Movers and Shakers | 14 June 2019

14 June 2019

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

New 73-strong far right grouping formed in European Parliament

14 June 2019

Alliance of extreme-right, populist and nationalist parties say they will become a “thorn in the flesh” for EU policymakers.

Commission ‘failing' to monitor its sustainable development activities, says EU auditors

14 June 2019

The European Court of Auditors has said the EU is failing to providing citizens with reliable information on it contributes to sustainable development in areas such as climate change

British MPs demand urgent probe into #DeniedMyVote scandal

12 June 2019

Leading campaign group presses for inquiry into allegations that up to 2 million EU citizens were left unable to vote in the European elections.

Nigel Farage says chances of UK leaving the EU on 31 October “pretty low”

12 June 2019

Brexit Party leader argues that his party’s recent election success gives it “legitimate” right to be included in any further Brexit talks between the UK and EU.

Scotland votes Remain… again

7 June 2019

Newly re-elected SNP MEP Alyn Smith celebrates the triumphs for the SNP and Scotland’s pro-Remain parties in the European elections, which highlight, once again, that Scotland wants to remain a part of the European Union.

Buckle up, turbulence ahead

6 June 2019

Despite the growth of Europe’s aviation sector, disruptive technologies, carbon emissions and lack of capacity will provide challenges for the new European Commission and Parliament

Anthea McIntyre: Conservative 'survivors' will roll up their sleeves for Britain

6 June 2019

Despite their seats being whittled down to four in the new European Parliament, stalwart Conservative MEPs will knuckle down to the job of delivering Brexit, explains Anthea McIntyre.

World Environment Day: Keeping the SDGs in focus

5 June 2019

The success of the EU in delivering its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments depends on it adapting to changing approaches to funding and aid, writes Mirja Vehkaperä.

A new approach to managing air traffic in Europe

3 June 2019

CANSO Director of European Affairs & Civil Air Navigation Services Tanja Grobotek explains.

Innovation as a driver of Europe’s air traffic performance

3 June 2019

A key enabler for the competitiveness and sustainability of Europe’s aviation industry, innovation offers the means to drive Europe’s air traffic performance, explains SESAR Joint Undertaking Executive Director Florian Guillermet

A strong industrial policy requires genuine ambition and true vision

4 February 2019

EU policy makers should follow a holistic industrial policy that supports strategic value chains, explains Emilio Braghi.

United we stand, divided we fall

30 November 2018

Cooperation and investment are key when it comes to security and defence, explains Chris Lombardi

4 June 2019

With the 2019 European Development Days Conference fast approaching, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica explains how focused actions and resource pooling are crucial to eradicating some of the world’s biggest challenges.

17 May 2019

As EPP Spitzenkandidat, Manfred Weber believes Europe needs to become more political and more democratic if it is to rebuild trust and get closer to its citizens.

6 May 2019

Czech MEP and ACRE Spitzenkandidat Jan Zahradil believes that it is time for the European Commission to stop trying to govern and listen more to the Member States it serves.

A new approach to managing air traffic in Europe

3 June 2019

CANSO Director of European Affairs & Civil Air Navigation Services Tanja Grobotek explains.

Respecting science and ethics: the case of GMOs

14 May 2019

Reasoned policymaking on GM crops requires a philosophical, as well as scientific analysis, argues Andreas Christiansen.

Four foolproof ways towards a better Europe

7 May 2019

To remain world leaders in research and innovation, Europe’s universities need more supportive policies and funding frameworks

12 June 2019

Brexit Party leader argues that his party’s recent election success gives it “legitimate” right to be included in any further Brexit talks between the UK and EU.

11 June 2019

Scotland’s First Minister believes that there is all to play for in the Brexit “horror show” as blinkered Britain careers towards a no-deal Brexit while the possibility of no Brexit at all gathers momentum.

7 June 2019

Newly re-elected SNP MEP Alyn Smith celebrates the triumphs for the SNP and Scotland’s pro-Remain parties in the European elections, which highlight, once again, that Scotland wants to remain a part of the European Union.

9 May 2019

Isabelle Thomas (FR, S&D) is a 2019 MEP Award winner and member of Parliament’s budget and fisheries committees

23 April 2019

Find out how boxing legend Muhammed Ali inspired this award-winning MEP.

8 April 2019

Eleni Theocharous (CY, ECR) is a member of the European Parliament’s development committee

14 June 2019

Alliance of extreme-right, populist and nationalist parties say they will become a “thorn in the flesh” for EU policymakers.

12 June 2019

Leading campaign group presses for inquiry into allegations that up to 2 million EU citizens were left unable to vote in the European elections.

12 June 2019

Brexit Party leader argues that his party’s recent election success gives it “legitimate” right to be included in any further Brexit talks between the UK and EU.