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Head of EU parliament Sassoli in self-isolation as precautionThe 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.
EU Parliament to consider calling off session due to coronavirusThe 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.
EU parliament moves session from France over virus riskThe European Parliament has exceptionally moved its planned session in Strasbourg, France, next week to Brussels because of concerns about the coronavirus risk.
Jailed Catalan leader can't temporarily serve as EU lawmaker: EU courtA 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,..
European Parliament suspends visits as precaution against coronavirusThe 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.
European Parliament considering virtual meetings, plenary due to virusThe 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..
UK flags taken down at EU buildings in Brussels ahead of BrexitBritain'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..
EU parliament gives final approval to Brexit dealThe 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.
Turkey rapporteur says EU ready to discuss more refugee supportThe 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..
UK will not automatically deport EU nationals after Brexit: VerhofstadtBritain 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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Spain's top court asks EU Parliament to strip Catalan separatist leaders of immunitySpain'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.
Spain's top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be releasedSpain'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..
After court ruling, Catalan separatists get temporary badges as EU lawmakersCatalan 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..
Catalan separatist leader jailed by Spain had immunity as MEP: EU courtA jailed Catalan separatist leader was entitled to immunity as a member of the European Parliament, the EU's highest court ruled on Thursday.
Jailed Catalan leader was entitled to immunity as lawmaker: EU courtA 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..
Jailed Catalan separatist leader should be released, his party saysJailed 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..
Daughter accepts EU Parliament prize on behalf of Uighur activistThe 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..
Malta's PM Muscat should resign now, European Parliament tells EU leadersMalta'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..
Macron ally treated as suspect in financial impropriety case: sourceA 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..
EU parliamentary mission head says Malta PM should stand aside nowThe 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..
Sweden charges EU parliament member with sexual molestationProsecutors 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..
European Parliament declares symbolic 'climate emergency' ahead of summitEuropean Union lawmakers declared a "climate emergency" on Thursday in a symbolic vote that heightens pressure for action against global warming at an upcoming summit.
Incoming EU chief vows to fight 'existential' climate risksGerman 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..
Spoof video highlights EU parliament's costly caravan to StrasbourgAs 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..
Jailed Catalan leader could have sought immunity from European Parliament: court adviserA 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..
Jailed Catalan leader is MEP and can seek immunity: EU court adviserA 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..
EU awards jailed Uighur activist rights prize, angering ChinaThe 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..
In blow to China, EU gives human rights prize to jailed Uighur activistThe 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..
EU's Tusk says 'very close to final stretch' on BrexitEuropean 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..
EU parliament president welcomes Brexit deal, ready to evaluate textThe 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.
Political groups misused EU funds for 'unlawful gains': EU fraud officeMore 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.
Start of new European Commission likely delayed to December 1: EU officialsThe 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..
Center-right EU parliament group to vote against Macron's EU candidate: spokesmanThe 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..
EU parliament head says Britain now faces choice of Brexit delay or no dealEuropean 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..
UK PM Johnson told EU Parliament's Sassoli UK wants a Brexit deal: Downing StreetBritish 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..
EU parliament head says 'no progress' in Brexit talksEuropean Parliament head David Sassoli said on Tuesday after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that "there has been no progress" in Brexit talks.
Merkel to discuss Brexit with visiting European Parliament headGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would discuss Britain's expected departure from the European Union with visiting European Parliament head David Sassoli.
Liberal, socialist MEPs want 'European Way of Life' title ditchedLiberal 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..
UK's Brexit proposal rebuffed in Brussels as 'no basis' for a dealBritain'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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Top EU lawmaker says parliamentary scrutiny crucial to any Brexit dealEuropean 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..
Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECBThe 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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New EU commissioner Goulard heard by French police: sourceThe 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..