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New president, new direction?

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

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EP presidency: the frontrunners

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

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Verhofstadt enters parliament race

Former Belgian Prime MInister Guy Verhofstadt says he wants the top job the European Parliament.

Former Belgian Prime MInister Guy Verhofstadt says he wants the top job the European Parliament.

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Yazidi ISIL survivors receive Sakharov Prize

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded each year by the European Parliament, has been given to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by ISIL and now campaign for human…

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded each year by the European Parliament, has been given to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by ISIL and now campaign for human…

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Martin Schulz stands down as EU parliament president

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

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European Parliament head Martin Schulz warns UK 'no a la carte' Brexit menu

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

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EU-Turkey relations under the spotlight in Bratislava

EU ministers tread a fine line between pushing Ankara to heed their concerns about human rights without affecting diplomatic relations.

EU ministers tread a fine line between pushing Ankara to heed their concerns about human rights without affecting diplomatic relations.

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Schulz urges UK to make a speedy EU exit

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the EU had a duty to respect the result of the Brexit referendum and criticised those who say “the institution never…

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the EU had a duty to respect the result of the Brexit referendum and criticised those who say “the institution never…

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In the eye of the storm – Martin Schulz on mission to save the EU

If you Google the word’s ‘trouble’ and ‘Europe’ the article list runs into pages. Hardly surprising really. Europe’s in-tray of various emergencies

If you Google the word’s ‘trouble’ and ‘Europe’ the article list runs into pages. Hardly surprising really. Europe’s in-tray of various emergencies

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EU-Iran relations at 'key stage' says Schulz

The president of the European Parliament said relations between the EU and Iran are beginning a new chapter. Martin Schulz was meeting with key

The president of the European Parliament said relations between the EU and Iran are beginning a new chapter. Martin Schulz was meeting with key

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EU's Schulz welcomes French budget ruling

European Parliament president Martin Schulz told euronews that it is right France has more time to balance its books. Welcoming the European

European Parliament president Martin Schulz told euronews that it is right France has more time to balance its books. Welcoming the European

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Denis Mukwege: Sakharov Prize winner and champion of human rights

Denis Mukwege, has been awarded the 2014 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. For 15 years, the gynaecologist has treated

Denis Mukwege, has been awarded the 2014 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. For 15 years, the gynaecologist has treated

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Eurosceptics unite in bid to sack Juncker’s European Commission

Eurosceptics have united to table a bid to sack Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission over the Luxembourg tax scandal. MEPs from Britain’s

Eurosceptics have united to table a bid to sack Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission over the Luxembourg tax scandal. MEPs from Britain’s

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EU leaders set to hammer out more top posts during key talks

EU leaders are set to meet for the first time since the election of Jean Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. The talks will

EU leaders are set to meet for the first time since the election of Jean Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. The talks will

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EU job horse trading returns Schulz to EP presidency

German MEP Martin Schulz campaigned to become European Commission president on a platform of ending backroom deals inside the EU. But it was just

German MEP Martin Schulz campaigned to become European Commission president on a platform of ending backroom deals inside the EU. But it was just

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Backroom deal sees Schulz return as EP president

German MEP Martin Schulz is back at the helm of the European Parliament, just weeks after he said he wanted to end the EU’s culture of backroom

German MEP Martin Schulz is back at the helm of the European Parliament, just weeks after he said he wanted to end the EU’s culture of backroom

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[As it happened] Martin Schulz elected European Parliament president

During the first plenary session of the new European Parliament Martin Schulz was re-elected as EP president after centre-left group S&D made an

During the first plenary session of the new European Parliament Martin Schulz was re-elected as EP president after centre-left group S&D made an

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EU's 'travelling circus' hits the road again

The European Parliament’s travelling circus is on the road again for the first time since May’s EU election. MEPs have decamped to Strasbourg

The European Parliament’s travelling circus is on the road again for the first time since May’s EU election. MEPs have decamped to Strasbourg

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Ireland and Czech Republic go to the polls in EU elections

Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic go to the polls on Friday in day two of the European Parliament elections. Austerity and the economy have

Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic go to the polls on Friday in day two of the European Parliament elections. Austerity and the economy have

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The EU Election. How does it work?

The European election is the world’s biggest after India with four days of voting in 28 countries. In essence, each member state holds a national

The European election is the world’s biggest after India with four days of voting in 28 countries. In essence, each member state holds a national

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Revealed: the MEPs with bumper salaries but bad voting records

Three MEPs – linked to a party that has criticised Eurocrats’ “celebrity lifestyle” – pocketed bumper salaries despite taking part in less than half

Three MEPs – linked to a party that has criticised Eurocrats’ “celebrity lifestyle” – pocketed bumper salaries despite taking part in less than half