Nord Stream II aims to undermine Energy Union – Op-Ed in EUObserver

Last week, the industry and energy committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of bringing Nord Stream II under European law, re-establishing order, stability and predictability on the European energy market, as has always been the intention and ambition … Continue reading

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Putin divides Europe – Op-Ed in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

An English translation of the Op-Ed by the Members of the European Parliament Michael Gahler (EPP, DE) Rebecca Harms (G/EFA, DE) Laima Andrikiene (EPP,LT) VP) Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE, LT) Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) Gunnar Hökmark (EPP, SE) Sandra Kalniete (EPP, … Continue reading


Plenary speech on future EU-UK relations

View the full speech here. “Madam President, when our own mini-Trump, Mr Farage, claims here in this plenary that the European Union is bullying the United Kingdom, it is his way of informing us that he now understands the consequences of Brexit. … Continue reading


Europe’s new era – only possible with 5G – article in Euractiv

If the EU misses out on 5G it could lead to a drain of world leading tech companies in Europe (of which there are only a few), if it wants to catch up to America and China then it has … Continue reading

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Gunnar Hökmark condemns the ban of Charter 97 in Belarus

– Lukashenko is undermining the future of Belarus by limiting freedom of speech and freedom of the media in the country. The fear of independent reporting is a sign of weakness. The authorities must lift the ban of Charter 97 … Continue reading


The great EU corporate tax lie – Artikel i EUobserver

Esther de Lange, Brian Hayes och Gunnar Hökmark skriver gemensamt på EUobserver om CCCTB. As three MEPs who take subsidiarity and proportionality seriously, we face an almost daily battle against a European Parliament and an EU Commission that, under the … Continue reading


Security challenges in the Eastern Partnership countries – Euronest working document

Gunnar Hökmark is the EP rapporteur of the Euronest report Security challenges in the Eastern Partnership countries and enhancing the role of the EU in addressing them.  This text is the working document which was discussed in Tbilisi 12 February 2018. … Continue reading


Why transnational lists are not a good idea – artikel i Euractiv

The Parliament and Council are set to decide on what to do with the 73 seats currently held by British MEPs. However, leaning towards transnational lists is not the answer because it is un-European and undemocratic, writes Gunnar Hökmark. The Parliament and … Continue reading