We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
24 Oct 2018 – 10:00 | No Comment

Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

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MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance
20 Sep 2018 – 18:00
MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance

Employment Committee MEPs recently approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women’s chances in the labour market. Agnes Jongerius MEP and Maria Arena MEP write about their ambitious proposals of the updated …

Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens
12 Apr 2018 – 16:44
Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens

Bulgaria takes over the rotating EU Presidency at a time when we are to see the culmination of at least three interlinked strategic topics for the EU agenda. Eva Maydell MEP writes about the Bulgarian …

The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59
The EU vision for plastic-free oceans

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament
24 Jan 2018 – 14:33
MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament

In a move to strengthen EU citizenship and the European character of elections at the European Parliament, MEPs have paved way for a pan-European constituency in a post-Brexit scenario, voting to shrink the size of …

Brussels wages war against plastic
17 Jan 2018 – 13:03
Brussels wages war against plastic

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. And plastics are even reaching citizens’ lungs …

Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease
21 Nov 2017 – 17:45
Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease

We must not accept Alzheimer’s disease as a normal part of ageing. Heinz Becker MEP says national governments should continue building a “dementia-friendly” Europe by ending stigma, discrimination and isolation of patients and carers, and …

The future of European development
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
The future of European development

The challenges facing the EU and its neighbours over the next two years are numerous and increasing by the day. Linda McAvan MEP fears that the EU cannot deliver the SDGs as planned if Brexit …

Being breast cancer aware, 365 days a year
14 Jul 2017 – 09:10
Being breast cancer aware, 365 days a year

Why should we restrict all breast cancer awareness programs to the month of October? Emphasising the importance of education, screening and early detection of breast cancer, Dr Miriam Dalli MEP addresses the policy issues in …

Investing for the future
14 Jul 2017 – 09:10
Investing for the future

The aftermath of the economic and financial crisis had several profound effects on European economies and societies. On the one hand, the crisis accelerated a process of erosion of living standards. The political impact of …

Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future

The EU played an instrumental role in shaping the Paris Agreement – the first-ever universal, legally binding climate change deal. Staying at the forefront of the global clean energy transition is an opportunity to strengthen …