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New far-right alliance in European Parliament
14 Jun 2019 at 6:18am
Before the European elections there was a lot of talk about a nationalist wave ? well, that didn't quite materialize, but the far-right parties see themselves as a force to be reckoned with. This week they gave birth to a new parliamentary group.
The Brief: Companies, EU citizens still adapting to GDPR data regulations
13 Jun 2019 at 10:39am
The General Data Protection Regulation has shaped the way companies handle the personal data of EU citizens since 2018. Some are still adapting to the rules though. Learn more by watching The Brief from Brussels.
New European far-right coalition named Identity and Democracy
13 Jun 2019 at 9:16am
Identity and Democracy - the new name for the European Parliament's biggest eurosceptic faction.
European right will widen gap with rivals after Brexit, projection shows
13 Jun 2019 at 12:59am
The winners and losers of the European Parliament once the UK leaves the EU.
EU Parliament: Liberal ALDE group rebrands as 'Renew Europe'
12 Jun 2019 at 10:48am
The new name comes with just over two weeks until the new batch of MEPs take their seats in European Parliament.
The Brief: The long road to gender parity in EU institutions
12 Jun 2019 at 5:53am
The amount of women elected to the incoming European Parliament will increase overall female representation from 36% to 39%, but many want to see gender parity in the institutions' top positions.
The Brief: Puigdemont refused EU accreditation, decision extended to all Span...
6 Jun 2019 at 9:52am
Charles Puigdemont declared independence from Catalonia and came to Belgium, where he was elected as an MEP. Now, he is being denied temporary EU accreditation. The decision was extended to all Spanish MEPs. Read more about why that was the resolution here.
Report indicates increase of cocaine usage in EU, links to social media
6 Jun 2019 at 8:28am
Over 104,000 cocaine seizures were reported in the EU in 2017, amounting to 140.4 tons. This is double the quantity seized in 2016. "Social media, encryption techniques and darknet marketplaces" are correlated with the increase.
"He loves the people of Europe:" US ambassador on Trump's EU visit
6 Jun 2019 at 2:36am
Gordon Sondland and Frederica Mogherini both said they share goals with Trump, but have different approaches to them. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was not as optimistic - saying he will not be "deceived" by Trump.
The Brief: EU reflects lack of diversity in membership
5 Jun 2019 at 10:15am
A new report showed that while racial and ethnic minorities make 10 percent of the EU?s population, only 5 percent of those elected into the European Parliament this election represented those populations.
'My door is open' EU Commissioner tells Italy over debt
5 Jun 2019 at 9:16am
The clock is ticking for Italy as the European Commission on Wednesday has launched an infringement procedure against the country.
German candidate for EU top job re-elected to lead EPP
5 Jun 2019 at 9:00am
Manfred Weber has secured the backing of his centre-right European People's Party to lead them in the next parliament.
The Brief: How MEPs in-waiting are handling pre-Brexit, visa-free travel for ...
5 Jun 2019 at 8:28am
The MEPs who came next on their national lists are waiting for Brexit to happen before they can take their seats. Because they aren't being paid, many of them are still working their current jobs.
Nigel Farage refuses European Parliament summons over funding allegations
5 Jun 2019 at 3:10am
Brexiteer Nigel Farage says the European Parliament has summoned him to explain allegations he did not declare gifts from a British insurance tycoon.
Exclusive: Orban's Fidesz party to back Manfred Weber as EPP group leader
4 Jun 2019 at 4:46am
The news marks a major U-turn for the Hungarian prime minister, who has long been at odds with the centre-right spitzenkandidat.