The European Parliament (EP) is the legislative branch of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European legislation, normally on a proposal from the European Commission. 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.
More than 500,000 euros of funds granted by the European Parliament to two pan-European political groups were misused by their members, the European Commission's anti-fraud watchdog said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
The launch of the new European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, is likely to be delayed by a month because the European Parliament has rejected three candidates proposed by EU.. Reuters - Published
Boris Johnson meets the president of the European Parliament David Sassoli at 10 Downing Street The two leaders were holding a private meeting amid reports that UK-EU talks over Brexit are on the verge..
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The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post. David Pollard reports.
European Parliament President David Sassoli said the UK has made no new proposals that would unblock Brexit talks and that talking about removing the so-called backstop from the divorce agreement is a..
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The largest group in the European Parliament will vote against French President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for the new European Commission, a spokesman for the European People's Party said on.. Reuters - Published
European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Wednesday that "not much progress" has been made in Brexit talks and that Britain must now ask for a delay to its Oct. 31 departure date or crash out.. Reuters - Published
British prime minister Boris Johnson told the European Parliament's president, David Sassoli, he wanted to leave the European Union with a deal, a Downing Street spokesperson said after they held talks.. Reuters - Published
Liberal and socialist lawmakers at the European Parliament called on Thursday for a new title of European Commission Vice President for Protecting our European Way of Life to be scrapped because of its.. Reuters - Published
Britain's proposals for a Brexit deal were widely rebuffed in Brussels on Thursday, with a European Parliament group saying it was not "a basis for agreement" and a senior EU official saying it took.. Reuters - Published
A European Parliament Brexit group believes that the proposals put forward by the British government on Wednesday "do not represent a basis for an agreement", according to the draft of a statement seen.. Reuters - Published
The 28 lawmakers from Britain's Brexit Party have collectively declared outside earnings of between 2 million and 4.5 million euros per year, making them the highest earners in the European Parliament,.. Reuters - Published
European Parliament head David Sassoli on Tuesday welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the parliament was unlawful, saying lawmakers' scrutiny.. Reuters - Published
The European Parliament head on Thursday said the bloc would not accept any Brexit deal without an Irish backstop but was willing to revive a former proposal that would keep Northern Ireland only in.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission's new internal market commissionner Sylvie Goulard was questioned by French police on Tuesday as part of an investigation into fictional jobs at the European Parliament, a.. Reuters - Published
Roberto Gualtieri, chairman of the European Parliament's economic affairs commission, has been proposed by the Democratic Party (PD) as economy minister in a new government with the 5-Star Movement, a.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission should help 121 migrants who have spent a week aboard a Spanish rescue boat to find refuge, European Parliament speaker David Sassoli said in a letter on Thursday to the EU.. Reuters - Published
Members of Labour's top policy team are angry over a decision by their party in the European Parliament to support a new Commission president, questioning an "anti-democratic" move that elected what.. Reuters - Published
Ursula von der Leyen had to dangle a range of promises on migration, taxes, climate change and the rule of law to secure even a wafer-thin margin of support in the European Parliament to become the.. Reuters - Published
Liberal lawmakers at the European Parliament will support German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission president, the leader of the group said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly,.. Reuters - Published
Two-thirds of the European Parliament's Social Democratic members will vote in favor of Ursula von der Leyen's appointment to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, party.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday.. Reuters - Published
The European Union's conservative nominee to head the executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Monday she would step down as German defense minister regardless of the outcome of the European.. Reuters - Published
The leaders of the EU's political groupings on Thursday said the European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen's nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, confirming an earlier plan, a.. Reuters - Published
Greece will hold a national election on July 7 with the conservative New Democracy party leading ruling left-wing SYRIZA by 9-11 percentage points in opinion polls after it won European Parliament.. Reuters - Published
The outgoing chairman of European Union national leaders on Thursday urged the European Parliament to approve Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the bloc's executive after some in the.. Reuters - Published
Ursula von der Leyen, appointed by EU leaders as the next head of the bloc's executive, said on Wednesday she hoped the European Parliament will give her its endorsement to take on the new job. Reuters - Published