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European Parliament: Directly elected parliament of the European Union
The European Parliament (EP) is one of three legislative branches of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European legislation, commonly on the proposal of the European Commission. The Parliament is composed of 705 members (MEPs). It represents the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

EU plans for health union to boost pandemic preparedness [Video]

EU plans for health union to boost pandemic preparedness

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Wednesday her plans for a European Health Union during her first State of the Union address to the European Parliament. But what will..

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Michel Barnier departs London’s EU liaison office [Video]

Michel Barnier departs London’s EU liaison office

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was greeted by reporters as he departed the European Parliament’s Liaison Office in London on Thursday. Mr Barnier is in the UK capital..

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Brexit: European Parliament says it won't 'consent' to watered-down trade deal

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Slovakia lifted a quarantine on the last of five Roma settlements that were closed off in April to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, a member of the European Parliament and the country's..
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EU leaders to hold coronavirus video conference on March 26

European Union leaders will hold another video conference on March 26 to discuss the impact of coronavirus, a top official said on Thursday, the same day the European Parliament plans to increase EU..
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EU assembly to meet on March 26 to approve coronavirus measures

The European Parliament is set to approve special measures on March 26 to soften the sudden economic impact of coronavirus, including releasing 37 billion euros ($39.48 billion) of European Union funds..
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The president of the European Parliament Davide Sassoli said on Tuesday he was in self-isolation at his Brussels home as a precaution after having traveled to Italy.
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EU Parliament to consider calling off session due to coronavirus

The European Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider calling off this week's plenary session of the EU assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak, two officials said.
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European Parliament suspends visits as precaution against coronavirus

The European Parliament will limit access to visitors for three weeks, its president said on Monday, as part of precautionary measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
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European Parliament considering virtual meetings, plenary due to virus

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