Guests and delegates attend the opening of the Pan African Parliament’s second sitting in Midrand, Johannesburg.
The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
The two-year period for withdrawing from the EU has been launched, so what happens next?
The U.S. and EU are stronger together.
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The Treaty of Rome, which eventually led to the European Union, is turning 60 at a time when many inside and outside Europe are questioning the union's value. For the U.S., much is at stake.
Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
Michel Barnier: Juncker’s main negotiator.
Two Germans, a Frenchman and a Belgian: who to watch as negotiations with the UK begin.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Here are four ways in which, you, the citizen, can decide what goes on in Brussels.
Explaining how the European Parliament and Commission combine to represent the interests of 28 member states.
Assessing the argument that the British people would be better represented by their national parliament.
The deal seal meal.
A specialist in EU law reads the fine print, so you don't have to.
Europe's directly elected chamber is a tangled web of conflicting interests. But few want the Brexit debate to rumble on any longer than necessary.
Beata Szydło: nothing to see here, I swear.
The EU is investigating concerns that the national government is breaching shared values as it pushes through constitutional reforms.
Look casual, guys.
A cluster of MEPs has become a formal group in the European Parliament at a very sensitive time.
Unimpressed MEPs take a stand on TTIP.
MEPs are fuming that they were denied a debate on the controversial trade deal.
One of the attempts made by the parliament to engage young voters. Oddly, it doesn’t appear to have been a roaring success.
“This time it’s different,” promised the European Parliament in an awareness campaign ahead of the May 2014 elections. And, judging by the headlines, it certainly has been different. Many in the media…
Results in the European Parliament elections so far indicate a slide towards the Eurosceptic and right-wing parties, such as Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party.
Some 400 million eligible voters, 751 seats, 28 countries: a portrait of true democracy at work – unless they held an election and nobody came. Average voter turnout in the weekend’s European Parliament…
Finland government, 2011 vies to join EU parliament class of 2014.
Interest in this year’s European Parliamentary elections has been growing steadily: citizens’ groups and political organisations started organising election panels and public debates by January – several…
UKIP if you want. Farage is not kipping.
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The election to the EU Parliament in May looks likely to be nothing short of a car-crash for Britain’s main political parties. The most recent poll by YouGov suggests UKIP is well-placed to poll in second…
Under leader Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were the success story of the recent UK local council elections: but who exactly are they?
In the recent United Kingdom local council elections, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) won 147 seats, an increase of 139 seats, garnering more than one million votes (around 23%) across 35 local governments…