Germany's defence minister was confirmed as Jean-Claude Juncker's successor by 9 votes over the minimum after a much-criticised nomination process.
As part of her pitch, von der Leyen has promised a gender-equal commission and said she wants Europe to be the first "climate-neutral" continent.
Until Brexit happens, anyway.
Italian socialist David-Maria Sassoli was elected president of the European Parliament on Wednesday by 345 votes.
Legislators from right-wing parties, Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers disrupted the formal opening session.
The leader of the Brexit Party sparked criticism at the opening of the EU Parliament, where he and his 28 fellow MEPs turned their backs as the EU's unofficial anthem — Beethoven's Ode to Joy — was played.
Euronews published an article by Aleix Sarri under the punchy title “The Curious Case of Carles Puigdemont and the Suppression of Democracy”, containing a number of inaccuracies on the controversy surrounding the recent election of Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín to the European Parliament.
More than 1 in 7 newly-elected MEPs promised to fight for animal rights protections in the new European Parliament. It's time the EU takes the issue more seriously.
Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini’s MEPs have teamed up with other nationalist parties across the EU to form the biggest far-right group in the European parliament.
The winners and losers of the European Parliament once the UK leaves the EU.
Spanish MEPs elected last month are not being allowed full access into the parliament. They can only visit the building as guests since a political raw broke out between Catalan and other Spanish MEPs.
Brexiteer Nigel Farage says the European Parliament has summoned him to explain allegations he did not declare gifts from a British insurance tycoon.
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Kira Marie Peter-Hansen has made history as the youngest MEP ever to be elected. She gave her first international interview to Euronews.
The UK's two main parties the Conservatives and Labour are examining their approach to Brexit in the aftermath of the European elections.
The crumbling of old alliances and the emergence of new players has created a European Parliament which has little in common except a lack of common ground, writes Darren McCaffrey
At-a-glance summary from the 28 EU nations.
The prospects of a populist, Far Right takeover in the European Parliament have been overhyped in the media. They are going to remain internally divided. They are going to remain in the minority and they are going to be increasingly marginalised.
A Bulgarian website invented a story about a pro-incest MEP that was then shared by thousands of people on Facebook, a fact-checking study has found.
With the EU heading to the polls from tomorrow, here's what's been happening in the final days of campaigning.
The European Parliament is to open an investigation on British Eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage following allegations that the lawmaker has received £450,000 (€510,000) in undeclared donations by millionnaire Arron Banks.
Dublin activist Ben Gilroy smashes “state corruption” and "unlawful evictions" with a hurling stick.
There was unanimity among EU top job hopefuls Euronews interviewed: moving the EU parliament to Strasbourg every month is a waste of money. We asked an expert whether the €114m-a-year decampments will ever be scrapped.
Germany and France have the most influential delegations but Italy's Antonio Tajani clinched the top spot.
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In this interactive 360 story, you can explore the parliament and meet the people who make the heart of European democracy tick.
As we hurtle towards the European parliamentary elections at the end of the month, we present 28 things you might not know about the bloc-wide ballot and the parliament it elects – one in honour of each member state.