Jo Leinen

Electricity 04-06-2018

Why Europe needs more electricity interconnectors, public and private

Europe's underdeveloped power grid infrastructure means that a surplus of electricity cannot be traded across borders, wasting renewable energy in countries that produce more than they consume, write Jo Leinen and Werner Langen.
Elections 06-02-2018

Why transnational lists are good for European democracy

Ahead of Wednesday's vote in the European Parliament, eight influential politicians from all the leading European parties explain why transnational lists will benefit European democracy.
Politics 10-10-2017

Transparent Europe: How the EU is becoming a role model of transparency

There is a stubbornly held opinion that the European Union is non-transparent and vulnerable to the interests of lobbyist. But a hidden agenda of interests in Brussels and Strasbourg is hardly possible and in terms of transparency, the European Union is even way ahead of its own member states, argues Jo Leinen.
Karel De Gucht at the EMI TTIP Summit .Brussels, October 2014.
Global Europe 07-10-2014

De Gucht’s TTIP Legacy

At the end of the mandate of the Barroso II Commission, civil society organisations Europe-wide are asking what steps the Commissioner-designate for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, is going to take in order to manage the TTIP legacy of the outgoing Commissioner, De Gucht. How will she meet stakeholders’ expectations, lower destractors’ concerns, reconcile the stance with the European Parliament, and lead the negotiations to a satisfactory closure?, asks Jo Leinen MEP.