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[Ticker] Tusk: EU heart 'still open' to UK

Added: 16.01.2018 5:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

"Our hearts are still open to you," European Council president Donald Tusk told the UK on Tuesday, suggesting that Brexit could still be reversed. In a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, he said that "Brexit will become a reality" next year, "unless there is a change of heart among our British friends." He also stressed the need for "the unity of the EU27 in every scenario."

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Brexit opens Pandora's Box on number of MEPs per country

Added: 16.01.2018 3:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

The UK will leave the EU two months before the next European parliament elections. What to do with the 73 seats that British MEPs leave behind?

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[Ticker] German ministry warns against EU parliament's Dublin reform

Added: 15.01.2018 2:55 | 3 views | 0 comments

A German interior ministry memo says a European parliament reform proposal on the key EU-wide 'Dublin' asylum regulation would require the county to take in far more refugees, last week. The memo also says it would nullify any government plans to impose an annual refugee cap. EU states are hoping to reach a consensus on the bill by June.

European Parliament report urges 2 Malta officials removed

Added: 12.01.2018 14:57 | 2 views | 0 comments

A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued role in government is fueling the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island.

[Agenda] Bulgaria takes over, Germany's SPD votes This WEEK

Added: 12.01.2018 11:57 | 5 views | 0 comments

While Bulgaria and Ireland present themselves at next week's plenary at the European Parliament, Germany's Social Democrats will decide if the preliminary coalition deal with Merkel is good enough.

European Parliament report urges removal of Malta officials

Added: 12.01.2018 11:35 | 2 views | 0 comments

A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued role in government is fueling the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island.

[Ticker] Only ECJ can rule if Article 50 could be withdrawn

Added: 12.01.2018 10:23 | 4 views | 0 comments

A legal analysis ordered by a European Parliament committee, , said only the European Court of Justice can determine whether Article 50 of the EU treaty can be revoked. The UK triggered Article 50 last year to leave the EU. The report said that a "hypothetical right of revocation" of Article 50 can only be examined by the court, which has "exclusive right to interpret the treaty".

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Babis government will resign, predicts senior Czech MEP

Added: 12.01.2018 9:54 | 4 views | 0 comments

Pavel Talicka, a European parliament vice-president and Czech MEP, says prime minister Andrej Babis should have his immunity lifted following charges of defrauding the EU budget.

Polish MEP could lose EP vice-presidency over Nazi-era slur

Added: 12.01.2018 9:29 | 6 views | 0 comments

The leaders of four political groups take aim at Ryszard Czarnecki, a member of Poland's ruling party, potentially bringing the European Parliament into a new fight between Poland and the EU.

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[Ticker] Breakthrough reported in German coalition talks

Added: 12.01.2018 3:25 | 5 views | 0 comments

Following coalition negotiations that lasted more than 24 hours, reports are coming out of Berlin saying that the leaders of centre-right CDU and CSU and centre-left SPD - chancellor Angela Merkel, Horst Seehofer, and former European Parliament president Martin Schulz respectively - have reached a breakthrough. The party leaders reportedly produced a 28-page document, with which they want to convince their parties to formally enter into a coalition.

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