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.
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
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..
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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,..
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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..
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..
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
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
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
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