The European Parliament Web Team's blog on EU Affairs
We are the Web Team of the European Parliament. The European Parliament is the only directly-elected EU body. Members of the Parliament represent you, the citizen. The European Parliament is co-legislator for most of Europe's laws. It is a place where people from 27 member states come together to disagree, a place where political ideas and ideals meet, sometimes to clash, sometimes to be reconciled. Alliances are formed, deals are struck, compromises made, in other words, it's the usual, sometimes glorious, sometimes inglorious, business of democratic politics.
Members of the European Parliament make decisions which affect you directly. The car you drive, the air you breathe, the mobile phone in your pocket, the food you eat, the water you drink, the worker you employ, the bank you borrow from, the waste you discard...
In this small digital corner, we will offer news from the European Parliament - what's going on, the most important debates and decisions. We will also give the floor as often as possible to the Members of the European Parliament, who will give their own various views and perspectives on EU politics.