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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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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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for European Parliament

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

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..

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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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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

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

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.
Reuters - Published

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


IndiaTimes - 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

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

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

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

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 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..
Reuters - Published

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 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

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Security forces brief European Parliament members on Pakistan's role in promoting terrorism


IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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