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Directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union

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The European Parliament (EP) is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU) that is directly elected by EU citizens aged 18 or older. Together with the Council of the European Union, which should not be confused with the European Council and the Council of Europe, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 751 members (MEPs), that will become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

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A pitched battle over copyright law in Europe is coming to a head, CNN reports. The European Parliament will vote Tuesday on a radical overhaul of copyright..
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France's European Affairs minister will resign later on Monday to lead President Emmanuel Macron's party in May's European Parliament elections, a government..
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies, he suggested on Sunday, as his nationalist Fidesz..
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Theresa May has admitted she may not garner enough support to get her twice-defeated Brexit deal through the Commons next week, amid mounting speculation about..
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Germans must be ready to spend to bolster economies elsewhere in Europe, the German lead candidate for the EU center-right said on Friday as campaigning gets..
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Investors are betting on heightened political uncertainty and greater volatility in European stock markets ahead of European Parliament elections in May amid..
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More than 1,000 people protested outside the Hungarian Academy of Science on Thursday to protest Prime Minister Viktor Orban's attempts to overhaul the..
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Activists and scientists accuse ExxonMobil of misleading the public about the threat climate change poses to the world The European Parliament faced calls..
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Extending Britain's departure from the European Union until June is not a good idea as it would have to participate in the European Parliament election, Manfred..
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The European Parliament's main center-right grouping voted on Wednesday to suspend Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz Party until further..
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The center-right's lead candidate for the European Parliament elections called on Wednesday for Hungary's Fidesz party to lose its voting rights in the grouping..
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Manfred Weber, the European center-right's lead candidate in the coming European Parliament elections, called for the future membership of Hungary's Fidesz party..
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Manfred Weber, the center-right's lead candidate in the upcoming European Parliament meeting called for Hungary's Fidesz party to have its voting rights frozen..
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against requesting a Brexit delay beyond European Parliament..
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A senior lawmaker from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says Hungary's ruling Fidesz party may be suspended from the main center-right bloc in the..
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A decision on whether Britain should participate in the European Parliament election needs to be taken by mid-April, an EU official said on Wednesday, as British..
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Britain will seek a short delay to its departure from the European Union, due on March 29, and wants to be out before European Parliament elections are due to be..
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Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost..
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