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Russia Food Import Embargo 'Catastrophic' for France - European Parliament

The food import embargo Russia has imposed against countries that sanctioned it is a disaster for French farmers, France’s Member of the European Parliament Edouard Ferrand told Sputnik.

Crimeans Happier in Russia Than in Ukraine - European Parliamentarian

People living in Crimea are happier in Russia than Ukraine, France’s Member of the European Parliament Edouard Ferrand told Sputnik.

Labour MPs and Political Leadership

What is the relationship between a Labour Member of Parliament and their Constituency Labour Party? It's a good question as different people have very different ideas. MPs aren't delegates of their local parties, there are no means by which they can be mandated to vote this way or that. Show More Summary

Crimea's Reunification Takes Precedent From Kosovo – German MP

Member of the German parliament Alexander Neu said that he sees no difference between the issues of Kosovo and Crimea.

German Parliamentarians to Discuss Visit to Crimea

Member of the German parliament from the left-wing Die Linke party Alexander Neu says German lawmakers can visit the Crimean Peninsula following the French delegation.

Ukraine's Rivne Region Might Start Uprising Against Kiev

Ukraine’s Rivne Region is on the brink of war with the government in Kiev, said Yevhen Deidei, a Ukrainian soldier who fought in Donbass and is also a member of parliament in the Verkhovna Rada, according to TV Channel Zvezda.

Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out Following Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing: ‘We Can No Longer Remain Silent’

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A member of Israel’s Knesset parliament has publicly come out as gay in response to yesterday’s stabbing attack at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem that wounded six. “It is no longer possible to remain silent,” wrote 35-year-ol… The post Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out Following Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing: ‘We Can No Longer Remain Silent’ appeared first on Towleroad.

The US has an embarrassingly low number of women in Congress

The latest ranking on the percentage of women in national parliaments is out, and the US is still lagging behind. The US ranks 71st on the list, as less than 20% of members of Congress are women. Out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, just 84 are women. Show More Summary

Return Koh-i-Noor to the People of India - British MP

A leading member of the British Parliament, Keith Vaz, has reiterated his call for the Koh-i-Noor diamond to be returned to India. Handing back India’s national treasure, Mr. Vaz told Sputnik, would be "a gesture of tremendous goodwill, which would right a historical wrong."

British Lord: Sorry I Snorted Coke Off a Hooker

A senior member of Britain's House of Lords has quit Parliament and apologized after a tabloid revealed details of a video that shows him snorting cocaine off a hooker, one of two $300-a-night prostitutes he entertained at his rent-protected London flat. Show More Summary

Britain's Lord Sewel quits Parliament over sex scandal

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A member of Britain's Parliament quit Tuesday after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers.

Former Reformist Member of Parliament Arrested Upon Return to Iran

A senior adviser to opposition Green Movement leader Mehdi Karroubi was arrested upon his return to Iran six years after the controversial presidential elections that forced him to leave the country. Esmail Gerami Moghaddam, a former Member of Parliament and spokesman for Mehdi Karroubi’s Etemad Melli Party, was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport and transferred […]

EU Lawmaker Confirms Group 'For New Dialogue With Russia' to Visit Moscow

European parliamentarians comprising the so-called group For New Dialogue With Russia will visit Moscow by year-end or at the beginning of 2016, Italian Member of the European Parliament group Elisabetta Gardini told Sputnik.

A Country Like Hungary Should Have Never Been EU Member – Swedish MEP

A fresh broadside against Hungary has been fired as a Swedish member of the European Parliament, Marita Ulvskog, said the country should have never become a member of the EU.

Meet The Latest Rising Greek Political Star Who Says No To Austerity

Greece’s charismatic head of parliament, Zoe Konstantopoulou, is one of the most dynamic and outspoken members of the country's ruling Syriza party. This week, she sent shockwaves through the party by refusing to approve a financialShow More Summary

Catalonia Yes We Can Coalition Offers Outdated Model for Region – Lawmaker

A member of the Catalan parliament criticized the left-wing Catalonia Yes We Can coalition for proposing an "outdated scheme".

French MPs 'Put Paris Back in Its Place' by Visiting Crimea - French Media

A delegation of ten French members of parliament (MPs) decided to visit Crimea to prove to the French government that it has a wrong political stance towards Russia and to “put Paris back in its place,” French daily Le Figaro report...

English May Soon Vanish From UK Schools Due to Migration - UKIP

The fact that more than 300 different languages are now spoken in British schools proves the UK government’s inability to control mass immigration to the country, UKIP Member of the European Parliament Steven Woolfe said.

Great Britain still lecturing the colonies – on climate policy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An aristocratic British member of parliament has decided it is time to lecture the Australian colonies, on what they should be doing about climate change and carbon pricing. According to MP Richard Benyon; British Conservatives value climate science and finding market solutions to address the biggest environmental challenge of our…

Counterproductive Anti-Russia Sanctions to be Prolonged – French Politician

Former French Transport Minister and current member of parliament Thierry Mariani called the anti-Russia sanctions unjust and counterproductive, but suggested that they will remain in force.

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