Your Participation Matters

Youth political engagement is vital for the future of Europe. Democratic participation can take many different shapes, each act adding up to something greater. Citizens are taught from a young age that in life there are rights and responsibilities. But what modern tools can they use to accomplish these responsibilities in an effective manner? Voting is a perfect example of one such tool – at … Continue reading Your Participation Matters

Autumn in Review – EU Events

Like every autumn in Brussels, this one didn’t disappoint with regard to its packed schedule, and we would like to believe that we didn’t either! We kicked off with the discussion on Cartel Enforcement: Current Practice and Updates where we learned that since February 2018, companies breaching antitrust regulations by taking part in cartels has resulted in hundreds of million in fines, while ¾ of … Continue reading Autumn in Review – EU Events

A Day in the Life…

Eva Paunova is a Bulgarian MEP in the EPP and is a member of the IMCO committee. We caught up with her a couple of weeks ago for another insight into the day to day lives of MEPs at the European Parliament. No day is ever the same for a MEP: I cannot sleepwalk through even a minute of it, I’m constantly challenged, constantly alert. … Continue reading A Day in the Life…

A Day in the life of an MEP’s Assistant

This week it’s the second installment of our Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant. Alina Totti, Assistant to Claudia Tapardel who is part of the S&D party. In trying to describe a typical day in the life of an MEP assistant I was presented with a very big challenge – having the actual time to sit down and write something. However, since I … Continue reading A Day in the life of an MEP’s Assistant

A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant

Last year, we featured a few pieces from MEP’s in our ‘A Day in the life of…’ series and this week, Adam Terry – Political Officer to Anneliese Dodds MEP at the European Parliament, gives his insight into life as an MEP’s assistant. Describe a typical day in the life of an MEP’s assistant, you say?  It’s probably best to start off by saying that … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant

A Day in the Life of an MEP – Martina Dlabajová

Martina Dlabajová is an MEP from the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and successfully stood as a non-party candidate for the ANO 2011 movement. She is also the vice-chair on the Committee for Budgetary Control. Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of an MEP might look like? First, … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MEP – Martina Dlabajová

A day in the life of an MEP: Brando Benifei

Brando Benifei is a Member of the European Parliament for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the youngest within the party. In June, we will be hosting  our Annual Young Professional’s Visit to Strasbourg, where you will have the chance to meet and interact with a number of MEPs. For the full programme and more information on registrations, please click here. Only one year has … Continue reading A day in the life of an MEP: Brando Benifei

A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

Philippe de Backer is a Member of the European Parliament for Open VLD, and is part of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). In June, we will be hosting  our Annual visit to Strasbourg, where you will have the chance to meet and interact with a number of MEPs. For the full programme and more information on registrations, please click here. … Continue reading A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

A day in the life of an MEP

After spending last week in Strasbourg, Tomáš Zdechovský (pictured) recounts a day in his life of being an MEP.  Many have a very distorted view on what Members of the European Parliament actually do. Since the beginning of my mandate, I have been trying to shed a bit of light on our work and I have encouraged citizens to interest themselves in what their representatives … Continue reading A day in the life of an MEP

Finding the Patterns in EU Decision-Making – Doru Frantescu, 5th March 2013

On Tuesday the 5th March 2013, the Brussels New Generation (BNG), in cooperation with Votewatch, held an event focusing on Finding the Patterns of EU Decision-making at the British Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by Doru Frantescu, Policy Director and Cofounder of Votewatch, the presentation engaged in topics such as the powerplay within the European Parliament between political parties, the voting coherence between MEPs and national … Continue reading Finding the Patterns in EU Decision-Making – Doru Frantescu, 5th March 2013