Fight against cancer becomes a European priority

Happy and proud! The biggest group in the European Parliament presented today its position paper on #Cancer committing itself to making the fight against cancer in Europe a priority. […]

Heart, soul and citizens

Today Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar spoke at the European Parliament. He called for more “direct democracy” and warned, all European countries and all member states will be small states, even though perhaps they don’t realise it yet. […]

Only respect of law can ensure peace

Today I wrote a personal letter with regard to the Slovenian-Croatian border issue to Mr Tajani, Mr Juncker and Mr Tusk. […]

Engaging patients in the digital revolution: A call to build smarter and safer healthcare systems

History teaches us that waves of technological change have transformed our human societies and quality of life has gained a lot with these processes. The current digital revolution has the power to do so once again. […]

How can a concept of power affect an individual?

At the EPP Group, Strasbourg, 14.11.1917. Chairman, dear colleagues, I feel obliged to share with you some of my thoughts related to recent happenings there in Poland. […]

I am thankful for each hour I am living in freedom

Without dissidents, it would not be possible for us to live in a unified Europe and share common values. […]

Women in democracy

I was honoured to take part in the Promoting Women and Youth in Democratic Leadership Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Having served as Chief Observer for the EU Election Observation Mission in 2013, I continue to follow the political developments in the country with great interest as the August 2017 elections approach. Kenya is an important [...]

Kosovo friendship group

Today we launched the informal Kosovo Friendship group in the European Parliament. We had an exchange of views with the foreign minister of the republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, and Ambassador Bernard Nikaj. We had an excellent dialogue regarding the European perspective of the country.

The exit of the UK must mean a new beginning for the union and more decisive future functioning

Though I respect the decision of the British people to withdraw from the EU, I do not in any way celebrate it. In accordance with the Treaty of Lisbon, it is possible to withdraw from the Union. Those who wish to leave it, however, must also know that the Union will in turn leave them. […]

This Week in the plenary

After the terrorist attacks in Brussels, for the first time in a long time, I felt genuine solidarity coming to us from the citizens. The main point which triggered the attention of citizens is their security. For this reason we should continue our work to ensure that this value, which took us so much effort to build, is firmly kept. We definitely have a shared responsibility in working for the security of our citizens and I am pleased that the accent in this week’s plenary session will be on this essential topic. […]