World Why the European Parliament matters Play video Up Next Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Whatsapp Save World Why the European Parliament matters As the European elections approach at the end of May, Alex Barker, the FT’s EU correspondent, reports from Brussels on the growing power of the European Parliament in shaping the future of the EU. Apr 27, 2014 Credits Written by Alex Barker. Produced by Josh de la Mare. Filmed by Steve Ager. Graphics by Caroline Nevitt. Graphics research by Katie Carnie. Video archive: European Parliament.