European Parliament

    • Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Two weeks ahead of the new European Parliament inaugural plenary session, bets are still up what the party composition will look like and how the future majority will work. The plenary meets on 2 July in Strasbourg to elect its leadership, while political groups hold their constitutive meetings before that. A political group must consist of at least 25 MEPs elected in at least 7 Member States, and to be officially recognised as of 2 July they have to notify their composition by 1 July.

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    • Mercenary sociologist foists his “personal opinion” about Peevski on the public

      Mercenary sociologist foists his “personal opinion” about Peevski on the public

      A sociologist-for-hire has crept out of the shadows to attack the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) Mustafa Karadayi and lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. Associate Professor Tsvetozar Tomov, a former spokesperson for the Central Election Commission (CEC), deliberately proclaimed as “wrong” the CEC decision to accept the two politicians’ choice to give up their MEP seats following the European Parliament elections.

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    • Peevski and Karadayi give up EP seats

      Peevski and Karadayi give up EP seats

      Delyan Peevski is giving up his seat in the new European Parliament, which he won as a candidate of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in Sunday's European elections, MRF leader Mustafa Karadayi told journalists in the National Assembly lobby on Wednesday, speaking in Peevski's presence.

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    • Europe votes for its future

      Europe votes for its future

      Europeans started voting on 23 May to elect the next European Parliament in an election considered as the most important in the EU's history so far. According to analysts, the outcome will influence not only what happens in Brussels' institutions during the next five years, but the very future of the European project as a whole.

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    • EU to strengthen security of ID cards

      EU to strengthen security of ID cards

      The European Parliament approved on 4 April a new regulation, aimed at strengthening the security of identity cards and residence documents throughout the EU by introducing minimum common security standards. Agreed by 335 votes for to 269 against (with 21 abstentions) such introduction of uniform pan-EU rules on identity cards is essential since there are currently more than 250 different versions of ID cards and residence permits in circulation in the EU.

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