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Neo-Nazi’s EU Parliament appointment ‘ultimate insult’ to Jews

Jewish leaders worldwide have called on the European Union to introduce minimum election thresholds for the European Parliament after a neo-Nazi took a seat on its Civil Liberties Committee. The … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Neo-Nazi takes seat on Parliament Civil Liberties Committee, Schulz furious

European Parliament President Martin Schulz, anti-racism campaigners and Jewish organisations are outraged that a neo-Nazi MEP has taken a seat on the parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee. … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

British influence will wane in new EU Parliament

(27 May) The UK Independence Party’s victory, the loss of all but one Liberal Democrat MEP, the weakening of the Conservatives and the Labour Party’s performance in local and European … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Farage will quit Brussels for Westminster, EFD group hit by defections

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group was hit Tuesday night (10 June) by reports that Lithuania’s Order and Justice Party had followed Italy’s Lega Nord in defecting to … Continue reading

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Far-right parties line up for EU money in Parliament

A new far-right group in the European Parliament would be entitled to receive up to €50 million in EU funding over the next five years, a cash jackpot that party … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

ECR predicts kingmaker role after EU elections

European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Struan Stevenson predicts a kingmaker role for his European Parliament group after I questioned its continued relevance on an election night that saw eurosceptic parties … Continue reading

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UK Greens eye big gains as EU election booths open in Britain

The United Kingdom today (22 May) votes in a European parliamentary election dominated by the EU membership referendum, but also a poll which could see a surprise last-minute surge for … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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