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New EU climate law is 'surrender', says Greta [Video]

New EU climate law is 'surrender', says Greta

EU leaders unveiled their new environment plan while Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was in town - but if they were hoping to impress her, they failed. Lucy Fielder reports.

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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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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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Left parties: Why foreign delegation allowed in J&K while Indian political parties prevented

CPM general-secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday questioned why members of the European Parliament were being "welcomed" in Jammu and Kashmir when Indian political leaders had been prevented from doing..
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Members of European Parliament call on PM Modi, to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

In October, the authorities had restored postpaid mobile services and also allowed tourists to visit the region.
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EU MPs' delegation meets PM Modi ahead of planned J&K visit

The Prime Minister told the European Parliament members that urgent action must be taken against all those who support or sponsor terrorists or support such activities and organizations or use..
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EU awards jailed Uighur activist rights prize, angering China

The European Parliament awarded its annual prize for the defense of human rights on Thursday to jailed ethnic Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti, angering Beijing which called him a criminal and a..
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In blow to China, EU gives human rights prize to jailed Uighur activist

The European Parliament gave on Thursday its annual prize for the defense of human rights to Ilham Tohti, its president David Sassoli said, a blow to China where the Uighur activist is serving a life..
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EU's Tusk says 'very close to final stretch' on Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the..
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EU parliament president welcomes Brexit deal, ready to evaluate text

The president of the European Parliament said on Thursday that the assembly was ready to evaluate and possibly ratify the new text on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
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Political groups misused EU funds for 'unlawful gains': EU fraud office

More than 500,000 euros of funds granted by the European Parliament to two pan-European political groups were misused by their members, the European Commission's anti-fraud watchdog said on Wednesday.
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Start of new European Commission likely delayed to December 1: EU officials

The launch of the new European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, is likely to be delayed by a month because the European Parliament has rejected three candidates proposed by EU..
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Center-right EU parliament group to vote against Macron's EU candidate: spokesman

The largest group in the European Parliament will vote against French President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for the new European Commission, a spokesman for the European People's Party said on..
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EU parliament head says Britain now faces choice of Brexit delay or no deal

European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Wednesday that "not much progress" has been made in Brexit talks and that Britain must now ask for a delay to its Oct. 31 departure date or crash out..
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UK PM Johnson told EU Parliament's Sassoli UK wants a Brexit deal: Downing Street

British prime minister Boris Johnson told the European Parliament's president, David Sassoli, he wanted to leave the European Union with a deal, a Downing Street spokesperson said after they held talks..
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EU parliament head says 'no progress' in Brexit talks

European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Tuesday after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that "there has been no progress" in Brexit talks.
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Merkel to discuss Brexit with visiting European Parliament head

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would discuss Britain's expected departure from the European Union with visiting European Parliament head David Sassoli.
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Liberal, socialist MEPs want 'European Way of Life' title ditched

Liberal and socialist lawmakers at the European Parliament called on Thursday for a new title of European Commission Vice President for Protecting our European Way of Life to be scrapped because of its..
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UK's Brexit proposal rebuffed in Brussels as 'no basis' for a deal

Britain's proposals for a Brexit deal were widely rebuffed in Brussels on Thursday, with a European Parliament group saying it was not "a basis for agreement" and a senior EU official saying it took..
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EU sees UK Brexit proposal 'no basis for a deal': sources

A European Parliament Brexit group believes that the proposals put forward by the British government on Wednesday "do not represent a basis for an agreement", according to the draft of a statement seen..
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The best paid European lawmakers? The Brexit Party

The 28 lawmakers from Britain's Brexit Party have collectively declared outside earnings of between 2 million and 4.5 million euros per year, making them the highest earners in the European Parliament,..
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Top EU lawmaker says parliamentary scrutiny crucial to any Brexit deal

European Parliament head David Sassoli on Tuesday welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the parliament was unlawful, saying lawmakers' scrutiny..
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Pakistan provides sanctuary to terrorists, promote terrorism in India: European Union MPs

In a major blow to Pakistan, several Ministers of European Parliament (MEPs) have called out the Islamic nation for providing "sanctuary" to terrorists and for promoting terrorism across LoC in India.
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Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECB

The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post.
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EU parliament head says backstop must be part of Brexit deal

The European Parliament head on Thursday said the bloc would not accept any Brexit deal without an Irish backstop but was willing to revive a former proposal that would keep Northern Ireland only in..
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New EU commissioner Goulard heard by French police: source

The European Commission's new internal market commissionner Sylvie Goulard was questioned by French police on Tuesday as part of an investigation into fictional jobs at the European Parliament, a..
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EU parliament commission head proposed as Italy's new Finance Minister: source

Roberto Gualtieri, chairman of the European Parliament's economic affairs commission, has been proposed by the Democratic Party (PD) as economy minister in a new government with the 5-Star Movement, a..
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Abrogation of Article 370 will help curb terrorism, says European Parliament member

In an article published in the European Parliament's monthly newspaper, MEP Tomas Zdechovsky said that such terrorist groups are spreading violence in the Kashmir valley and PoK. These armed groups..
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EU parliament chief urges Juncker to help migrants aboard Spanish ship

The European Commission should help 121 migrants who have spent a week aboard a Spanish rescue boat to find refuge, European Parliament speaker David Sassoli said in a letter on Thursday to the EU..
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Italy pledges to complete rail link with France, EU official says

Italy has written to the European Union pledging to complete a rail link with France, according to the European Parliament president David Sassoli.
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Senior UK Labour members challenge decision to back new EU Commission chief

Members of Labour's top policy team are angry over a decision by their party in the European Parliament to support a new Commission president, questioning an "anti-democratic" move that elected what..
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Von der Leyen cracks EU parliament nut, national leaders will prove tougher

Ursula von der Leyen had to dangle a range of promises on migration, taxes, climate change and the rule of law to secure even a wafer-thin margin of support in the European Parliament to become the..
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Von der Leyen vows 'united and strong' Europe after voted in as Commission chief

Ursula von der Leyen promised a "united and strong" European Union after being narrowly confirmed by the European Parliament as the next head of the executive Commission.
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EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head

The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly,..
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Most Social Democrats to back von der Leyen as commission president: party sources

Two-thirds of the European Parliament's Social Democratic members will vote in favor of Ursula von der Leyen's appointment to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, party..
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EU liberal lawmakers to back von der Leyen as next EU commission head: chairman

Liberal lawmakers at the European Parliament will support German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission president, the leader of the group said on Tuesday.
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Merkel says new German defence minister will quickly succeed von der Leyen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday..
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Germany's von der Leyen to resign as defense minister regardless of European Parliament vote

The European Union's conservative nominee to head the executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Monday she would step down as German defense minister regardless of the outcome of the European..
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EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16: spokesman

The leaders of the EU's political groupings on Thursday said the European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen's nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, confirming an earlier plan, a..
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Factbox: Main policies of Greece's July 7 election rivals

Greece will hold a national election on July 7 with the conservative New Democracy party leading ruling left-wing SYRIZA by 9-11 percentage points in opinion polls after it won European Parliament..
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EU's Tusk urges European Parliament to confirm von der Leyen

The outgoing chairman of European Union national leaders on Thursday urged the European Parliament to approve Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the bloc's executive after some in the..
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German appointee to lead EU executive hopes for parliamentary approval

Ursula von der Leyen, appointed by EU leaders as the next head of the bloc's executive, said on Wednesday she hoped the European Parliament will give her its endorsement to take on the new job.
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'Green wave' has little impact on EU top jobs' carve-up

Despite an unprecedented surge in the recent European Parliament elections, the Greens were overlooked for the legislature's presidency and indeed for any of the bloc's other top jobs.
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Italian socialist Sassoli elected EU Parliament speaker

The European Parliament elected Italian socialist lawmaker David Sassoli on Wednesday as its speaker for the next 2-1/2 years, completing the round of appointments for the bloc's top jobs after EU..
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EU Commission appointee von der Leyen to seek parliament approval

German Ursula von der Leyen, appointed by European Union leaders as the next head of the bloc's executive, will attend later on Wednesday a session of the European Parliament, the approval of which she..
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Italy's Sassoli likely to be next EU parliament speaker after socialists back him

The group of socialists in the European Parliament backed Italian lawmaker David Sassoli on Tuesday as their candidate for the presidency of the chamber, making him the most likely next speaker of the..
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Factbox: EU leaders' tentative agreement on top jobs

The European Union's national leaders reached a tentative deal on Tuesday on who should hold the bloc's most prominent positions for the next five years, diplomatic sources said, but the package hit..
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European Parliament kicks off new term with protests, more women

The European Parliament opened for a new term on Tuesday with the highest number of women ever but short of three pro-independence Catalan members who were barred from joining as hundreds protested..
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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..
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