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The post-Schulz era: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom!

Members and staff of the European Parliament breathed a collective sigh of relief to see Martin Schulz finally booted out of the assembly’s presidency. Under his successor, Antonio Tajani, they expect to breathe the air of freedom. 512 more words


The Grand Coalition is dead: Long live the Centre-Right

The so-called Grand Coalition between the European People’s Party and the Socialists in the European Parliament was well and truly killed this morning. In its place is emerging a new centre-right coalition of EPP and Liberals (ALDE). 349 more words

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The sorry state of the European Parliament following Marin Schulz's term as President

Now that Martin Schulz is at last gone, the battle for his succession is in full heat. No wonder: the German bulldozer has managed to transform the role of the President of the EP from one in which the incumbent is to ensure that all debates and procedures take place in an orderly and serene way and everyone is treated fairly into one where the President is assuming disproportionate powers, as if he were some kind of head of government. 747 more words

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Geheime Verträge entscheiden im EU-Parlament über unsere Zukunft

Die Europäische Volkspartei und ihr deutscher Fraktionschef Manfred Weber haben eine jahrelang geheim gehaltene Vereinbarung veröffentlicht. Darin steht, wie die Nachfolge von EU-Parlamentspräsident Schulz geregelt werden soll. 32 more words

EP Presidential candidates to set out their stall in live debate

The competition to replace Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament is heating up. Brussels-based media outlet Politico will host a six-way debate between the European Parliament’s presidential candidates this Wednesday 11 January at 18.00 CET. 302 more words

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MEP Tajani for European Parliament president

Anna van Densky OPINION

The promotion of the former EU Industry top civil servant Antonio Tajani (Italy, EPP) from Barroso’s Commission to the position of the European Parliament president, once again demonstrates the failure of the institution to  renew. 560 more words


Clearing up a little post-Brexit myth...

by Martin Odoni

Back in the summer, Britain made a decision that I am still terrified it will live to regret, when the notorious Referendum on leaving the European Union came out in favour. 328 more words