European Parliament

The EP Approved another EUR 100 Million for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus + Programs

MEPs endorsed € 100 million in additional funding for EU research programs on Wednesday. EUR 80 million will be allocated for Horizon 2020, as well as EUR 20 million for youth mobility under the Erasmus + program.

The decision was adopted with 614 votes in favour, 69 against and 10 abstentions.

MEPs to Meet For Mobility Package

The Transport Committee in the European Parliament votes on the Mobility Package. On the Bulgarian side, there is a proposal to withdraw the controversial package from the work of this European Parliament.

MEP Andrey Novakov urges British MPs to abstain from voting because of the upcoming Brexit.

The European Parliament Backed Christine Lagarde as ECB chief

The European Parliament has voted Christine Lagarde's nomination as President of the European Central Bank.

Lawmakers voted 394 in favour, 206 against and with 49 abstentions in the parliament's plenary in Strasbourg.

The approval of Lagarde's nomination is uncertain, as the final decision on her appointment is taken by the European Council.

The Nomination of Lagarde for President of the ECB Will be Voted Today

Today, MEPs will vote on the nomination of Christine Lagarde as President of the European Central Bank. 

Before the secret ballot there will be a debate in the plenary.

The European Parliament expresses its opinion on whether the candidate is suitable for the post, with the final decision being taken by the European Council.

The European Parliament First Plenary Session after the Summer Begins

Strasbourg begins the first session of the European Parliament in the new political season. It will continue until Thursday inclusive.

Emphasis on the MEPs' agenda is the vote on Christine Lagarde's nomination for President of the European Central Bank. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday. On Wednesday, the main topic will be Brexit.

Trocsanyi Nomination Shows Something is Rotten in the Commission

For that alone, he should be deprived of any chance to be a member of the new Commission. By limiting the power of the Hungary judiciary in designing a new court system, and by faithfully serving Hungary's illiberal political architecture, Trocsanyi's candidacy is another Orban provocation and an act of confrontation with the Brussels administration.

Schinas nomination as European Commission VP confirmed

Greece's Margaritis Schinas has been nominated to serve as the European Commission vice president for "protecting our European way of life."

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday released the list of the people she wants working with her when she takes the helm of the European Union's executive branch in November.

Commission in the EP Approves Christine Lagarde as Head of the ECB

The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has supported, by secret ballot, Christine Lagarde's nomination to become President of the European Central Bank.

European leaders chose the current IMF chief as Mario Draghi's successor in July.

In order to take up the post in November, Lagarde also needs the approval of the entire European Parliament.

Reactions to the decision of Boris Johnson: The act of a cowardly Prime Minister

British Queen Elisabeth II had approved Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament, the English Council of State had noted. Opposition members of Parliament have today reacted with outrage over the move, which they say severely restricts their ability to scrutinize the government's Brexit plans.