Category Archive for: Politics

EFDD accuse Federalists of ‘dirty dealings’ as committee chairs are elected

European parliament’s petitions committee has voted ALDE deputy Cecilia Wikström as its chair, denying Eleonora Evi of the EFDD group.

Number of people seeking asylum in Europe increases by 30 per cent in 2013

According to a new report, the number of people seeking asylum in the European Union has increased by 30 per cent compared to 2012 figures.

ECR group chair critical of TTIP ‘myth-making’

The ECR group’s newly-elected leader has spoken to the Parliament Magazine about why the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) needs to stay on the top of the EU’s agenda.

Organisation of economy breeding ‘discontent and suffering’, says new UK Green

Molly Scott Cato, the UK’s newest Green MEP, talks to the Parliament Magazine about her election and what she plans to do now that she’s in Brussels.

Europe must find its ‘soul’, Renzi tells MEPs

Matteo Renzi explained why Europe is so much more than its economic values as he marked the opening of the Italian EU council presidency.

MEPs now form ‘a grown up parliament’, says Elmar Brok

European parliament’s longest serving member looks at how far the institution has come and where it should be heading.

Podemos says parliamentary hegemony of larger groups is ‘regrettable’

MEP Carlos Jimenez Villarejo, a member of Spanish political party Podemos, has criticised the European parliament for allowing members with more power to speak for longer.

EU working to fix ‘structural weaknesses’, says Greek prime minister

European parliament president Martin Schulz and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras reflect on the achievements of the Greek presidency.

Pirate Party to focus on ‘social consequences’ of digital revolution

The Pirate Party might be down, but it’s not out. New MEP Julia Reda speaks to the Parliament Magazine about what the future holds for Europe’s pirates.

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