Maria João Rodrigues

26-06-2019

A pro-EU progressive coalition in new EU Parliament is still possible

The fault lines in Europe are clear, dividing those who want a return to national borders from those who want more Europe to tackle climate change or social rights. While it might be difficult, a coalition of pro-European progressives within the European Parliament could help address the rising crises facing the EU, writes Maria João Rodrigues.
Economy & Jobs 28-11-2018

The European Social Pillar is creating a new political dynamic, but is this enough?

On the anniversary of the establishment of the European Social Pillar, Maria João Rodrigues takes stock of the development of the related directives and the further steps that are still needed.
Economy & Jobs 17-04-2018

What kind of budget do Europeans need?

The EU's new multiannual budget must reflect its new ambitions. Europe must assert itself as a geopolitical entity, as a democratic power with not only an economic dimension but social and cultural as well, writes MEP Maria João Rodrigues.  
Future EU 22-02-2017

The EU at 60: Rome Summit is a chance to renew our vows

That the EU has lated 60 years is impressive, but if we want to guarantee its future in a changing world, we must reaffirm why EU countries should stay together, write Gianni Pittella and Maria João Rodrigues.

A safe and humane external border: Europe can manage

On the eve of the crucial European Council summit, Maria João Rodrigues asks whether Turkey should be asked to control Europe's external border and whether there are no other solutions that are more decent, cheaper and more reliable.

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