Strasbourg

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Size Does Matter: Cutting Back the Number of MEPs

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The limits of the European Parliament are currently being debated by MEPs. After Croatia joins the EU in July, the number of seats will go up to 766, a number that will have to be brought down to 751 for the 2014 parliamentary elections, in line with Lisbon Treaty rules.

A Progressive Wish List for the EU Budget (Part 1)

Darian Meacham | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

Should social democrats (like myself) be quietly thanking David Cameron for delivering us an early Christmas gift by blocking the passage of a bloated and wasteful EU budget? Not quite, if Santa Cam has his way this gift will be a Trojan Horse.

Cameron To Attempt Significant Reforms Of European Court Of Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is seeking to change the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) so that it no longer serves as an automatic last resort for criminals, in...

We Need to up our Game Towards the New EU Directive on the Sexual Abuse of Children

John Carr | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK
John Carr

What we used to refer to as a proposal for a directive on combatting child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography is now a finished item. Well more or less. It went through the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier today, unamended.