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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's UK trade negotiator concerned about slow progress in Brexit talks [Video]

European Parliament's UK trade negotiator concerned about slow progress in Brexit talks

The European Parliament’s UK trade coordinator says the EU is concerned about slow progress in trade negotiations, as a result of Covid-19. David McAllister, a German MEP, said there were still..

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European Parliament opens doors to homeless and vulnerable amid coronavirus crisis [Video]

European Parliament opens doors to homeless and vulnerable amid coronavirus crisis

European Parliament opens doors to homeless and vulnerable amid coronavirus crisis

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Slovakia lifts last Roma settlement quarantine

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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Head of EU parliament Sassoli in self-isolation as precaution

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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EU parliament moves session from France over virus risk

The European Parliament has exceptionally moved its planned session in Strasbourg, France, next week to Brussels because of concerns about the coronavirus risk.
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Jailed Catalan leader can't temporarily serve as EU lawmaker: EU court

A jailed Catalan separatist leader elected to the European Parliament while behind bars cannot serve as an EU lawmaker or enjoy immunity while his case is heard by the European Union Court of Justice,..
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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

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..
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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..
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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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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..
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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..
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EU parliament gives final approval to Brexit deal

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to Britain's divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for Brexit to take place on Friday.
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European Parliament schedules anti-CAA resolution for discussion: All you need to know


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


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'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.
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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..
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'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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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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Jailed Catalan leader was entitled to immunity as lawmaker: EU court

A Catalan leader jailed for his role in an independence referendum deemed illegal by Spain was entitled to immunity as member of the European Parliament despite not having being able to take up his..
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Jailed Catalan separatist leader should be released, his party says

Jailed Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras should be immediately released from prison, his party said on Thursday after the Court of Justice of the European Union said he enjoyed immunity as a..
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Daughter accepts EU Parliament prize on behalf of Uighur activist

The daughter of jailed Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti accepted a European Parliament prize on his behalf on Wednesday, urging lawmakers in an address not to be "complicit in the Chinese persecution..
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Malta's PM Muscat should resign now, European Parliament tells EU leaders

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat should resign immediately to avoid risks of political interference with the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the European..
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Concerned over situation in Kashmir, important to restore normalcy: EU envoy

The European Union is concerned over the situation in Kashmir and it is important to restore the freedom of movement and normalcy there, the bloc's ambassador to India Ugo Astuto said on Tuesday. The..
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Macron ally treated as suspect in financial impropriety case: source

A French investigative judge on Friday placed Francois Bayrou, a political ally of President Emmanuel Macron, under formal investigation for suspected complicity in the misuse of European Parliament..
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EU parliamentary mission head says Malta PM should stand aside now

The head of a European Parliament delegation, dispatched to Malta to review the rule of law on the island following a scandal over the murder of a journalist, said on Tuesday Prime Minister Joseph..
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Sweden charges EU parliament member with sexual molestation

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Swedish member of the European Parliament with sexual molestation, a move challenged by the politician, Peter Lundgren of the anti-immigrant nationalist party the Sweden..
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European Parliament declares symbolic 'climate emergency' ahead of summit

European Union lawmakers declared a "climate emergency" on Thursday in a symbolic vote that heightens pressure for action against global warming at an upcoming summit.
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Incoming EU chief vows to fight 'existential' climate risks

German conservative Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament on Wednesday that fighting climate change was an "existential" challenge and she would ensure money was provided to help adapt..
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Spoof video highlights EU parliament's costly caravan to Strasbourg

As members of the European Parliament gathered in Strasbourg this week, a German politician claimed he had found a treaty loophole that could put a stop to the monthly caravan of EU lawmakers and their..
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Jailed Catalan leader could have sought immunity from European Parliament: court adviser

A jailed Catalan separatist leader elected to the European Parliament while in detention had the right to ask lawmakers to decide whether to uphold his immunity, an adviser to the European Court of..
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Jailed Catalan leader is MEP and can seek immunity: EU court adviser

A jailed Catalan separatist leader was a member of the European Parliament despite not being able to take up his seat and can seek immunity from prosecution on that basis, an adviser to the European..
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UK's stance of Kashmir being bilateral issue between India, Pak remains unchanged: Boris Johnson

Johnson's statement came in the backdrop of the two-day trip of 23 members of European Parliament to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation. The visiting EU parliamentarians on Wednesday termed the..
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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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EU MPs in Kashmir say Article 370 internal issue, stand by India in fight against terror

Terming Article 370 an internal issue of India, EU parliamentarians visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said they stand by the country in its fight against global terrorism. Addressing media on the..
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Security forces brief European Parliament members on Pakistan's role in promoting terrorism


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Good opportunity for us to see firsthand what is happening on ground: EU delegation visiting Kashmir

Nathan Gill, Member of European Parliament from Wales while leaving for Kashmir said, "It is a good opportunity for us to go into Kashmir as a foreign delegation and to be able to see firsthand..
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