About: Kathleen Van Brempt

Elections 15-03-2018

MEP Kathleen Van Brempt ‘dares’ to challenge Udo Bullman to lead S&D group

With the slogan "Dare to change", Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt has submitted her candidacy to lead the group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, a year before the EU elections.

EU’s energy project list denounced by unimpressed MEPs

A proposed list of priority energy projects drawn up by the European Commission is coming under intense scrutiny by MEPs, some of whom accuse the EU executive of focusing too heavily on fossil fuel projects. The most critical voices plan to launch a landmark objection to the list.
Energy 17-01-2018

MEPs set for final crack at clean energy’s ‘problem child’

Negotiations on the Clean Energy package’s energy efficiency file have been far from smooth sailing and MEPs will meet later on Wednesday (17 January) to hammer out the European Parliament’s final position. The vote is set to be a tight one.
Transport 01-03-2017

Parliament Dieselgate committee closes with call to set up EU road agency

A European Parliament inquiry committee into the Dieselgate scandal approved a report yesterday (28 February) calling for a new agency to oversee road transport but stopped short of blaming new President Antonio Tajani for enabling widespread emissions cheating during his time as EU Industry Commissioner.
Over a beer with Kathleen Van Brempt
Economy & Jobs 30-09-2016

Kathleen Van Brempt, rebel with a cause

In the first episode of a new video series called ‘Over a Beer’, EURACTIV's Brian Maguire chats with Kathleen Van Brempt, a Belgian socialist MEP who is chairperson of the 'Dieselgate' inquiry committee in the European parliament.
Transport 02-03-2016

EPP warns against ‘witch hunt’ in parliament dieselgate probe

Social Democrats won out over the EPP's bid to claim leadership in the European Parliament's new inquiry committee on the dieselgate scandal.

Cañete confirms Commission climbdown over ‘Modelgate’

The European Commission has climbed down over the ‘Modelgate’ controversy about preliminary research for new energy efficiency laws, with Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete promising EU officials will analyse higher efficiency goals for 2030 than originally planned.
Dutch MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE) during a plenary debate on emissions this week
Transport 21-01-2016

Forty-five MEPs join inquiry committee to probe dieselgate emissions scandal

Forty-five MEPs were voted into the European Parliament's new inquiry committee tasked with uncovering potential failures of EU institutions to disclose information related to the dieselgate emissions scandal.

MEPs go on warpath over energy efficiency days before COP21

EXCLUSIVE/ MEPs have stepped up pressure on the European Commission over its decision to effectively cap any increase to the EU’s 2030 energy efficiency targets, just days before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) begins.
Climate change 18-06-2015

What we can’t do, Francis can

Pope Francis can be the trigger for a larger movement within the centre-right in order to forge a successful climate policy, writes Kathleen Van Brempt.
Energy 14-04-2015

MEPs back ringfencing Juncker Plan money by a single vote

By a single vote, MEPs today (14 April) passed an amendment ringfencing up to €5 billion of Juncker Plan money for energy efficiency projects.
Energy 09-04-2015

MEPs’ push to ringfence Juncker money faces defeat

Socialist and Green members of the European Parliament face defeat in their efforts to ringfence up to €5 billion of Juncker Plan investor risk guarantees for energy efficiency projects.