In the face of rising nationalism, many people predicted that this year’s European Parliament elections might have spelt the end of the European project. Instead, for the first time, we can begin to talk about a European electorate – the voters’ hopes, their fears and how they want the EU to change in line with their views. After a decade of painful, divisive, adolescent disputes over the economic and financial crisis, 2019 may be remembered as the year in which the EU grew up.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of France’s far-right, will bid farewell to the European Parliament on Tuesday after 35 years of using it as a platform to bash European integration and immigration.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday the European Union can focus unhindered on building its own future now that Britain has a longer delay to work out its troubled exit.
It’s up to Britain when it chooses to exit the European Union, the bloc’s chief executive said on Tuesday, adding that it was not his working assumption that Brexit could be reversed or extended beyond a new Oct.31 deadline.
Sweden's teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday urged Europeans to vote in next month's elections on behalf of young people like her who cannot yet cast ballots but demand decisive action against climate change.
Liberals and Greens say they have broken the two centrist blocs' grip on power in the European Parliament based on a projected shift in the electoral fortunes of the four.
The number of women members of the European Parliament has doubled since direct elections were first held in 1979, but they still remain the minority, particularly in the top jobs.
Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.
The 28 EU leaders are trying to agree on who will steer the bloc over the coming years through the looming challenges of Brexit and the rise of populist parties in Europe.