European Parliament

May asks EU for Brexit extension until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc until June 30, now scheduled for April 12, and conceded that the country was preparing to take part in …

EU to ban single-use plastic products

The European Union parliament has overwhelmingly voted to ban single-use plastics such as straws, forks and knives by 2021. The ban was backed in a 560-35 vote yesterday, and will affect a range of plastic products including plates, …

Ankara: EU should seek dialogue with Turkey

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said that the European Parliament's vote was "meaningless" for Ankara and described it as "far from objectivity". "European Parliament's stance against Turkey …

End of INF Treaty to split EU and NATO?

The document, prepared by staff of the European Parliament, notes that if the INF Treaty is abrogated, Europe faces a range of stark choices that, at worst, according to experts, could split the NATO alliance or even EU member states. …

European Parliament adopts resolution on Azerbaijan

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Azerbaijan yesterday. Among other things, the document has a special paragraph on refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The document calls for supporting the government’s …

European Parliament election dates revealed

The Council of the European Union adopted a decision setting 23 to 26 May 2019 as the dates for the next European Parliament elections.  The dates were agreed unanimously by the Council after consulting the European …