Daniela Vincenti in Strasbourg

EU Elections 2014 01-07-2014

Schulz re-elected Parliament president, but ‘this time will be different’

In a vote widely expected, MEPs have re-elected Martin Schulz as president of the European Parliament, but with the large number of eurosceptic voices in the new assembly, the German socialist will need to refine his strategic leadership.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2013

Parliament gives thumbs up to Latvia’s euro membership

The European Parliament yesterday (3 July) cleared the way for Latvia to adopt the euro in 2014, ahead of the final go-ahead expected to be given by EU finance ministers next week.
EU Priorities 2020 04-07-2013

MEPs approve long-term budget compromise

Lawmakers have approved a compromise struck last week on the multi-annual financial framework, the EU's budget for 2014-2020.
EU Priorities 2020 24-10-2012

MEPs ready to pick a fight on EU’s long-term budget

Members of the European Parliament have drawn their red lines ahead of negotiations with member states over the EU's 2014-2020 budget. In a resolution adopted yesterday (23 October), they state that they will not accept any compromise that does not strike a balance between spending and revenue. EURACTIV reports from Strasbourg.
EU Priorities 2020 14-06-2012

Lawmakers warn EU leaders: No budget reform, no deal

MEPs pleaded for a reform of the EU budget and warned European leaders that if no agreement is reached on boosting resources, the Parliament will not adopt the new multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020.

MEPs launch counterattack against Schengen deal

European lawmakers yesterday (12 June) denounced the Danish presidency and the Council for agreeing to re-introduce internal border controls in the Schengen area, in effect bypassing the Parliament while negotiations are still ongoing.