European Parliament

 Italian social democrat David Sassoli elected as new European Parliament president

David Sassoli, former journalist won 345 votes on the second round of voting, an absolute majority of ballots cast by MEPs in Strasbourg.

published on : 3rd July 2019

MEPs hold crunch vote for European Parliament leader

The new MEPs, who took office on Tuesday during a brief inaugural session, will vote from Wednesday morning by secret ballot to elect the successor to Antonio Tajani, a conservative from Italy.

published on : 3rd July 2019

High-stakes European Parliament vote shifts to four nations

Polls in Slovakia favor the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party, the senior member of Slovakia's current coalition government, to win the most votes.

published on : 26th May 2019

Women gaining ground in European Parliament; Finland leads with 77 per cent 

On a worldwide scale, women hold an average of 24 per cent of parliamentary seats, according to the global Inter-Parliamentary Union of national parliaments. 

published on : 25th May 2019

European Parliament election four countries vote in high-stakes

The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year's elections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations.

published on : 25th May 2019

Indian-origin candidates in Brexit clash for EU polls

All eyes will be on the ruling Conservatives and Opposition Labour Party as they are flanked by a number of Indian-origin candidates.

published on : 21st May 2019

French leader Marine Le Pen to repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

A ruling said that the far-right leader had wrongly used parliamentary funds to pay an aide who was based at her party's headquarters in Paris.

published on : 19th June 2018

EU Parliament invites Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to speak on data breach

Facebook has faced worldwide criticism over the claims that Cambridge Analytica, the UK data analysis firm hired by Trump's 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

published on : 20th March 2018

Facebook shares slide after reports of data misuse

One Wall Street analyst said the reports raised 'systemic problems' with Facebook's business model and a number said it could spur far deeper regulatory scrutiny of the platform.

published on : 19th March 2018

EU invites Trump to summit 'at earliest convenience'

The European Union's top officials invited US President-elect Donald Trump to a summit with the 28-nation bloc after his stunning victory.

published on : 9th November 2016