Recent News Headlines : European Parliament

MARINE LE PEN CHARGED OVER EU FUNDING SCANDAL


Griset and another FN assistant have already been charged with covering up breach of trust. Le Pen was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 0

FRANCE'S MARINE LE PEN CHARGED OVER FUNDING SCANDAL


French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 668

FEMINIST POLITICIAN AND DEATH CAMP SURVIVOR SIMONE VEIL DIES AT 89


Fellow legislators elected her president with an absolute majority, making her the first woman to head the European Parliament... READ MORE

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FRENCH POLITICIAN AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR DIES


The French politician, women's rights champion and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil has died at the age of 89... READ MORE

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FRENCH FEMINIST POLITICIAN SIMONE VEIL DIES AT 89


The office of her son Jean Veil said Friday that Simone Veil died, without providing further information... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1054

MERKEL'S CONSERVATIVES WIDEN LEAD THREE MONTHS BEFORE GERMAN VOTE


The SPD had surged from 16 points behind the CDU CSU in mid-January to a 33-32 lead in mid-February after nominating Martin Schulz as chancellor candidate... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 209

HERE'S WHY GERMANY'S LEFT HAS DWINDLING HOPES OF UNSEATING MERKEL


He served as president of the European Parliament for the past five years, stepping down in January... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 608

EU MAKES A MOVE IN BREXIT BATTLE OVER EURO CLEARING


A hugely lucrative London business could be living on borrowed time because of Brexit. The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 89

MACRON STUMBLES AT EU SUMMIT OVER CHINESE INVESTMENTS


EU leaders also urged EU institutions to swiftly implement anti-dumping measures currently under negotiation in Brussels... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

BRITAIN'S EU CITIZENS PLAN NOT SUFFICIENT


The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said no when asked whether he was any clearer about the kind of Brexit London wants... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

KEY MACRON ALLY FRANCOIS BAYROU QUITS FRENCH GOVERNMENT


Modem is under investigation for allegedly using aides receiving European Parliament salaries to perform work for the party... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 161

FRENCH DEFENSE MINISTER RESIGNS OVER INVESTIGATION INTO FAKE JOB ALLEGATIONS


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce the lineup of a new cabinet on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1036

FOR EMMANUEL MACRON THE FIGHT FOR FRANCE IS JUST BEGINNING


From Mr. Macron's point of view, Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Melenchon will, at best, fill up airtime in Parliament... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 70

FRANCE'S MACRON BEGINS FINE-TUNING TEAM AFTER PARLIAMENT SWEEP


The parliamentary boost also strengthens Macron's hand on the European stage as the EU heads into negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

IS EUROPE READY TO CASH IN? (PART 2)


In this second part of the show, we take a look at the deal from a European perspective... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

LE PEN WINS PARLIAMENTARY SEAT BUT FRENCH FAR-RIGHT PARTY STALLS


In 1986, under a proportional representation system, the FN, then led by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, won 35 seats... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 222

OFFICIAL TALKS ON BREXIT TO START MONDAY


Talks on Britain's exit from the European Union will start next Monday, it was announced Thursday... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 4

POLISH PM CRITICISED FOR MIGRANT COMMENTS DURING AUSCHWITZ MEMORIAL SERVICE


Critics have denounced Poland's prime minister for making comments during a memorial observance at Auschwitz that appeared to defend her tough anti-migrant policies... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 6

EU'S JUNCKER SAYS NO PARIS CLIMATE DEAL RENEGOTIATION


European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday rejected US President Donald Trump's suggestion that the Paris climate pact could be renegotiated... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 0

EMMANUEL MACRON'S PARTY LEADS EXIT POLL FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


France has faced a series of elections over the past 10 months, from the party primaries on the right and left, to the two-round presidential vote... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 3805

EU READY FOR BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS, MERKEL SAYS


We don't know when Brexit talks start, European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted Friday as the election results became clear... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 93

IMMIGRATION HARDLINER TO HEAD FINNS PARTY


However, Mr Halla-aho may toughen the party's nationalistic line, spelling trouble for Finland's governing coalition... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 0

GERMANY, FRANCE DRAFTING DETAILS OF DEFENSE FUND


Germany and France want to become the motor of a European defense union and implement the defense fund in a smart way, von der Leyen said... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 202

THERESA MAY'S ELECTION DEFEAT SPARKS FRESH WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY OVER BREXIT TALKS


Ryan Heath, Politico's senior EU correspondent paints a bleak picture for UK politics and predicts another election could happen in the autumn... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 238

THERESA MAY'S ELECTION DEFEAT SPARKS FRESH WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY OVER BREXIT TALKS


Ryan Heath, Politico's senior EU correspondent paints a bleak picture for UK politics and predicts another election could happen in the autumn... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 238

THERESA MAY'S ELECTION DEFEAT SPARKS FRESH WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY OVER BREXIT TALKS


Ryan Heath, Politico's senior EU correspondent paints a bleak picture for UK politics and predicts another election could happen in the autumn... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 238

THERESA MAY'S ELECTION DEFEAT SPARKS FRESH WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY OVER BREXIT TALKS


Ryan Heath, Politico's senior EU correspondent paints a bleak picture for UK politics and predicts another election could happen in the autumn... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 238

EU LAUNCHES NEW MULTIBILLION-EURO DEFENSE FUND AMID TRUMP PRESSURE, BREXIT


The fund will see EUR500 million US 563 million in EU money provided to purchase and develop military hardware in 2019 and 2020, the European Commission said... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 280

AS CHINA EYES TRADE GROWTH, EUROPE MOVES TO CALM WARY INDUSTRIES


A related provision would allow the European Commission, the EU's Brussels-based trade authority, to report on regional distortions, aiding European industries when filing dumping complaints... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 403

FRENCH PROSECUTOR OPENS INQUIRY INTO MACRON MINISTER


Ferrand has denied wrongdoing, and while hiring family as parliamentary assistants is banned in some countries, it is not illegal in France... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 655

Trending News Headlines : European Parliament

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO END VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR AMERICANS


The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 213537

E.U. LAWMAKERS CALL FOR END TO VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR AMERICANS


The Trump administration, finding itself in a tit-for-tat battle over access, would then almost certainly do the same for travelers from the European Union... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 35922

EU REACHES DEAL TO GRANT VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 50 MILLION PEOPLE


The deal on visa suspension must still be formally approved by the member states and the European Parliament... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 35902

WHOLE WORLD BENEFITS FROM A STRONG EU, JUSTIN TRUDEAU TELLS MEPS


Canadian prime minister gives rousing speech at European parliament a day after MEPs pass Ceta trade deal... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 26905

MEP WHO SAID WOMEN ARE 'SMALLER, WEAKER, LESS INTELLIGENT' AND SHOULD BE PAID LESS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY


6 13 Miriam Makeba A South African singer and civil rights activist born in Johannesburg in 1932, she was forced to work as a child following her father's death... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 23378

EU LAWMAKER SPARKS BACKLASH OVER SEXIST COMMENTS


Janusz Korwin-Mikke, 74, is a right-wing politician who represents the Silesia region of Poland... READ MORE

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MEP SAYS WOMEN ARE 'SMALLER, WEAKER, LESS INTELLIGENT' AND SHOULD BE PAID LESS


Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who has repeatedly courted controversy with his opinions, was speaking to a near-empty European Parliament during a gender pay-gap debate... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 14797

MARINE LE PEN'S FRONT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS RAIDED BY POLICE


Earlier this month Le Pen refused the demand to repay the nearly EUR300,000 ?258,000 of EU funds that a European parliament investigation alleged she misspent... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 10720

WOMEN 'WEAKER, LESS INTELLIGENT' - POLISH MEP KORWIN-MIKKE


The parliament's president is investigating whether Janusz Korwin-Mikke broke the body's rules with his remarks to fellow MEPs... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 10590

EU THREATENS TO INTRODUCE VISAS FOR US TRAVELLERS


A European Parliament statement said the EU Commission was legally obliged to temporarily reintroduce the new visa rules because of its reciprocity policy... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 8154

NEIL KINNOCK AND PETER MANDELSON AMONG PRO-EU PEERS LOOKING TO FORCE CHANGES TO BREXIT DEAL IN HOUSE OF LORDS


Many other former MEPs and European commissioners are also receiving payouts from a Brussels pension pot estimated to be worth ?10 million... READ MORE

19th February, 2017 7856

CANDLELIT DINNER FOR TWO... FIRST IT WAS IVANKA TRUMP, NOW ANGELA MERKEL IS CAPTIVATED BY JUSTIN TRUDEAU


Merkel and Trudeau of course have serious politics to discuss in their fourth face-to-face meeting, ahead of the Canadian PM addressing the EU parliament... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 7175

GERMAN STATE VOTE IS SEEN AS AN INDICATOR OF THE NATIONAL MOOD


In March, voters in Saarland, Germany's smallest state, returned Ms. Merkel's center-right party to power with 40.7 percent of the vote... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 6732

BREXIT WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 29, NO 10 REVEALS AND THERE WILL BE NO EARLY GENERAL ELECTION BEFORE 2020


The Prime Minister was expected formally to start negotiations with other EU member states last week, after Parliament had passed a law allowing talks to begin... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 5497

JUNCKER'S PARTY CALLS FOR EU-WIDE BAN ON MUSLIM VEIL


The EPP boasts both President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban as members... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 5384

FAR-RIGHT LEADERS CASH IN ON INSTITUTION THEY MOCK


Independence Party, which has no lawmakers in the British Parliament, has 20 seats in the European Parliament, including the party's former leader, Nigel Farage... READ MORE

27th April, 2017 4947

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO LIFT MARINE LE PEN IMMUNITY OVER ISIS TWEETS


Marine Le Pen immunity to prosecution lifted by European Parliament over Isis social media posts... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 4005

EU AND TURKEY LOCKED IN WAR OF WORDS OVER REFUGEE PACT


The head of the European Commission has said that the EU-Turkey refugee deal must be respected... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 3590

EUROPEAN UNION MAY CREATE NEW CLASS OF 'SUPRANATIONAL' MEPS AFTER BREXIT


A solution has to be found for the seats made vacant in the European Parliament after Brexit... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 3192

LE PENS INNER CIRCLE FUELS DOUBT ABOUT BID TO UN-DEMONIZE HER PARTY


Mr. Chatillon's company, Riwal, served as the exclusive supplier of campaign materials to the National Front in elections from 2012 to 2015... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 3145

'CHOOSING TRUDEAU OVER TRUMP': TRADE COMMITTEE CLEARS WAY FOR FINAL CETA VOTE IN BRUSSELS


Even if the 751-seat European Parliament votes for CETA, it would only enter force provisionally... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 2863

MARINE LE PEN LOSES IMMUNITY TO PROSECUTION


This is not the first time Le Pen's immunity has been lifted by the EU Parliament, which also took a similar step in 2013... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 2707

U.K. INITIATES BREXIT AND WADES INTO A THORNY THICKET


From agriculture to aviation, from fisheries to pharmaceuticals, Britain's economy has been shaped by membership in the European Union, its main trading partner... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 2225

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LIFTS MARINE LE PEN'S IMMUNITY FOR TWEETING GRUESOME IMAGES OF VIOLENCE


I think the result is clear, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, another European Parliament member, told reporters Thursday... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 1984

FRENCH POLICE SEARCH MARINE LE PEN'S PARTY HEADQUARTERS


The European Parliament EP says Le Pen, a member of the European institution since 2004, had paid FN party staff with EP funds... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 1981

'NOW WE NEED TO MAKE IT WORK,' PM TELLS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT


Trudeau has now travelled on to Berlin, where he met with German President Joachim Gauck and then joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel for an informal dinner... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 1967

9/11 CHAPEL WHICH SHELTERED RESCUE WORKERS MAY HAVE TO SHUT AS RENT SOARS


EU27 firm and fair political mandate for the Brexit talks is ready, Tusk said in a tweet not long after the summit of EU leaders began... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 1955

FRANCE'S LE PEN TURNS FAR-RIGHT PARTY INTO CONTENDER FOR POWER


Le Pen is an admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who granted her an audience in the Kremlin in March... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 1936

EUROPEAN LAWMAKERS THREATEN VISA RULES FOR AMERICANS IN SPAT OVER TRAVEL POLICIES


The European Parliament does not have the authority to change visa policies on its own... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1927

MARINE LE PEN'S CHIEF OF STAFF UNDER INVESTIGATION


Le Pen said she was challenging allegations by the European Anti-Fraud Office, which is based in Brussels... READ MORE

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