Member of the European Parliament

Person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament

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Member of the European Parliament: Person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament
A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament.

EU 'not prepared for next pandemic', say MEPs [Video]

EU 'not prepared for next pandemic', say MEPs

MEPs from the European Parliament's committee responsible for public health have said that the EU will not be ready for another pandemic, unless more funds are put towards it.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:44Published
EU's priorities in Africa should be rule of law, equality and democracy, says MEP [Video]

EU's priorities in Africa should be rule of law, equality and democracy, says MEP

"Our priorities in Europe have to be the same in the agenda with Africa: equality, rule of law and democracy," said MEP Iratxe Garcia. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:50Published
Brexit: Former Conservative MEP implores party not to vote Withdrawal Agreement overriding [Video]

Brexit: Former Conservative MEP implores party not to vote Withdrawal Agreement overriding

Sajjad Karim says the attempt to override the Withdrawal Agreement is 'an absolute non-starter'.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:17Published

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Hold Pakistan accountable for the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir: Member of European Parliament

Talking about the role of Islamabad in "illegally" occupying a part of Kashmir and dethroning its erstwhile ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, Member of European Parliament Fulvio Martusciello has urged the..
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EU calls for boycott, isolation and sanctions against Russia

eu calls for boycott, isolation and sanctions against russia
The European Union wants to isolate Russia. To be more precise, the EU wants to "to continue the isolation" of Russia against the background of what happened to Russian opposition activist and blogger..
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European Parl. excludes Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community for crimes against Rohingya

european parl. excludes suu kyi from sakharov prize community for crimes against rohingya
The European Parliament has formally removed Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the "Sakharov Prize community" because of her "acceptance" of state-sponsored crimes against the persecuted..
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Majority of MEPs demand improvement of EU budget

majority of meps demand improvement of eu budget
BRUSSELS, July 23 (Xinhua) -- A sizeable majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Thursday demanded significant changes to the European Union's (EU) 2021-2027 budget, which was agreed..
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The German MEP leading the fight against racism in Brussels

the german mep leading the fight against racism in brussels
Exclusive: Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first MEP of African origin, talks of her ‘traumatising’ encounter with police and her struggle against discrimination in the EU Pierrette..
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Brexit: Departing MEPs leave their mark on art project

Artist Elaine Robertson asked British MEPs in Brussels to add their fingerprints to a canvas.
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CAA internal matter of India, will continue to remain engaged with European Parliament members: MEA

Asserting that the CAA is an internal matter of India, the MEA said it has noted the EU Parliament's decision to not put to vote a resolution on the citizenship law and will continue to engage with the..
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British MEPs pack their bags ahead of Brexit

Two days before Brexit goes into effect, European Parliament members from the United Kingdom are turning the page on Europe and saying their goodbyes.
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European Parliament: MEPs set to approve Brexit deal in historic vote

MEPs are set to back the terms of the UK's departure from the EU in a landmark session in Brussels.
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UK will rejoin EU as younger voters realise Brexit is mistake, says Verhofstadt

'Britain is taking a sabbatical,' says Labour MEP​
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Brexit: European Parliament has 'grave concerns' about Home Office EU citizen settlement scheme

MEPs says citizens could face discrimination because of lack of protections and certainty
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Labour leadership: 'Tough old bird' Emily Thornberry says she will make it through to next round

Contenders to succeed Jeremy Corbyn need backing of 22 party MPs or MEPs by Monday to stay in the race
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Catalan separatist leader jailed by Spain had immunity as MEP: EU court

A jailed Catalan separatist leader was entitled to immunity as a member of the European Parliament, the EU's highest court ruled on Thursday.
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EU court to rule on jailed Catalan leader's rights

eu court to rule on jailed catalan leader's rights
In most cases, ECJ judges follow the advocate general's advice. Last month, the ECJ's top legal adviser, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, argued that taking an oath to respect the Spanish constitution..
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UK's Brexit Party loses four European lawmakers to Conservatives

Britain's Brexit Party said on Thursday that four of its elected members of the European parliament (MEPs) had left the party to support the governing Conservatives in the British election on Dec. 12.
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General election: Nigel Farage suffers major blow as three Brexit Party MEPs resign to join Tories

Annunziata Rees-Mogg says: 'Conservatives are the only option for Brexit supporters and democrats alike'
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Brexit Party MEP shut down after questioning economic credentials of Green Party MEP, who informs him she is a professor of economics

'I think Mr Rowland stands corrected,' said chair after Richard Rowland humiliated in chamber
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Valley visit of MEPs was a private tour: MHA to House

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MEPs approve Thierry Breton as France’s European Commissioner

European Parliament members approved French businessman Thierry Breton as France’s European Commissioner on Thursday, according to sources, after a grilling final hearing focused on conflict of..
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What Britain's general election looks like from the EU parliament in Brussels

The Independent's Europe Correspondent Jon Stone finds that the election means different things to different MEPs
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Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall: From Cold War to new hybrid war?

A distinguished panel debates the legacy of the fall of the Berlin Wall. MEPs from the countries at the centre of the 1989 political earthquake get into lively exchanges on Russia, gas, and especially..
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MEPs may be invited to parliament and speak in favour of govt, says Chidambaram as he exits court

Twenty-three members of the European Parliament visited Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day trip to assess the situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370. This is the third time that the..
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European lawmakers to visit Kashmir; PM Modi, NSA Doval brief them on situation

Ahead of their two-day Kashmir visit, members of European Parliamentarians (MEPs) met PM Modi, who categorically told them that an urgent action was needed against those supporting and sponsoring..
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MEPs vote down Macron's nominee for European Commission internal market post

European Parliament lawmakers on Thursday voted overwhelmingly against approving the candidacy of Sylvie Goulard, French President Emmanuel Macron’s choice to join the European Commission as a top..
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Liberal, socialist MEPs want 'European Way of Life' title ditched

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..
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Tusk ‘fully behind Ireland’ as MEPs reject UK Brexit proposals

tusk ‘fully behind ireland’ as meps reject uk brexit proposals
European Council president Donald Tusk has said the EU stands “fully behind Ireland” after the UK published its new Brexit proposals, adding in a tweet that the union remains “open but still..
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Brexit: MEPs reject UK border plan as Dublin hardens its stance

brexit: meps reject uk border plan as dublin hardens its stance
Boris Johnson’s plan to break the Brexit deadlock over the Irish border have been rejected by an influential committee of European parliamentarians, in a blow to hopes of securing agreement from the..
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Tory MEPs hiring new staff to start in Brussels in November despite Boris Johnson 'do or die' Brexit pledge to leave in October

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Brexit Party MEP has whip withdrawn over 'likely conflict of interest'

West Midlands MEP no longer affiliated with Nigel Farage's party, spokesman confirms
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Brexit Party MEPs earn four times more money on top of their EU salaries than any other party

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‘Freeze Brexit until 2024’, say MEPs from Macron’s EU group

‘freeze brexit until 2024’, say meps from macron’s eu group
Members of the European parliamentary group that includes French president Emmanuel Macron’s party want a five-year delay to Brexit, it has emerged, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was told the EU is..
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Nathalie Loiseau: 'We are in the middle of Brexit madness and it is extremely sad'

Our guest is Nathalie Loiseau, a former French Europe minister and now French MEP for Renew Europe. She spoke to FRANCE 24 during a week that's seen the UK plunge into uncharted constitutional..
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Brexit: Cross-party group of 40 MEPs sign pledge to work together to keep EU membership on the table

The MEP delegations of Labour, Greens, Liberal Democrats, Alliance, Plaid Cymru, and the SNP will formally cooperate
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'Shocking' decision to resume fracking in Lancashire condemned by campaigners

'We should be banning fracking and transitioning to a low carbon society with great urgency,' says Gina Dowding, Green Party MEP
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EU will be ready for no-deal Brexit, Barnier says in message to Johnson

eu will be ready for no-deal brexit, barnier says in message to johnson
Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said the European Union will be ready if Boris Johnson pursues a no-deal strategy. He said he was waiting to hear from the Tory leader about his..
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Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt savages 'irresponsible' Boris Johnson as MEPs vow to veto his plan to ditch backstop

Parliament's Brexit steering group says backstop is not up for renegotiation
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Von der Leyen acknowledges bitterness over spitzenkandidat demise

von der leyen acknowledges bitterness over spitzenkandidat demise
A clearly relieved Ursula von der Leyen was adamant after her election as European Commission president that, as the German expression has it, “a majority is a majority” – so that’s where it..
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‘Felt-duped’: New pro-EU Green Party freshman slams ‘clueless’ Brussels politicians

‘felt-duped’: new pro-eu green party freshman slams ‘clueless’ brussels politicians
A newly-elected British Green Party MEP, who has been a passionate EU supporter before entering Parliament, has given a damning verdict on his first two weeks – insisting that they don’t have..
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Brexit Party MEPs branded 'extremists' for Ode to Joy stunt: 'We would never turn our back on the British anthem'

Spokesperson for parliament's largest group criticises Nigel Farage's party
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The MEP who 'doesn't intend to try to fit in'

Who is Magid Magid and what barriers has he overcome to take his seat at the European Parliament?
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Black MEP claims he was asked to leave EU parliament on first day

black mep claims he was asked to leave eu parliament on first day
Green party’s Magid Magid says although he is ‘visibly different’ he will not ‘try to fit in’ A black MEP claims he was asked to leave the European parliament building in Strasbourg by an..
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MEPs choose new European Parliament president

Voting begins for a new speaker, a day after EU leaders made their choices for the bloc's top jobs.
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Assange, Brexit Protests Staged During Opening Session Of New European Parliament

assange, brexit protests staged during opening session of new european parliament
A number of protests were staged on Tuesday as the European Parliament reopened in Strasbourg, including several pro-Brexit MEPs who refused to stand for the playing of the European anthem and two new..
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Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs on EU anthem

Members of Britain's Brexit Party turned their backs on the EU anthem on Tuesday as it was played live at the opening of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in a move that other lawmakers branded..
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Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs on European anthem during EU parliament opening ceremony

Nigel Farage's party ridiculed for anti-EU stunt
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Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job

Spain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in..
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76 MEPs back Catalan separatists blocked from collecting European Parliament credentials: letter

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..
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Spanish supreme court blocks newly elected Catalan separatist MEP from taking seat

spanish supreme court blocks newly elected catalan separatist mep from taking seat
The Spanish supreme court has blocked a Catalan separatist MEP elected last month from taking his seat in the European Parliament. Oriol Junqueras is one of a...
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Spain court blocks jailed Catalan separatist from collecting MEP credentials

Spain's Supreme Court on Friday denied Catalan separatist Oriol Junqueras, in jail awaiting a ruling of charges related to his part in the region's 2017 independence bid, permission to leave jail to..
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MEPs create biggest far-right group in European parliament

meps create biggest far-right group in european parliament
ID’s influence doubtful, however, after falling short of aim of being third biggest bloc Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini’s MEPs have joined forces with anti-immigration parties across Europe to..
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