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Who’s who: Overview of #EuropeanParliament leadership at start of 2019-2024 term

Who’s who: Overview of #EuropeanParliament leadership at start of 2019-2024 term

| July 10, 2019

MEPs elected the Parliament president as well as vice-presidents and quaestors in July 2019. Find out who was chosen for Parliament’s key posts. Together with the Parliament president, vice-presidents and quaestors make up the bureau, which takes decisions on matters of internal organisation for the institution. While the president oversees all Parliament’s work and represents […]

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#EuropeanParliament starts new term with seven political groups

#EuropeanParliament starts new term with seven political groups

| July 4, 2019

Seat distribution by political group. NI stands for non-attached MEPs, who do not belong to any political group  As the new European Parliament meets for the first time 2 July, MEPs have formed seven political groups. Read on to find out more. Ever since the results of the European elections have been in, newly-elected MEPs […]

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MEPs choose #DavidSassoli as new #EuropeanParliamentPresident

MEPs choose #DavidSassoli as new #EuropeanParliamentPresident

| July 3, 2019

Italian former journalist David Sassoli has been selected as the new president of the European Parliament, writes the BBC. Sassoli, 63, received the support of 345 out of a total of 667 MEPs in the second round of voting in Strasbourg. The centre-left politician beat three other candidates and will assume the role of assembly […]

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First round of voting for #EuropeanParliamentPresident complete

First round of voting for #EuropeanParliamentPresident complete

| July 3, 2019

Four candidates (L-R) Ska KELLER (Greens/EFA, DE); Sira REGO (GUE/NGL, ES); David-Maria SASSOLI (S&D, IT); Jan ZAHRADIL (ECR, CZ)©EU-2019-EP  No winner announced, the same candidates to compete in the second round. The result of the first round of voting is as follows: Votes cast: 735 Blank or invalid votes: 73 Valid votes cast: 662 Absolute […]

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#BrexitParty MEPs turn their backs on EU anthem

#BrexitParty MEPs turn their backs on EU anthem

| July 3, 2019

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 disgraceful and pathetic, writes Reuters Television. The party launched by prominent Brexiteer Nigel Farage in April won 29 seats in […]

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#EuropeanElections2019 – What’s next?

#EuropeanElections2019 – What’s next?

| June 12, 2019

What happens now the new Parliament has been elected? Learn more about the next steps below. Between 23 and 26 May, Europeans voted to elect the 751 MEPs to represent them for the next five years. It will be up to those MEPs to elect the next European Commission President and approve the whole Commission […]

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EU parliament postpones #Farage hearing on funding to 13 June

EU parliament postpones #Farage hearing on funding to 13 June

| June 7, 2019

The European Parliament postponed on Wednesday (5 June) a hearing for British Brexit party leader Nigel Farage (pictured) to assess whether he broke funding rules by failing to declare expenses covered by Brexit backer Arron Banks, writes Daphne Psaledaki. Parliament’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Conduct delayed the hearing until June 13 after Farage refused […]

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