About: Richard Howitt

Is Europe’s ‘refugee deal’ giving in to blackmail by Turkey?

Two million Syrian refugees are being treated as bargaining chips, with the result being European complicity in rigging Turkey's 1 November elections, writes British MEP Richard Howitt.
MH17 wreckage guard
Europe's East 27-07-2015

How far should Europe go for the security of Ukraine?

Europe should be prepared to commit hard defence in support for Ukraine and maintain sanctions against Russia, writes Richard Howitt ahead of a UN Security Council meeting over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 one year ago.
Richard Howitt MEP
Global Europe 23-02-2015

Europe and Pakistan: Neither autocracy or theocracy

Whether the Taliban reasserts control within its borders and across them, what happens in Pakistan really matters to Europe and the rest of the world, writes Richard Howitt.
Richard Howlett

Europe must continue to lead on corporate social responsibility

Although Europe has led the way in the corporate social responsibility debate, according to MEP Richard Howitt, but it must now reshape the whole structure of remuneration across markets, to incorporate social and environmental goals.
Richard Howitt MEP (UK, Labour) [European Parliament]
Europe's East 04-12-2014

Macedonia’s feeble flame of aspiration

Are European policy-makers crushing hopes of progress in Macedonia by putting enlargement on the back burner, Richard Howitt wonders. 

The time is now for company non-financial reporting

It may seem incredible that anyone can continue arguing that corporations should not be responsible for their impacts on wider society. Yet that was effectively the argument put forward by some European Union member states last week when they attempted to block the EU legislation on non-financial reporting for large companies, writes Richard Howitt.