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European Parliament: Directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union
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 Council of the European Union, which should not be confused with the European Council and the Council of Europe, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 751 members (MEPs), that will become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

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Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters

A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU..
Reuters - Published

European parliament given surprise musical performance

european parliament given surprise musical performance
An MEP performs on a harmonica for the last day of the current European Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Videos for European Parliament

EU extends new judicial protections for whistleblowers | Raw Politics [Video]EU extends new judicial protections for whistleblowers | Raw Politics

On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted to provide increased protections for whistleblowers in the EU. Euronews spoke with former whistleblower Antoine Deltour to ask him what he thought of these new..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 10:57Published

Whistleblowers across Europe now have more protection, but Assange divides opinion [Video]Whistleblowers across Europe now have more protection, but Assange divides opinion

Whistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. The new law, approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday,..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:24Published

EU Parliament President: Wound of Notre Dame fire will take a long time to heal [Video]EU Parliament President: Wound of Notre Dame fire will take a long time to heal

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani says Europeans are 'wounded to the core' by a devastating fire in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

EU Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms [Video]EU Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms

In a vote Monday, 19 EU countries backed the reforms that aim to make sure copyright law is enforced on the internet.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Farage launches Brexit Party: 'Our task and our mission is to change politics for good' [Video]Farage launches Brexit Party: 'Our task and our mission is to change politics for good'

Nigel Farage launches the Brexit Party European Parliament elections campaign in Coventry. The ex-Ukip leader says that the party is not here simply for people to express their anger but to change..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

UK Lords Approve Bill Forcing May to Seek a Brexit Delay [Video]UK Lords Approve Bill Forcing May to Seek a Brexit Delay

​The House of Lords approved a bill that forces Prime Minister Theresa May to request another Brexit delay from the European Council.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

UK Takes Legal Steps Needed For European Parliament Elections [Video]UK Takes Legal Steps Needed For European Parliament Elections

According to Reuters, the British government said on Monday it had taken the necessary steps required by law to participate in European Parliament elections in May. Britain is due to leave the EU on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Jeremy Corbyn happy with Theresa May's Brexit delay [Video]Jeremy Corbyn happy with Theresa May's Brexit delay

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he does not believe that the UK taking part in European Parliament elections will be an issue, after Theresa May asked the EU to extend Article 50 until the end of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Jeremy Hunt: PM will try to avoid European elections despite Brexit extension [Video]Jeremy Hunt: PM will try to avoid European elections despite Brexit extension

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the UK has "zero appetite" for European Parliament elections. He was speaking on the sidelines of a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Dinard, France.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

"It is absolutely necessary that Emmanuel Macron be defeated," says Marine Le Pen

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen sat down with Euronews and spoke about May's upcoming European Parliament elections.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:34Published

UK Will Seek Brexit Delay [Video]UK Will Seek Brexit Delay

On Wednesday the english finance minister Philip Hammond said that Britain will ask the European Union for a Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator argues against long Brexit extension [Video]European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator argues against long Brexit extension

Speaking in Brussels, the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt warns against Michael Gove or Boris Johnson becoming prime minister during the time of a long Brexit extension.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Sinn Fein leader: Backstop protections are the bottom line [Video]Sinn Fein leader: Backstop protections are the bottom line

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald answers questions after a Brexit meeting with EU negotiator Michel Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt, Brexit co-ordinator for the European Parliament.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

EU Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastic [Video]EU Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastic

The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws and cutlery, by 2021. The European Commission's vice-president said, "Europe is setting new..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Single-use plastics in EU to be banned by 2021 [Video]Single-use plastics in EU to be banned by 2021

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Nigel Farage to EU leaders: Do you really want be back in this place? [Video]Nigel Farage to EU leaders: Do you really want be back in this place?

MEP Nigel Farage asks the European Parliament " Do you really want me back in this place?" during a Brexit debate in Strasbourg.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:15Published

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban [Video]European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to adopt a ban on single-use plastic items by 2021.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

EU Gets a Step Closer to Scrapping Daylight Saving Time [Video]EU Gets a Step Closer to Scrapping Daylight Saving Time

European Parliament voted 410 to 192 on Tuesday in favor of scrapping the bi-annual clock change in 2021.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Tusk urges EU parliament to be open to long Brexit extension [Video]Tusk urges EU parliament to be open to long Brexit extension

European Council President Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to be open to a long Brexit extension, and not to ignore the 'increasing majority' of British people who wanted to remain in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Donald Tusk: Revoke Article 50 petition cannot be ignored [Video]Donald Tusk: Revoke Article 50 petition cannot be ignored

European Council president Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to "be open to a long extension, if the UK wishes to rethink its strategy".

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms [Video]European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms

The European Parliament has given the green light to new copyright reforms that could have serious repercussions for tech giants.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Guy Verhofstadt hails 'Brexit revolt' in UK [Video]Guy Verhofstadt hails 'Brexit revolt' in UK

The European Parliament's top Brexit official says that "we see for the moment a real Brexit revolt" in the United Kingdom, with over 5 million people signing an online petition to revoke Britain's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch [Video]May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch

EU leaders have granted the UK a two-week Brexit reprieve. But it must now agree on Theresa May's deal or find another plan. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

The EU Grants the UK a Brexit Extension [Video]The EU Grants the UK a Brexit Extension

​EU leaders agreed to postpone Brexit until May 22, but only if Britain's Parliament approves the prime minister's deal next week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

UK Prime Minister to Plead for Brexit Extension at EU Summit [Video]UK Prime Minister to Plead for Brexit Extension at EU Summit

The U.K. is set to exit the European Union on March 29. But Prime Minister Theresa May requested that date be pushed back to June 30.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

 

Italy's League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

Italy's right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month's European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party's commitment to the..
Reuters - Published

Pro-EU alliance heads for majority but eurosceptic vote to rise: EU election survey

An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic groups will gain ground, a survey..
Reuters - Published

EU election polls: Right-wing populist and eurosceptic parties would be biggest single group in European Parliament

The combined seats of the three existing groups would dominate the parliament
Independent - Published

British would boost eurosceptics in next EU parliament: survey

British voters at the elections for the next European Parliament would strengthen eurosceptic groups, while the center-right would remain the largest grouping in the legislature, an EU survey showed on..
Reuters - Published

EU wrangles over law to tackle spread of terror online

eu wrangles over law to tackle spread of terror online
Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says.
BBC News - Published

Europe 'wounded' by Notre-Dame fire, EU pledges help

The devastation of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding, leaders of the European Union declared on Tuesday at the European Parliament in..
Reuters - Published

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