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[Ticker] Parliament must publish 'trilogue' documents, court says

Added: 22.03.2018 9:41 | 5 views | 0 comments

on Thursday that the European Parliament "must in principle" grant access to documents related to the so-called trilogues - the behind-closed-doors legislative talks between MEPs, member states and the European Commission. It said that citizens "must be in a position to follow in detail the decision-making process" and "have access to all relevant information."

Added: 21.03.2018 7:54 | 6 views | 0 comments

German MEP Udo Bullmann was on Tuesday evening elected the new president of the S&D group in the European Parliament, following Gianni Pittella, who gave up his seat in the parliament when elected a member of the Italian senate in March. The 61-year old university lecturer has been a member of the European Parliament since 1999 and will be heading the assembly's second largest political group, with 188 members.

[Ticker] European elections set for 23-26 May 2019

Added: 20.03.2018 12:41 | 6 views | 0 comments

The next European elections will be held on 23-26 May 2019, EU member states agreed on Tuesday after the dates were proposed by the European Parliament. The vote will take place between a Thursday and a Sunday, according to national traditions. The dates will be definitively approved in June.

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[Opinion] 'Denial' - is meat the new climate change?

Added: 20.03.2018 7:59 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament's agriculture committee meets on Tuesday, with speculation that the EPP will vote against a report on the EU plant protein plan if it mentions switching away from animals to plant-based diets.

[Ticker] EU parliament to investigate Facebook data 'breach'

Added: 19.03.2018 13:43 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament will investigate how Cambridge Analytica, a US company, obtained the data of about 50 million users of Facebook. The case, which was newspaper over the weekend, is "an unacceptable violation of our citizens' privacy rights," the parliament's president Antonio Tajani said on Monday, adding that his institution will "call digital platforms to account."

EU lawmakers to investigate alleged misuse of Facebook users' data

Added: 19.03.2018 11:56 | 13 views | 0 comments

EU lawmakers will investigate whether the data of more than 50 million Facebook users has been misused, the head of European Parliament said on Monday.


[Ticker] MEPs accept Amsterdam as seat for EU medicines agency

Added: 15.03.2018 13:27 | 10 views | 0 comments

The plenary of the European Parliament voted on Thursday, with 507 against 112, to approve the decision that the European Medicines Agency should move from London to Amsterdam, due to Brexit. None of the amendments tabled by mostly Italian MEPs to reject the proposal attracted more than 129 votes. The parliament did stress it was not happy with the new HQ-selection procedure, in which it was not involved.

[Visual Data] Meet the European Parliament's twittersphere

Added: 15.03.2018 10:50 | 8 views | 0 comments

The first post in a 'deep-dive' analysis of who tweets from the European Parliament, when - and why.

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EU, North Korea in secret talks for last 3 years

Added: 14.03.2018 21:00 | 8 views | 0 comments

March 15, 2018 5:00 AM
STRASBOURG (France) • A European Parliament delegation said yesterday that it has been conducting secret talks with North Korea over the last three years to try and persuade Pyongyang to negotiate an end to its nuclear programme.


Anti-austerity Portuguese PM warns of financial crisis risks

Added: 14.03.2018 14:36 | 13 views | 0 comments

Portugal's prime minister Antonio Costa, who vowed to fight austerity when elected into government in 2015, told the European parliament that the future of Europe depends, in part, on fiscal and economic convergence.

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