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European Parliament Probes Wiretapping Scandal in Greece

The European Parliament began investigations this week into the wiretapping scandal that has rocked Greece while a former minister told the prosecutor on Friday that his phone was also compromised. Christos Spirtzis, a lawmaker for the main opposition leftist Syriza...

Turkey Further Away from EU Values, European Parliament Report Says

Without clear and significant progress in EU-related reforms, the European Parliament cannot envisage resuming accession negotiations with Turkey, warn MEPs in a report adopted on Thursday. In a report adopted on Thursday by 54 votes in favour, 7 against, and...

Zelensky: The Man who Woke Up NATO

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has revived the common purposes of NATO and the EU, as the two alliances seemed to be unresponsive to Vladimir Putin's threats

Nazi Salute Sparks Uproar in European Parliament

A Bulgarian nationalist MEP gave a Nazi salute in the chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, after he spoke during a debate on the rule of law in Poland and Hungary. https://twitter.com/Renaissance_UE/status/1494027834293108749 Angel Dzhambazki of the Bulgarian nationalist...

Childhood Cancer Day: European Parliament Adopts Plan to Tackle Disease

On International Childhood Cancer Day (ICDC), February 15, the European Parliament is set to approve a landmark report to tackle risk factors, improve cancer care and increase research cooperation and funding. ICCD is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness...

Two Greeks Elected Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament

Two Greek lawmakers were elected Vice Presidents of the European Parliament in a vote that took place on Tuesday. Eva Kaili, of the Movement for Change (KINAL) party, was elected for the first time to this prestigious post and will...

“Merry Christmas” Debate Rages in EU Parliament

Greek member of the European Parliament Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou defended on Thursday what she considers "the right of European citizens to say 'Merry Christmas'" in response to a debate surrounding the word "Christmas" in the European parliament on Wednesday. EU equality...

Greek MEP Alexis Georgoulis Defends Arts, Culture in Europe

Greek Member of the European Parliament Alexis Georgoulis has secured the passing of a resolution in the Culture Committee of the European Parliament which seeks to defend working conditions for all artists in the EU. The popular Greek actor turned...

MEPs Call for European Culture Comeback in Rare Display of Unity

MEPs called on the EU to assist European culture by reopening venues and allowing cultural activities, in a rare display of unity

European Parliament Calls for the Suspension of Turkey’s Accession Talks

Accession talks have been suspended as relations between Turkey and the European Union have become terribly strained in recent years.