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The Syrian Crisis in Figures: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Funding

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately see...

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Political Wrangling Over Car Emissions Shows One Thing, the UK Cannot Go It Alone When Tackling Air Pollution

Seb Dance | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

At the end of October, Labour MEPs backed and won a range of measures that will go a long way to cleaning up the UK's air. But while MEPs were votin...

Meet the Super-Women Who Aim To Empower Us All

Ian Spero | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Earlier this month I gave a speech highlighting the need for a revolution in long term care at the Economic Ministry in Warsaw. The building brough...

COP21: The Road Leading to the Vital Climate Change Conference in Paris

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Only two months left before world leaders gather in Paris to hammer out a global agreement to fight climate change. The European Parliament will sen...

UK Prime Minister David Cameron's EU Renegotiation: Tortoise or Hare?

Cameron Rae | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics
Cameron Rae

In January 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron delivered his now infamous Bloomberg speech, promising to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU. Following renegotiation, he said he would present the British public with the "simple choice" of staying in or choosing to leave, based on the terms secured by the end of 2017.

Eight Things You Should Know About GMOs

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK
European Parliament Web Team

The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) remains controversial, which is why the EU has very strict rules and complex authorisation procedur...

Can the Left Still Support the EU?

Rory Dickinson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Dickinson

Is this the type of organisation we want the EU to be? One that supports corporations over the welfare of its population. One that ignores referendums, lacks democratic legitimacy and is focused upon the privatisation of public services...

It's Time for the EU to Take F1 Competition Seriously

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

It is time for F1 to return to their former reward systems that gave money to teams based on how they perform on the track. This is the only way to protect the jobs of those brilliant innovators working for the teams and the integrity of a globally loved sport. It is also the only way to ensure that the many highly-skilled jobs and technological breakthroughs associated with F1 here in the South East, continue.

Scottish Tartan From China? Why Traditional Products Could Soon Enjoy More Protection Thanks to Geographical Indications

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

No-one would order a Cornish pasty made in Belgium or take seriously a Scotch whisky distilled in Finland. Luckily these delicacies are protected through so-called geographical indications, reassuring food enthusiasts about the origin and the quality of their purchases.

End This Secrecy on Taxation: Our Message to President Juncker

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Denying the European Parliament the right to receive key documents is simply unacceptable and disrespectful of the only institution with elected European representatives. This is what the Greens will unanimously tell Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for taxation, when they visit the European Parliament today.

We Live in an Agile Age, Let's Make the Most of It!

Ian Spero | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Traditional health and adjacent business will be affected, shaped and in some case redefined. We all stand to win from this revolution which could make ageing a lot more fun than it is for many older adults today. The future really is in our hands.

Google Under Fire

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

With August 17th looming and little other than speculation available, the world of online business and the corporations critiquing Google's practices will be holding their collective breaths as events unfold over the coming weeks.

Greece Just Hammered the First Nail in the Coffin of Milton Friedman's Legacy

Manuel Barcia | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Earlier this week Naomi Klein was asked in Twitter whether she thought that what we are seeing in Greece corresponds to the early stages of the Shock ...

The Larger Battle Being Fought By the Greeks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

As for the EU, there's little else to say. They have gone from promising the earth and the heavens to their citizens, to becoming the executioners of the IMF and their own bankers. Pity they cannot see that by carrying out like this, they are not just destroying Greece but also the very foundations of their precious and profitable political and economic unity. For them, too, the hour of reckoning is nigh.

Migration in the UK and EU: Facts and Figures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Cloning for Food Could Soon Be Banned in Europe Because of Animal Welfare Concerns

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

In the EU food from clones currently needs pre-market approval based on a scientific food safety assessment by the EFSA before it can be put on the market. To date there has not been a single application and therefore authorisation has never been granted.

TTIP: The European Parliaments Draws Its Red Lines

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The future of the much debated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is far from assured. Apart from the difficulty in thrashing out...

Children of the Revolution

Ian Spero | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Last week I wrote about an event staged in London involving more than 200 speakers, stakeholders and thought leaders representing the private, public and 3rd sectors, with a vested interest in reimagining our future.

The Greatest Threat to Our Planet - Youth Unemployment or Global Warming?

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aldwyn Cooper

The unemployment rates of young people - held back by political, physical, family, economic or educational obstacles - continue to increase. It is bad in many developed nations, but is in fact far worse in economies that are still in a state of development.

Three Things You Need to Know About the EU Commission Digital Single Market Proposals

Russell Haworth | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Yesterday the European Commission launched its much anticipated proposals to make the European "Digital Single Market" happen. It'll be some time before the Commission proposals translate into actual changes in the law, but the debate around them is just beginning.

Fed Up Of Not Having iPlayer On Holiday? That Could Be About To Change

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech

The European Commission has revealed that it wants to remove the barriers which prevent you from watching BBC iPlayer, Sky Go and other services abroa...

Google Admits It's Made Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

Google is to admit it has "made mistakes" in how it treated the media, as it announces a new fund for European newspapers, including The Guardian and ...

Bangladesh: Has the Situation Improved Two Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago this month, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people. The tragedy highlighted the h...

Safer Healthcare: How to Prevent Patients From Picking Up Infections in Hospital

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Hospitals are meant to make you better, but sometimes patients leave in a worse state than when they arrived. Some 8-12% of patients in EU hospitals...