Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said on Friday following a meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri that the current security situation in Lebanon is a major hurdle against staging the parliamentary elections. “The elections cannot be held amid this tense situation in Tripoli,” Jumblatt said, adding: “I support the extension of the term [...]
The lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, on Friday approved in the third and final reading the amendments to the country’s 2013 budget.
Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament often credited as one of the most tech savvy (and, yes, a regular Techdirt reader) has penned an excellent article, In defense of digital freedom. It's well worth a read, even if it covers many things that regular readers of the site will be familiar with. Show More Summary
Slovenia's parliament has adopted a cap on public spending to try to convince investors that it will be able to avoid needing an international bailout. ||| Ljubjana - Slovenia's parliament has adopted a cap on public spending to try to convince investors that it will be able to avoid needing an international bailout. Show More Summary
I’m a HUGE fan of the Shire Library books. They’re compact guides to various British historical topics that are always well written and illustrated. So, it was with great excitement that I bought Parliament and Its Buildings by Richard Tames. I’m continually fascinated by British politics and I’m a huge admirer of the institution of [...]Show More Summary
Write to your MEPs 23rd May 2013 A committee of MEPs will soon vote on proposals that could increase transparency of clinical trials. However, there are 350 lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry at the European Parliament and MEPs are now hearing their arguments against transparency every day. Show More Summary
Measure to curb consumption and advertising seen by critics as sign of government's increasing conservative policies.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea called for convening the parliament in order to vote on the existing electoral draft laws. “There is a natural and logical option [in this deadlock] which is to hold a parliament plenary session… and put the electoral proposals to a vote,” Geagea said in remarks published in An-Nahar newspaper on [...]
The Afghan parliament has failed to pass an important women’s law which would ban violence against women, as many members of parliament deem this particular law to be “un-Islamic.” Two women made the news this week conquering Mount Everest: Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman to do so and Saudi Raha Moharrak was the first female [...]
Huge salaries and lavish expenses are allowing Members of the European Parliament to live like ‘latter-day Roman senators’, a report warned yesterday.The shocking study found that cosseted MEPs now have incomes up to 20 times higherShow More Summary
by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Prime Minister Stephen Harper and mainstream media have said that Canadians do not want to reopen the abortion debate, MPs have presented the government with more than 70 petitions from constituents since January that say otherwise. …
A large majority of Jordanian Members of Parliament (MPs) voted last week to pass a resolution to force the government to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman over Israeli settlers attacks and attempts to occupy the Islamic holy site Al Aqasa Mosque in Jerusalem.
by Hilary White WESTMINSTER, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Saddening and damaging to the reputation of Parliament,” was what the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children called the 366 to 161 House of Commons vote on the government’s “gay marriage” bill last night. SPUC…
The Euro law makers table a resolution to exclude audiovisual services from the negotiations with the US set to start next month. read more
MI5 will be quizzed in Parliament about what they knew about Michael Adebolajo, a recent Muslim convert, and his co-attacker Summary LAST UPDATED AT 13:05 ON Thu 23 May 2013 MPS AND PEERS on the Intelligence and Security Committee are...Show More Summary
Kazakhstan’s parliament ratified an agreement with Britain on Thursday on transit of military equipment and personnel across its territory from Afghanistan, where British troops are serving in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
A new parliamentary center will be built in central Moscow, presidential property management administration chief Vladimir Kozhin said on Thursday.
Yesterday, MPs began a 13-day Whitsun recess. Should they return to work? This is the official Parliamentary procedure for a recall: Standing order 13 1.) Whenever the House stands adjourned and it is represented to the Speaker by Her Majesty’s Ministers that the public interest requires that the House should meet at a time earlier [...]
Recall would allow government to show leadership against jihadists – and against any far-right backlash Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 09:12 ON Thu 23 May 2013 AMONG the urgent questions facing David Cameron and senior ministers attending...Show More Summary