EU Parliament to censor “hate speech” in the chamber

182905In the final plenary session of 2016, the European Parliament furtively amended its Rules of Procedure to give its President sweeping powers to censor so-called “hate speech” by Members in the Chamber. Outgoing President Martin Schulz had the draconian measure drafted by fellow-socialist MEP Richard Corbett with virtually no consultation of backbench MEPs. Continue reading “EU Parliament to censor “hate speech” in the chamber”

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European Parliament marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

20170125pht59849_originalIn one of his first official acts as newly-elected President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani hosted a ceremony in the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday to mark annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on 27 January. Continue reading “European Parliament marks Holocaust Remembrance Day”

EP Presidential candidates to set out their stall in live debate

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Leading candidates Tajani and Pittella

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. It can be watched via live stream on politico.eu and followed on Twitter using #EPpresident. Continue reading “EP Presidential candidates to set out their stall in live debate”