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Angela Merkel’s carefully-crafted compromise idea was rejected by centrist members of her EPP group, including Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.


With the European Parliament becoming ever more powerful, it’s important to understand how it functions and what impact it has on the lives of EU citizens. What can we expect from the elections?


In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.


From May 23 to 26, 2019, voters across the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. With party …


Point-of-upload censorship, or fair remuneration for creatives? Either way, by passing Article 13/17, the European Parliament flexed its muscles. 


By fielding a seven-person team of EU election candidates, Europe’s Liberals have disrupted the Spitzenkandidat system for choosing the next Commission president.


After years of sheltering Hungary’s illiberal prime minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party, the EU’s most powerful political family has suspended the …


A series of dramatic votes in the British Parliament could make this the most significant week in the modern history of the United Kingdom.


The former Romanian anti-corruption prosecutor wants to become the EU’s top prosecutor.


Ahead of European elections in May, the European People’s Party is facing a major test within its own ranks.

The United Kingdom’s departure from the EU is the greatest political success for opponents of European integration. Paradoxically, however, Brexit is forcing EU-skeptical parties …


First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level.  But the hurdles …


The European Parliament’s censure of Viktor Orbán could spark a political realignment that creates the most powerful far-right movement in Europe since 1945.


Who will have the final say in selecting the next European Commission president?