In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.
Today is UN World Wildlife Day, an opportunity to celebrate the stunning diversity of flora and fauna around the planet and raise awareness about the importance of conserving it. This year, people and organisations all over the world have rallied around a simple yet vitally important theme: "It's time to get serious about wildlife crime."
This May brings a General Election more unpredictable than any in recent memory. With both major parties remaining neck and neck in the polls and the continuing strength of the fringe parties, the likelihood of an outright majority for either seems remote.
The prospect of Brexit has not yet sunk in. If Cameron is still prime minister after the British election on 7 May and then calls a referendum on leaving the EU watch out for truly scandalised Americans.
It is time we shook ourselves from the malaise and cynicism and remembered that, for all the faults and failures of our governments and our culture, it is still much better then any of the alternatives actually achieved.
Officials both in Europe and America, The Guardian reports, are convinced "that the Russians have infiltrated, or are helping to fund, NGOs campaignin...
The EU has been at the forefront of promoting issues such as safety at work, and a better environment for everyone - and it has of course freed up trade. Facile stories about curvy bananas overlook the ways in which the EU has driven economic development.
Led by Nigel Farage and Ukip, the British public have been led to believe that our country is the victim of a devastating tidal wave of EU immigrants. Crime levels have gone through the roof, public services are close to collapse, our jobs are in danger, 'British values' are all but gone and the M4 westbound is permanently gridlocked.
I'm writing this article on my way back from Strasbourg, having just voted in favour of a motion for probably the first time since being elected as a Ukip MEP. Raif Badawi, a liberal blogger, was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia, because his blog was critical of the religious system...
Do you have a problem linked to the EU? The European Parliament can help. The EP's petitions committee ensures that people's complaints are heard at the highest level. And thanks to a new website launched this week, it is now easier than ever.
For the British, who are about to enter into their own version of a populist election on an anti-European thesis, there are lessons to learn from Greece... Watch how the British ties come off, and the gloves go on.
On 10 February MEPs will discuss with Commission representatives what measures are needed, such as funding for support services, protection of asylum seekers and the prevention of violence against women and girls in general.
The new government is clearly stating its European focus and determination to stay in the union of Europe. The big challenge is how the new government will ensure the continuation of payments by the creditors and at the same time the re-negotiation of the terms without asking for a write-off.
The Dutch government had commissioned this study to compare different options, but the large negative value of offshore wind was what caught most attention. This negative result is partly due to the fact that the climate benefits of wind energy were valued at zero.
Whose side is the E.U. on? It is a question that would have arisen even without Syriza's election triumph in Greece, since the E.U. has become a divis...
The dilemma in which Mario Draghi found himself over quantitative easing is emblematic of the state of the European Union as a whole. Like other of the EU's crisis management measures, the resort to QE has been criticised for being too little and too late...