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European Parliament: Directly elected parliament of the European Union
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 705 members (MEPs). The Parliament represents the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

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European Parliament considering virtual meetings, plenary due to virus

The European Parliament is considering whether to hold its meetings and plenary sessions by teleconference instead of in person due to growing concerns about the fast-spreading coronavirus that..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: EU Parliament makes tough demands for talks

MEPs call on the UK to follow EU policies in many areas in return for an ambitious free trade deal.
BBC News - Published

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Sadiq Khan visits European Parliament in Brussels [Video]Sadiq Khan visits European Parliament in Brussels

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets European Parliament President David Sassoli in Belgium. Ahead of the visit, Mr Khan said that Londoners who are heartbroken over Brexit should be allowed to keep their..

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UK should be ‘more ambitious’ over post-Brexit EU trade, Von der Leyen tells MEPs [Video]UK should be ‘more ambitious’ over post-Brexit EU trade, Von der Leyen tells MEPs

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament’s first post-Brexit session in Strasbourg.View on euronews

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Brexit: SNP projects pro-EU message onto European Parliament [Video]Brexit: SNP projects pro-EU message onto European Parliament

The SNP projects a pro-EU message onto the European Parliament building in Brussels as the UK leaves the EU. Scotland as a country voted to remain in the european bloc, and are fighting for another..

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Tearful scenes as Union Flag lowered at European Parliament [Video]Tearful scenes as Union Flag lowered at European Parliament

There were tearful scenes in Brussels on Friday evening as the Union Flag was lowered just a few hours before the UK's departure from the EU. The Flag of Europe was raised in its stead in an official..

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Union flags taken down at European Parliament buildings [Video]Union flags taken down at European Parliament buildings

Union flags have been taken down in and outside European Parliament buildings in Brussels as the UK leaves the EU.

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UK flag comes down in Brussels on Brexit day [Video]UK flag comes down in Brussels on Brexit day

Britain's Union Flag was removed from lines of EU member state flags at the European Parliament building in Brussels on Friday evening ahead of the United Kingdom's exit from the bloc at midnight.

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Bagpipes play as Brexit Party MEPs leave EU parliament for final time [Video]Bagpipes play as Brexit Party MEPs leave EU parliament for final time

Triumphant Brexit-supporting MEPs marched out of the European Parliament for the last time on Friday as the countdown to Brexit was underway. View on euronews

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'Artificial Intelligence may be life or death for you,' says Vestager as MEPs discuss regulation [Video]'Artificial Intelligence may be life or death for you,' says Vestager as MEPs discuss regulation

Artificial intelligence is moving fast and it's something the European Parliament wants to reap the benefits of whilst ensuring its properly regulated.

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Brexit countdown: EU Parliament overwhelmingly approves departure terms [Video]Brexit countdown: EU Parliament overwhelmingly approves departure terms

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European legislators bid emotional farewell to Britain [Video]European legislators bid emotional farewell to Britain

Emotional scenes break out as UK representatives take part in their last session at the European Parliament.

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Watch: Nigel Farage in flag-waving row during Brexit bill debate [Video]Watch: Nigel Farage in flag-waving row during Brexit bill debate

Brexit Party MEPs in final stunt before leaving European Parliament. View on euronews

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European Parliament pass withdrawal deal in Brussels [Video]European Parliament pass withdrawal deal in Brussels

The EU ratifies the Brexit withdrawal agreement paving the way for UK's departure from the bloc on Friday. Freddy Tennyson reports.

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‘Auld Lang Syne’ marks Brexit deal in EU parliament [Video]‘Auld Lang Syne’ marks Brexit deal in EU parliament

The European Parliament gave final approval to Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday after nearly half a century and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

European Parliament backs Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal [Video]European Parliament backs Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

The UK will leave the European Union on Friday with a deal in place after the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement by 621 votes to 49. Pro-Remain MEPs burst into a chorus of Auld Lang..

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Farage will 'miss the drama' at EU Parliament [Video]Farage will 'miss the drama' at EU Parliament

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage reflects on being asked to leave the European Parliament following his speech in Brussels. Farage and his allies waved Union flags following the speech, with the UK set..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Brexit Party MEPs told off as they wave Union Flags in EU Parliament [Video]Brexit Party MEPs told off as they wave Union Flags in EU Parliament

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and his allies waved Union Flags as he finished his final speech in the European Parliament. As he was rebuked from the chair for the display, the Brexit Party MEPs..

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Nigel Farage gives final news conference on last working day as EU lawmaker [Video]Nigel Farage gives final news conference on last working day as EU lawmaker

Farage, leader of the Brexit party, says that Britain had a full choice between committing to the EU or leaving.

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British European Parliament members pack up their belongings ahead of Brexit [Video]British European Parliament members pack up their belongings ahead of Brexit

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Conflicting emotions as MEPs from the UK prepare to leave the European Parliament [Video]Conflicting emotions as MEPs from the UK prepare to leave the European Parliament

They're heading into their final plenary session before they come out of the EP at the end of the month. View on euronews

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MEPs warn of ‘grave concerns’ over post-Brexit citizens’ rights [Video]MEPs warn of ‘grave concerns’ over post-Brexit citizens’ rights

A European Parliament resolution accuses the British government of failing to safeguard the future of EU nationals living in the UK.View on euronews

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Catalan leaders recognised by European Parliament as MEPs [Video]Catalan leaders recognised by European Parliament as MEPs

The European Parliament has recognised the Catalan independentist leader, Oriol Junqueras, as an MEP. It comes despite the fact that he has been sentenced to thirteen years in prison and that the..

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EU executive promises new strategy to fight cancer

eu executive promises new strategy to fight cancer
The European Commission will present a new strategy to fight cancer by the end of the year, its president Ursula von der Leyen, who lost her younger sister to the disease, told the European Parliament..
WorldNews - Published

Number of BAME members of the European Parliament falls by 20% with Brexit

Campaigners fear racism will become even less of a priority in Brussels following UK departure
Independent - Published

EU leaders send message of unity, hope as UK departs

eu leaders send message of unity, hope as uk departs
BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Top European Union (EU) leaders sent a message of unity and hope on the day of the United Kingdom's departure, vowing that a smaller bloc would not translate into a weaker..
WorldNews - Published

UK flags taken down at EU buildings in Brussels ahead of Brexit

Britain's Union Jack was removed from lines of EU member state flags at the European Council and European Parliament buildings in Brussels on Friday evening ahead of the United Kingdom's exit from the..
Reuters - Published

‘Every choice has its consequences’: EU leaders issue Brexit warning as they lament UK’s imminent exit

‘every choice has its consequences’: eu leaders issue brexit warning as they lament uk’s imminent exit
The presidents of the EU‘s three major institutions have heralded Brexit Day with an apparent warning to the UK: “every choice has its consequences”. European Commission president Ursula von der..
WorldNews - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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Here's the latest for Thursday January 30th: Senate impeachment trial witness vote could come Friday; People buying masks due to coronavirus; L.A. church raided in immigration fraud bust; European..
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Brexit: Tears and Auld Lang Syne as MEPs back terms

There were emotional moments as members of the European Parliament backed the terms of the UK's exit.
BBC News - Published

European Parliament puts off vote on anti-CAA resolution

The groups, which jointly introduced the anti-CAA resolution — from centre-right to far-left — account for more than 500 MEPs in the 751-member house. But when the resolution was taken up, of the..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

European Parliament gives final approval to Brexit deal

Britain’s departure from the European Union was set in law Wednesday as, amid emotional scenes, the bloc’s parliament voted to ratify the divorce papers.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Vote on anti-CAA motion in European Parliament delayed till March, debate goes ahead

A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), has been placed on the final agenda for debate..
IndiaTimes - Published

Final stage before Brexit done as European Parliament approves Boris Johnson's deal

The European Parliament has approved Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for Britain to leave the bloc.
Independent - Published

'Put your flags away, and take them with you': European Parliament speaker scolds Brexit MEPs as they wave Union Jacks

Nigel Farage gives final speech to European Parliament
Independent - Published

Second EU referendum would not be 'wholly unreasonable' after Brexit, says Nigel Farage

Brexit Party leader says he will miss being the 'pantomime villain' of the European Parliament
Independent - Published

'I'm not going to make the best of it' Britain's last MEPs retreat from the European Parliament

As Britain withdraws its representation from Brussels, Jon Stone speaks to MEPs packing up their offices
Independent - Published

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.
France 24 - Published

European Parliament schedules anti-CAA resolution for discussion: All you need to know


IndiaTimes - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla writes to EU Parliament President on resolutions against CAA

Om Birla has penned down a letter to the EU President David Maria Sassoli saying that it is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgment on another.
DNA - Published

Brexit: Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid farewell

It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
BBC News - Published

India ramps up efforts to counter anti-CAA move in European Parliament

PM Modi is scheduled to visit Brussels in March for the India-EU summit while foreign minister S Jaishankar is expected to visit in mid-February. India is ramping up diplomacy in Brussels and..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Respect sovereign processes of fellow legislatures': Om Birla to EU Parliament prez over CAA resolution


IndiaTimes - Published

'Doesn't reflect official position': EU Foreign Office on anti-CAA resolutions in European Union Parliament

Six resolutions have been tabled in the EU Parliament against the controversial citizenship act.
DNA - Published

Rethink move against CAA, India tells EU

​​​With the European Union Parliament set to introduce an anti-CAA resolution, the govt on Sunday urged sponsors and supporters of the draft to engage with India to get a full and accurate..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Matter entirely internal': India on anti-CAA resolutions in EU Parliament

More than 600 of 751 members of the EU Parliament are part of the six groups that have tabled the resolutions.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Turkey rapporteur says EU ready to discuss more refugee support

The European Union is prepared to discuss further support for Turkey over refugees from Syria, the European Parliament's new rapporteur on Turkey said on Friday, describing cooperation over the issue..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal clears first hurdle in European Parliament

MEPs on committee overwhelmingly back deal
Independent - Published

Brexit Party MEP complains about UK losing representation in European Parliament after Brexit

June Mummery said EU rules would still apply to Britain but that it would have no say
Independent - Published

UK will not automatically deport EU nationals after Brexit: Verhofstadt

Britain will not automatically deport European Union citizens who have not applied for the right to remain in the country after Brexit, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said on..
Reuters - Published

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable

European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.
BBC News - Published

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
Independent - Published

Fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont becomes EU legislator

fugitive catalan leader carles puigdemont becomes eu legislator
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has taken his seat as a member of the European Parliament in Strasbourg despite facing an arrest warrant against him in Spain. The former Catalan president and new EU..
WorldNews - Published

Catalan separatists take seats as EU lawmakers, promise to push secession

Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin took their seats in the European Parliament on Monday, vowing to force their secessionist cause onto Europe's agenda just days after Spain..
Reuters - Published

Spanish judge seeks end of EU immunity for Catalan fugitives

spanish judge seeks end of eu immunity for catalan fugitives
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge asked the European Parliament on Friday to strip the Catalonia region's ex-leader and another fugitive Catalan politician of the legal immunity they have..
WorldNews - Published

Spain's top court asks EU Parliament to strip Catalan separatist leaders of immunity

Spain's Supreme Court on Friday formally asked the European Parliament to strip Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin of their immunity as members of parliament.
Reuters - Published

Spain's top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be released

spain's top court says jailed catalan separatist cannot be released
Spain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it had told the European Parliament that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras will not be released from prison to claim his seat as an MEP despite an EU..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

After court ruling, Catalan separatists get temporary badges as EU lawmakers

Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin received temporary accreditation as members of the European Parliament on Friday, a day after the European Union's highest court issued a..
Reuters - Published

Catalan separatist politicians win new EU legal victory

catalan separatist politicians win new eu legal victory
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Friday overturned a decision preventing fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from taking a seat in the European Parliament, in a fresh..
WorldNews - Published

EU calls for sanctions on China over Uighurs

eu calls for sanctions on china over uighurs
The European Parliament has called for targeted sanctions to be imposed against Chinese officials over the treatment of the Uighur minority, in a fresh attack against Beijing. MEPs said tools used so..
WorldNews - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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