First projection of the composition of the EU Parliament

The first projection of the composition of the EU Parliament shows a majority for the mainstream conservative EPP group with 173 seats, followed by the Socialists and Democrats with 147 seats. Turnout EU-wide was estimated at 51 percent, the highest in 20 years, implying that more than 200 million citizens across the 28-nation bloc voted in a poll billed as a battle between populists and pro-European forces. IMAGES

‘Nuclear option’: EU Parliament triggers Article 7 against Hungary

The EU Parliament has voted in favor of triggering Article 7, which would allow punitive measures against Hungary over its migration policies and “media suppression.” Budapest fired back, calling the vote “petty revenge.”

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Austria’s Kurz meets with EU Parliament chief Tajani

Austria’s new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose ruling coalition includes the far-right, meets European Parliament President Antonio Tajani in Brussels. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he had no bias against Austria’s new government, which includes a far-right party, adding it would be judged on its actions. The coalition between the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) and the far-right FPOe has pledged to stop illegal immigration, cut taxes and resist EU centralisation. IMAGES

‘He’s lying to you’: Labour MEP trolls Farage during call for Trump to visit EU Parliament

Former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage was delivering a speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday in support of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban. But one fellow MEP was clearly not impressed – READ MORE https://on.rt.com/823c

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‘Degradation of democracy’: Putin responds to EU Parliament resolution on Russian media ‘propaganda’

The EU Parliament’s resolution to counter Russian media ‘propaganda’ demonstrates “political degradation” in regard to the “idea of democracy” in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the vote.

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