A way out of the Brexit morass?
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Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front?
06 Mar 2015 – 10:38
All Quiet on the Eastern Front?

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Artis Pabriks MEP analyses the impact of tensions between Russia and the EU  in the wake of the …

Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments
04 Mar 2015 – 12:13
Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments

As part of Government Gazette’s extended focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Linda McAvan MEP argues that Europe’s leaders must make firm spending commitments in order to tackle the challenges of poverty and climate change.

Will …

The State of Palestine / The Palestinian Plight / Waiting for Palestine / Apartheid in Palestine
18 Oct 2012 – 17:32

By Clare Short is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Council for European Palestinian Relations. She was UK Secretary of State for International Development until she resigned in protest of the 2003 Iraq …

The battle for global human rights starts at home
18 Feb 2011 – 11:11
The battle for global human rights starts at home

By Heidi Hautala MEP
At a time when rising powers are making headway into the European sphere of influence in the global arena, and fundamental internal changes are reshaping European Union structures, it is imperative to …

War pensions must reflect the uniqueness of military service
17 Feb 2011 – 11:23
War pensions must reflect the uniqueness of military service

Marcus Papadopoulos talks to Forces Pension Society general secretary John Moore-Bick about his unease over the Coalition Government’s attempts to reverse the commitments made by the last government to reforming the Armed Forces Pension Scheme
Major …

We must protect the bond between society and our Forces
17 Feb 2011 – 11:16
We must protect the bond between society and our Forces

By Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Defence is a subject too often defined by machinery and conflict, whereas it is in fact just as much about the welfare and reward we …

A bigger and better Europe awaits through regional development
30 Nov 2010 – 17:11
A bigger and better Europe awaits through regional development

By Professor Danuta Hübner MEP, Chair of the Committee on Regional development in the European Parliament
Cohesion is, according to the Treaty, a basic principle of European integration. This principle makes cohesion policy a policy for …

Modernisation is the word for EU-Russia relations
30 Nov 2010 – 15:43
Modernisation is the word for EU-Russia relations

By Knut Fleckenstein MEP,
Chairman of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Modernisation has become the new buzzword in EU-Russia relations since the Russian President launched his big modernisation campaign. This project has been welcomed …

Is a new entente cordiale on the horizon?
30 Nov 2010 – 15:40
Is a new entente cordiale on the horizon?

By Dr Duncan Anderson, Head of War Studies, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
This month President Sarkozy will meet with Prime Minister Cameron for this year’s much heralded summit. The French have been preparing their ground …

Process and warm words are not good enough for the world’s poorest
23 Nov 2010 – 11:31
Process and warm words are not good enough for the world’s poorest

By Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
This summer marked five years since the remarkable Make Poverty History march took place in Edinburgh, and the Live 8 concerts took place around the …