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Member of the European Parliament: Person who has been elected to 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.

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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
Independent - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Member of the European Parliament

Best of Raw Politics: Season 1 [Video]Best of Raw Politics: Season 1

It's been a dramatic first season of Raw Politics. Watch the highlight reel to see some of the best moments during the show from MEPs, journalists, students, and all other guests.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Your Call in full: Is Ursula von der Leyen qualifed to be European Commission President? [Video]Your Call in full: Is Ursula von der Leyen qualifed to be European Commission President?

Euronews' Darren McCaffrey was joined by MEPs to discuss Ursula von der Leyen's qualifications for the European Commission presidency. Watch the full episode for live coverage from Tuesday night's vote..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 36:44Published

'Salvini is a coward': Outburst as EU divisions persist on migration [Video]'Salvini is a coward': Outburst as EU divisions persist on migration

A newly-elected MEP has called Italy's Matteo Salvini a coward over his stance on migration.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 07:04Published

Nigel Farage launches attack on Emmanuel Macron and Ursula von der Leyen [Video]Nigel Farage launches attack on Emmanuel Macron and Ursula von der Leyen

Brexit Party leader launches an attack on European Commission presidential candidate Ursula von der Leyen and French president Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the European Parliament. MEPs will..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

Von der Leyen courts MEPs in bid for EU's top job [Video]Von der Leyen courts MEPs in bid for EU's top job

As part of her pitch, von der Leyen has promised a gender-equal commission and said she wants Europe to be the first "climate-neutral" continent.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 09:44Published

Raw Politics in full: von der Leyen meets with MEPs, Italy closes migrant centre [Video]Raw Politics in full: von der Leyen meets with MEPs, Italy closes migrant centre

-Von der Leyen tries to win over MEPs -Greece's new prime minister meets cabinet -Italy approves closure of migrant centre All this and more on Tuesday's episode of Raw Politics.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 48:45Published

New Hungarian MEP brings progressive, pro-European ideas to Brussels [Video]New Hungarian MEP brings progressive, pro-European ideas to Brussels

Katalin Cseh, a newly-elected Hungarian MEP, is coming to Brussels with progressive ideas. She said she's going against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's use of "scare tactics."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:11Published

Anti-Europe MEPs turn backs on Europe anthem at opening session [Video]Anti-Europe MEPs turn backs on Europe anthem at opening session

The opening of the European Parliament saw populist British representatives starting as they no doubt mean to continue.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Brexit Party MEPs turn back on EU anthem [Video]Brexit Party MEPs turn back on EU anthem

Brexit Party members turned their backs on musicians as they played the EU anthem, "Ode to Joy" at the European Parliament's plenary session on Tuesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Farage tells Euronews he won't show respect for foreign anthems 'forced upon us' [Video]Farage tells Euronews he won't show respect for foreign anthems 'forced upon us'

The leader of the Brexit Party sparked criticism at the opening of the EU Parliament, where he and his 28 fellow MEPs turned their backs as the EU's unofficial anthem — Beethoven's Ode to Joy — was..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:44Published

Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs as EU anthem is played [Video]Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs as EU anthem is played

MEPs with The Brexit Party turned their backs in an EU Parliament meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday as the union's anthem was played.

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

Lib Dems and Brexit Party in contrasting protests at European Parliament opening [Video]Lib Dems and Brexit Party in contrasting protests at European Parliament opening

Lib Dem MEPs wore 'Bollocks to Brexit' T-shirts at the EU Parliament opening ceremony. The Brexit Party also protested, as they turned their backs on the European anthem.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

 

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
Independent - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

‘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..
WorldNews - Published

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
Independent - Published

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?
BBC News - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs on European anthem during EU parliament opening ceremony

Nigel Farage's party ridiculed for anti-EU stunt
Independent - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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...
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit Party supporters heckle British-Asian MEP with shouts of 'Go home' during her acceptance speech following re-election to European Parliament

A Brexit Party candidate denied the shout was racist, accusing Neena Gill of branding Nigel Farage's group "fascists"
Independent - Published

New MEPs to watch out for

new meps to watch out for
The EU elections throw ambitious new challengers from right and left into the new parliamentary mix.
BBC News - Published

European elections 2019: Lib Dems make London MEP gains

european elections 2019: lib dems make london mep gains
The turnout for the London region was 41.3% - higher than the 37.8% turnout in the last election.
BBC News - Published

European elections 2019: Polls to take place across the UK

european elections 2019: polls to take place across the uk
UK voters will send 73 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to Brussels and Strasbourg.
BBC News - Published

The Europe Report: French-style drama in European elections campaign

On today's European election update: High drama in the French campaign as a far-left candidate calls for voters to back the far-right – earning the would-be MEP some choice insults from the far-left..
France 24 - Published

Tommy Robinson's offer to donate MEP salary to grooming victims branded 'an insult to survivors' by charities

English Defence League founder of 'exploiting the pain of survivors and their families to fuel racist hate for his own gain'
Independent - Published

European election debate: MEPs answer your questions

To mark Europe Day and ahead of the European elections, FRANCE 24 and Deutsche Welle bring you a special debate. We hear from Ana Gomes, Portuguese MEP from the Socialists & Democrats Group; Petra De..
France 24 - Published

The system used to elect our MEPs is more complicated than you think

The EU mandates systems of proportional representation be used to elect its Parliament, but leaves the detail to member states, as Sean O'Grady explains
Independent - Published

Tommy Robinson: Police investigate street brawl in which protester 'had nose broken' after milkshake attack

'That milkshake could have been acid,' MEP candidate says after two counter-protesters taken to hospital with injuries
Independent - Published

British MEPs in next EU parliament could create 'messy' situation: Katainen

The prospect of British candidates getting into the European Parliament and then leaving after Brexit could create a "messy" situation in the run-up to the selection of European Commision president,..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: 22 Labour MEP candidates sign pledge to campaign for second referendum

Move comes ahead of crucial meeting of Labour's governing body to sign off European election manifesto
Independent - Published

EU elections: What the European Parliament has been up to

eu elections: what the european parliament has been up to
Cutting phone bills abroad and tightening internet copyright – MEPs have been busy since 2014.
BBC News - Published

Labour ‘must commit to People’s Vote’ before EU elections

labour ‘must commit to people’s vote’ before eu elections
Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure by his top team, including Clive Lewis and Anneliese Dodds Labour needs to confirm its commitment to a public vote on Brexit, according to nearly 90 of its elected..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: Corbyn facing fresh pressure to commit to second referendum after 'furious' MPs condemn leaked leaflet

Almost 90 Labour MPs and MEPs demand party make 'clear commitment' to Final Say vote in manifesto for European parliament elections
Independent - Published

Tommy Robinson to stand in European Parliament election

tommy robinson to stand in european parliament election
Robinson pledged to represent "the working class of England" if elected as an Independent MEP.
BBC News - Published

European elections: Tommy Robinson 'standing as MEP for north-west England'

English Defence League founder is currently facing up to two years imprisonment in an ongoing court case
Independent - Published

EU parliamentary elections and the Brexit headache

With the Brexit deadline delayed until autumn, Britain will still be an EU member when elections for the EU Parliament begin May 23 and thus obligated to elect its own MEPs. It is a confusing state of..
France 24 - Published

Carl Benjamin: Ukip MEP candidate who made rape comment about Labour MP calls her 'giant b****'

Carl Benjamin insists he 'will not be apologising for my crimes against political correctness' amid outrage over claim he 'wouldn't even rape' MP Jess Phillips
Independent - Published

Brexit Brief: Farage, scourge of the EU, pulls ahead in the polls

brexit brief: farage, scourge of the eu, pulls ahead in the polls
British MEP and prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage is on course to defeat the U.K.’s main political parties at next month’s European Parliament elections — unless the country’s quarreling..
WorldNews - Published

EU president Donald Tusk says Brexit can be stopped: 'We cannot give into fatalism'

eu president donald tusk says brexit can be stopped: 'we cannot give into fatalism'
The president of the European Council has warned opponents of Brexit not to "give in to fatalism" and accept Britain's departure from the European Union. Speaking in the European Parliament on Tuesday..
WorldNews - Published

Furious Tory MPs will bid to oust May if UK fights Euro poll

furious tory mps will bid to oust may if uk fights euro poll
Theresa May is being warned by her mutinous MPs that they will move to oust her within weeks if the UK is forced to take part in European elections next month and extend its EU membership beyond the..
WorldNews - Published

Veggie burgers renamed 'veggie disks' under proposed new EU food labelling rules

A committee of MEPs has voted in favour of the proposed regulations
Independent - Published

The last Brits in Strasbourg? What Brexit chaos means for the UK's MEPs and their staff

Europe Correspondent Jon Stone meets Britain's politicians packing up their offices at the European parliament in Strasbourg
Independent - Published

Verhofstadt 'pretty sure' UK will return to EU one day

verhofstadt 'pretty sure' uk will return to eu one day
The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has said that he is "pretty sure" the UK will one day return to the European Union. Mr Verhofstadt made the comments in a tweet on Wednesday..
WorldNews - Published

Hungary's MEP defiant about European ultimatum: TV

A senior member of the European Parliament from Hungary's ruling Fidesz party said late on Tuesday his group would not accept conditions other MEPs set to remain part of their moderate conservative..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Luxembourg says UK could nominate MEPs to facilitate new referendum

The European Union should back any decision by Britain to hold a second Brexit referendum and could smooth the path by allowing it to nominate MEPs rather than participate in May's European Parliament..
Reuters - Published

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