The European Parliament (EP) is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU) that is directly elected by EU citizens aged 18 or older. Together with the European Commission and the Council of the European Union it exercises the tripartite legislative function of the European Union. The Parliament is composed of 751 members (MEPs), intended to become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature because of specific provisions adopted about Brexit, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU.. Reuters - Published
Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Union's top jobs by July 2 - when the new European Parliament convenes - in the hope of avoiding an institutional crisis, a German.. Reuters - Published
Spanish MEPs elected last month are not being allowed full access into the parliament. They can only visit the building as guests since a political raw broke out between Catalan and other Spanish MEPs.
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According to Business Insider, Alastair Campbell has been kicked out of the Labour Party. The former head of communications for Labour was removed from the party for siding with the Liberal Democrats..
According to Reuters, the European Parliament elections have been a disaster for the two top parties in the United Kingdom. Exit polls show the Labour Party third overall, with the Conservative Party..
According to Reuters, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged his party to regroup ahead of a snap election. PM Tsipras gave a speech to rally the Syriza party after opposition conservatives won more..
Pro-Remain parties outperformed hard Brexit parties in the European Parliament elections. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was the best performing individual party. However, the combined vote share of the..
According to Reuters.com, "Greece’s opposition New Democracy party took a commanding lead over the ruling leftist Syriza in European Parliament elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a blow to..
Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties. It's also expected to bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake..
Germany's troubled Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated a new justice minister to take over from Katarina Barley who has left to become a lawmaker in the European Parliament, sources in the.. Reuters - Published
A former Romanian prime minister was on Wednesday elected the first leader of Renew Europe, the new centrist force that includes French President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique en Marche party, inside.. Reuters - Published
The Spanish government has violated the rights of three Catalan leaders elected to the European Parliament by blocking them from collecting their credentials, 76 MEPs said in a letter sent to the.. Reuters - Published
Austrian far-right veteran Heinz-Christian Strache, who quit as deputy head of the coalition government over a video sting, said on Monday he would not take up a European Parliament seat, forgoing a.. Reuters - Published