A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15 | No Comment

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden
12 Sep 2018 – 12:10
MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden

With nearly a third of all cancer related deaths reportedly caused by digestive cancers and the rising socioeconomic burden inflicted by functional gastroenterology disorders, Europe’s chronic digestive burden is on the rise. A group of …

Europe’s copyright plan: Why was it so controversial?
11 Sep 2018 – 17:30
Europe’s copyright plan: Why was it so controversial?

As European parliamentarians are set to vote on a controversial copyright law that some critics believe could stop people from sharing memes and articles online, Catherine Stihler MEP writes about the controversy surrounding the reform
The …

‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’
26 Jul 2018 – 16:36
‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’

If Europe should benefit from the existing screening programmes, “public perception about colonoscopy should change.” Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with Founder and CEO of EuropaColon, Jola Gore-Booth, on the sidelines of a recent high-level roundtable …

MEPs propose measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment
10 Jul 2018 – 15:57
MEPs propose measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment

In the context of the public debate prompted by the Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo campaign, members of the European Parliament’s Gender Equality Committee recently proposed measures to combat mobbing and sexual harrassment in the …

MEPs earn in millions in side earnings
10 Jul 2018 – 15:49
MEPs earn in millions in side earnings

Nearly 60% of MEPs have paid side jobs, with up to 30 parliamentarians earning more from outside jobs than their existing EU salaries, according to a recent study published by the NGO, Transparency International EU.

Up close and personal with Mr GDPR
30 May 2018 – 12:20
Up close and personal with Mr GDPR

Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an exclusive interview to discuss everything relating to the new regulation on personal data protection – the General Data Protection …

‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’
14 May 2018 – 16:13
‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’

Europe’s new data protection law that is coming into effect on May 25, is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first. Elizabeth Denham, UK’s Information Commissioner, reaffirms that GDPR (General Data Protection …

Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance
09 May 2018 – 14:16
Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance

President Juncker likes to talk about ‘a Europe that protects’, but when it comes to air pollution we seem to be suffering from ‘a Europe that’s small on the big things’. Margherita Tolotto, Policy Officer …

EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile
09 May 2018 – 11:29
EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile

New EU laws to reduce throwaway “single-use” plastics, expected by the end of May, can slash pollution and drive exciting new production and consumption systems, writes Meadhbh Bolger, Resource Justice Campaigner with Friends of the …

Cities are for people, not cars
08 May 2018 – 12:29
Cities are for people, not cars

Cities face the double challenge of improving mobility while making urban transport more sustainable. A sustainable urban mobility plan can stimulate behavioural shifts away from the use of private cars but must consider the needs …