About: Mairead McGuinness

Future EU 09-02-2018

Seeking answers to euroscepticism

The prospect of Eurosceptic parties performing strongly in European and national elections has haunted EU officials and pro-Europeans for the last 15 years. Britain’s impending departure from the bloc, and the fact that the slow countdown to the next European elections …

Elections 13-12-2016

Socialists declare end to EU institution grand coalition

The European Parliament grand coalition between the right-wing European People’s Party (EPP) and the Socialist and Democrats (S&D group) is over and cannot be re-established, said its chief, Gianni Pittella, today (13 December) during a news conference in Strasbourg. euractiv.com reported

Elections 28-11-2016

Sylvie Goulard takes on male-dominated establishment in EP presidency race

The French liberal MEP will have to convince her group to nominate her, rather than ALDE group leader Guy Verhofstad. Since 1979, 87% of the European Parliament's presidents have been men. EURACTIV France reports. Despite its readiness to speak up …

Elections 15-09-2016

EPP candidates line up to replace Schulz

Five centre-right candidates are in the running to become the next president of the European Parliament. But after five years in the job, Martin Schulz has no intention of stepping down. EURACTIV France reports. As the European Parliament approaches the …

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Health 28-09-2015

Cardiovascular Disease in Europe

“Cholesterol is a global problem and a very big risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It causes half the heart attacks that happen,” says Jules Payne, Chief Executive at Heart UK. According to experts, cases of people with high cholesterol need to …

McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’
Health 28-07-2015

McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’

The EU should better coordinate research on cardivascular disease and take action on industrial trans fatty acids, says Mairead McGuinness. Mairead McGuinness is an Irish member of the European People's Party (EPP), vice-president of the European Parliament, and co-chair of the …

Sports 19-06-2015

Physical activity touted as medicine for mental illness

SPECIAL REPORT / A new report on physical activity in Europe underlines the positive impact of exercise for the body and the mind. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), published on Wednesday (18 June), …

Mairead McGuinness
18-06-2015

MEP McGuinness: There’s no clear EU policy response to inactivity

SPECIAL REPORT / There is no clear EU policy response to inactivity, as it cuts across a number of policy areas from education to health to workplace to environment, says Mairead McGuinness. Mairead McGuinness is an Irish member of the …

Stress at work
Sports 17-06-2015

Employees told to get up and exercise at work

SPECIAL REPORT / A growing number of European companies are trying to create a healthier work environment for their employees, by encouraging them to get out of their chairs during work hours. As sedentary lifestyles become the norm, investing in …