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‘Record number’ of people with intellectual disabilities casting vote for first time

21 May 2019

A “record number” of people with intellectual disabilities will for the first time get the chance to have a say in this week’s European elections.

EU elections can send strong climate change message, says EREF

21 May 2019

The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) says the EU-wide elections this week can send a “clear and strong” message about the need for political action against climate change.

Citizens take to the streets to encourage EU election voting

20 May 2019

Just ahead of elections to the European Parliament, hundreds of thousands of people across Europe took to the streets at the weekend, calling on voters to use their ballot and to “inspire everyone to make the EU a better place for people and planet.”

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stamping out the stigma

2 April 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, yet it remains a largely misunderstood condition. On World Autism Awareness Day 2019, Lorna Hutchinson reports on what still needs to be done to raise awareness and provide much-needed support.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

5 March 2019

With the deadline for the UK’s exit from the EU fast approaching, British MEPs have spoken of their regret about having to step down from elected office.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

18 February 2019

British MEPs will soon bid a fond - or not-so-fond - farewell to Parliament. Some of them told Martin Banks what they will (and won’t) miss about Brussels and their possible plans for a post-Brexit future.

Too much hot air

21 May 2019

Talking about climate change is one thing, taking the drastic measures needed to combat it is quite another – so let’s move from words to action, says Henri Malosse

Cast your vote

21 May 2019

With the European elections only a matter of days away, a failure to cast a vote means voting against Europe, argues Jacek Krawczyk.

A vocal minority is important

20 May 2019

Europe’s minorities are underrepresented in EU politics; it’s time to challenge the conventions that maintain this undesirable status quo writes Rajnish Singh.

EU shines light on shady business deals

26 May 2015

Parliament has given its stamp of approval to legislation aimed at combating money laundering, which will also help fight tax evasion.

Common security and defence policy failing to reach its potential

22 May 2015

The EU's security environment has undergone dramatic changes in recent years and is as unstable as ever, and the CSDP must be updated to reflect this, say MEPs.

EU member states urged to honour development promises

21 May 2015

MEPs have voted through a resolution calling on the member states to meet their official development assistance (ODA) targets and set a timetable for reaching them by 2020.

Smart, strong and safe: A Europe for the future

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.

Saving the EU from itself

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.

NATO: Adapting to an ever-changing world

19 April 2019

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation celebrates its 70th anniversary, Rajnish Singh speaks to Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller about past triumphs and future challenges.

MEP Awards 2015: All the winners

20 March 2015

Watch all the victorious European parliamentarians accepting their MEP awards at this year's ceremony.
 

MEP Awards 2015: Viviane Reding

19 March 2015

MEP Awards 2015 host Viviane Reding speaks to the Parliament Magazine after the ceremony.
 

MEP Awards: A word from past winners

9 January 2015

The 2014 MEP Awards winners send a message to the potential shortlistees of 2015.

Manifestos show cross-party consensus on energy and climate issues

8 May 2019

All the main European political groupings have published manifestos ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections, with each outlining their vision for the next legislature across a range of policy areas.

EP Elections Package: Party Manifesto Summaries

2 May 2019

All the major European parties have now published their manifestos for the upcoming European Elections.

EP Elections Package - The Spitzenkandidat field is cleared

6 December 2018

November saw the thinning of the Spitzenkandidat field as various contestants for the post of Commission President were either selected by their respective political parties or decided to drop out.

Dods Guide to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU

4 July 2018

The Dods EU Guide into the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU is a handy compressed overview of the main priorities, key dates and contacts of the Austrian Presidency. It will allow public affairs professionals to easily navigate the EU political agenda for the next six months.

Parliament endorses agreement on Type Approval of motor vehicles

20 April 2018

The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached on new rules on type approval of motor vehicles.

Public hearing on the PSI directive

22 January 2018

On January 19 2018, DG CNECT organised a public hearing regarding the review of the public sector information directive.

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

Individuals make innovation a reality

26 November 2018

Making innovation happen is more than just a motto for the EIT, writes Dirk Jan van den Berg.

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.

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.

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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

A commitment to carers

17 April 2019

Not before time, the needs of carers are now firmly in the policy spotlight, writes Vanessa Pott.