on behind the scenes between the EU and UK, Syed Kamall has revealed.

Issue 462 | 09 October 2017

16 October 2017

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge Interview, Gender Equality, Health and Safety, Future of Food, Spirit Drinks Regulation, Brexit, Energy Labelling, Plastics Strategy, 5 questions with Antanas Guoga and more.

Barnier: Brexit talks 'deadlocked'

12 October 2017

Following latest round of Brexit talks, EU and UK sides say they are ready for possibility of no deal.

Transport

Issue 463 | 23 October 2017

23 October 2017

Elżbieta Bieńkowska interview, New Industrial Policy Strategy, Mental Health, Sustainable Innovation,Biofuels,Energy Union, Cardiovascular Disease, Cohesion Policy, SME Week, 5 questions with Marek Plura and more.

Regional Review | September 2017

3 October 2017

European Week of Regions and Cities 2017, Karl-Heinz Lambertz Interview, Future of Europe, Erasmus, Corina Creţu interview, Cohesion Policy, RegioStars, Regional Focus on Brittany, Markku Markkula, 5Qs with Mechelen mayor Bart Somers and more...

Gianni Pittella: EU is successfully reinventing itself

14 September 2017

Parliament's S&D group leader, Gianni Pittella, has said that despite recent major setbacks, including Brexit and the migration and financial crises, the EU is now successfully reinventing itself.

US-EU

Still no US ambassador to the EU

10 October 2017

Jo Leinen has voiced surprise that the US has still not named a new ambassador to the EU.

Clean Energy: Facing the reality of climate change

13 September 2017

Policymakers must be bold enough to allow the EU's renewable energy sector to grow and become globally competitive, writes Patrizia Toia.

Michael Bloomberg 'hopeful' Donald Trump will reverse Paris climate decision

28 June 2017

The decision by the Trump administration to pull out of the Paris accord has been condemned by the former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.