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Eva Kaili

5 questions with... Eva Kaili

9 February 2017

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

PM 448

Issue 448 | 06 February 2017

6 February 2017

Andrus Ansip interview, EU Budget Financing, Copyright, Mining Waste Directive, Trans-Fats, Audiovisual Media Services Directive, EU-Mercosur,  5 questions with Eva Kaili and more...

Agriculture

Agriculture and farming

Brexit: Farmers to face high tariffs once UK leaves EU?

5 January 2017

UK Parliament committee warns "countryside, farming and wildlife at risk" after Britain leaves EU.

Ploughing field

Member states reject EU Commission's endocrine disruptors proposals

22 December 2016

Member states have refused to give their support to the European Commission's revised proposal on criteria for endocrine disrupters.

Ministers discuss the labelling of organic products

14 December 2016

On December 12, the AGRIFISH Council held a discussion on the proposal on organic production and labelling of organic products

Animal Welfare

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

Brexit: EU Parliament to investigate residency issues for EU nationals in UK

21 February 2017

A cross-party group has been set up in the European Parliament to investigate complaints about residency issues facing EU nationals in the UK who say they currently find themselves living in limbo.

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 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...

Culture and Education

Cinema illustrations

MEPs approve new portability rules

23 February 2017

New rules allowing EU citizens with subscriptions for online music, games, films and TV shows to access this content while travelling to another EU country have been welcomed by MEPs.

Thomas Handel

Youth unemployment puts Europe's future at risk

20 February 2017

EU policymakers must strengthen social rights instead of just focusing on economic freedoms, writes Thomas Händel.

Brando Benifei speaking

The importance of vocational training in tackling youth unemployment

20 February 2017

As the EU struggles to come to grips with crippling unemployment rates among its youth, perhaps vocational training could be the answer, argues Brando Benifei.

Development

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.

PM 446 Cover

Issue 446 | 19 December 2016

19 December 2016

Winter energy package, Maltese Presidency preview, EU-Africa, Sustainable Development, One Belt, One Road, 5 questions with Roberta Metsola and more.

Digital Agenda

Cinema illustrations

MEPs approve new portability rules

23 February 2017

New rules allowing EU citizens with subscriptions for online music, games, films and TV shows to access this content while travelling to another EU country have been welcomed by MEPs.

Copyright

Copyright reform is about protecting and promoting Europe's cultural heritage

9 February 2017

MEPs are at odds over the Commission's copyright proposals and what the new rules should be.

Mark Lichtenhein

EU Copyright Reform: Contractual freedom under attack

9 February 2017

Contractual freedom is under attack and consumers will suffer, warns Mark Lichtenhein.

Economic Affairs

Valdis Dombrovskis

EU Commission praises member states' economic recovery

22 February 2017

The European Commission says that latest data shows that its economic policies are bearing fruit.

Euro coins and notes

MEPs present radical new eurozone plans

22 February 2017

Parliament President Antonio Tajani supports radical plans tabled by two MEPs which are designed to beef up the ailing eurozone.

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.

Employment and Social Affairs

Valdis Dombrovskis

EU Commission praises member states' economic recovery

22 February 2017

The European Commission says that latest data shows that its economic policies are bearing fruit.

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 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...

Energy

Smoke coming out of a factory's chimney

Milestone ETS report faces final hurdles in EU Parliament

13 February 2017

Concern has been voiced on a major revision of the EU's flagship emissions trading system (ETS), which MEPs will vote on in Strasbourg later this week.

Cement

EU ETS: Commission urged to remove cement from carbon leakage list

7 February 2017

Green MEPs have urged the European Commission to remove the cement industry from the EU's carbon leakage list.

Tim Peake Oonthe cover of PM 447

Issue 447 | 23 January 2017

23 January 2017

EU Space Strategy, Astronaut Tim Peake interview, New EP President, Brexit, Waste Management and the Circular Economy, Alcohol Strategy, EU-MERCOSUR Youth Entrepreneurship, Helicopters and the EU aviation strategy,  5 questions with Seb Dance and more...

Enlargement

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

Henna Virkkunen

Protecting the environment means decarbonising the transport sector

24 February 2017

In order for the transport sector to reduce its emissions, there needs to be joint action on the part of policymakers and industry, says Henna Virkkunen.

Karima Delli MEP

EU must urgently rethink its transport model

24 February 2017

Europe's transport sector constitutes a health emergency, warns Karima Delli.

Europe's transport sector must grow sustainably

24 February 2017

For Europe to lead by example in the fight against climate change, it must ensure its transport sector grows sustainably, writes Henrik Hololei.

EU Council Presidency

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.

Smoke coming out of a factory's chimney

Milestone ETS report faces final hurdles in EU Parliament

13 February 2017

Concern has been voiced on a major revision of the EU's flagship emissions trading system (ETS), which MEPs will vote on in Strasbourg later this week.

Panama Papers

Maltese ministers condemned for refusing to meet with EU Parliament's Panama Papers committee

8 February 2017

Several Maltese government ministers and have been branded "shameful" for their failure to meet a delegation from Parliament's investigation committee on the Panama Papers in Malta later this month.

European Commission

Europe's transport sector must grow sustainably

24 February 2017

For Europe to lead by example in the fight against climate change, it must ensure its transport sector grows sustainably, writes Henrik Hololei.

Valdis Dombrovskis

EU Commission praises member states' economic recovery

22 February 2017

The European Commission says that latest data shows that its economic policies are bearing fruit.

Euro coins and notes

MEPs present radical new eurozone plans

22 February 2017

Parliament President Antonio Tajani supports radical plans tabled by two MEPs which are designed to beef up the ailing eurozone.

Food

Soft drinks

European soft drinks industry to reduce added sugars by 10 per cent by 2020

7 February 2017

The European soft drinks industry has announced it will reduce added sugars in its products across Europe by a further 10 per cent by 2020.

PM 448

Issue 448 | 06 February 2017

6 February 2017

Andrus Ansip interview, EU Budget Financing, Copyright, Mining Waste Directive, Trans-Fats, Audiovisual Media Services Directive, EU-Mercosur,  5 questions with Eva Kaili and more...

Childhood obesity affects all layers of society

6 February 2017

Simple, targeted interventions could have a huge impact on the fight to end the childhood obesity epidemic, writes Daciana Octavia Sârbu.

Foreign Affairs

Brexit: EU Parliament to investigate residency issues for EU nationals in UK

21 February 2017

A cross-party group has been set up in the European Parliament to investigate complaints about residency issues facing EU nationals in the UK who say they currently find themselves living in limbo.

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.

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

Karima Delli MEP

EU must urgently rethink its transport model

24 February 2017

Europe's transport sector constitutes a health emergency, warns Karima Delli.

The EU cannot let big pharma call the shots on research

22 February 2017

Governments spend considerable money on medical research, and as such should have more of a say in it, instead of letting industry drive up prices, argues Margrete Auken.

Soledad Cabezón Ruiz

EU must ensure medicines research responds to patients' needs

21 February 2017

It's time to review the relationship between the public and private sectors in the development of new drugs, writes Soledad Cabezón Ruiz.

Internal Market

PM 448

Issue 448 | 06 February 2017

6 February 2017

Andrus Ansip interview, EU Budget Financing, Copyright, Mining Waste Directive, Trans-Fats, Audiovisual Media Services Directive, EU-Mercosur,  5 questions with Eva Kaili and more...

Andrus Ansip

EU Commission presents new policies on data economy and privacy

24 January 2017

However, senior MEPs and industry believe proposals do not go far enough.

Tim Peake Oonthe cover of PM 447

Issue 447 | 23 January 2017

23 January 2017

EU Space Strategy, Astronaut Tim Peake interview, New EP President, Brexit, Waste Management and the Circular Economy, Alcohol Strategy, EU-MERCOSUR Youth Entrepreneurship, Helicopters and the EU aviation strategy,  5 questions with Seb Dance and more...

Justice and Rights

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.

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.

Maritime and Fisheries

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.

Malta flag

Maltese Presidency presents its priorities

20 January 2017

On January 18, Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, presented the priorities of the Maltese Presidency to the European Parliament Plenary .

Refugee crisis

Syrian refugee camp

EU gives cautious welcome to latest Syria peace talks

9 February 2017

The EU has given a cautious welcome to the latest Russian-led efforts to ensure the fragile ceasefire in war-torn Syria holds.

Donald Trump

EU figures continue to condemn Trump's immigration ban

1 February 2017

European Council President Donald Tusk's comments on Donald Trump have been echoed by MEPs.

Martin Schulz in parliament

Martin Schulz to run for Germany's Chancellorship

30 January 2017

Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has confirmed he will contest Germany's chancellorship in September's election. 

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

The EU cannot let big pharma call the shots on research

22 February 2017

Governments spend considerable money on medical research, and as such should have more of a say in it, instead of letting industry drive up prices, argues Margrete Auken.

Soledad Cabezón Ruiz

EU must ensure medicines research responds to patients' needs

21 February 2017

It's time to review the relationship between the public and private sectors in the development of new drugs, writes Soledad Cabezón Ruiz.

Glenis Willmott MEP

Rare disease research likely to lose out from Brexit

21 February 2017

EU cooperation has been hugely important in advancing research into rare diseases, but Brexit could put an end to this, warns Glenis Willmott.

Trade

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau: CETA could be blueprint for all future trade deals

16 February 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned of the possible consequences if the newly-signed CETA fails to deliver on its promises.

EU-Canada agreement

EU Parliament backs controversial CETA trade deal

15 February 2017

EU-Canada trade pact sets standard for future trade agreements, says rapporteur Artis Pabriks.

Transport

Henna Virkkunen

Protecting the environment means decarbonising the transport sector

24 February 2017

In order for the transport sector to reduce its emissions, there needs to be joint action on the part of policymakers and industry, says Henna Virkkunen.

Karima Delli MEP

EU must urgently rethink its transport model

24 February 2017

Europe's transport sector constitutes a health emergency, warns Karima Delli.

Europe's transport sector must grow sustainably

24 February 2017

For Europe to lead by example in the fight against climate change, it must ensure its transport sector grows sustainably, writes Henrik Hololei.

US-EU

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.

Anthony Gardner

The EU must not let the US sideline its institutions or their values

17 February 2017

In reworking its relations with the US, the EU must not let Washington sideline Brussels' institutions or their values, writes Anthony Gardner.