European Parliament

EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16

The European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, a parliament spokesman said. Concerns over von der Leyen’s chances of obtaining the endorsement …

Salvini vs UN

Italy’s Salvini calls for ‘tough response’ to UN after it criticizes migrant policy

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, …