Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 05/2012

Putting Limits on a Europe Without Borders

| Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Passport-free travel is one of the perks of living in the EU, so what sort of crisis would constitute a valid reason for lifting that prerogative? MEPs have been asked to consider in what exceptional circumstances member states within the Schengen area would be allowed to reintroduce internal border checks.

Trading On Democracy

| Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Politics

The Arab Spring, little anticipated but much welcomed, brought with it the promise of change - towards modern democracies respectful of all and to open economies that will create jobs and wealth.

Dialling Down the Cost of Mobile Roaming Charges

| Posted 05.16.2012 | UK Politics

EU legislation always involves some give and take but ultimately it should provide more benefits than drawbacks.

From Austerity to Prosperity: Europe in a Time of Crisis

| Posted 05.22.2012 | UK Politics

The G8 summit last weekend called for Greece to remain in the eurozone, a goal that seems harder to achieve than ever as the Greeks are set to return to the polls a second time after a first inconclusive election in which anti-establishment parties did well and while politicians from colder shores continue to insist that any support will depend on the country's ability to stick with austerity measures.

Putting Our Houses in Order: Reforming the Mortgage Market

| Posted 05.30.2012 | UK Politics

Contrary to the old saying, buying property is no longer as safe as houses. Under the influence of the economic crisis, the ineluctable rise of house prices has proved to be somewhat less ineluctable than previously believed.