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EU Parliament Members Afraid to Voice Support for Dialogue With Russia

Many members of the European Parliament are afraid to voice their viewpoint and openly admit that they support dialogue with Russia, said Italian member of the EP’s so-called group For New Dialogue With Russia Elisabetta Gardini.

TiSA Negotiators Trying to Impose Dubious Trade Standards on Other States

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiators are an elite club of states trying to impose trade rules favorable for them on the rest of the world, a member of the European Parliament Helmut Scholz told Sputnik on Friday.

Let’s Work Together: Russia, US Need to Coordinate Their Efforts in Syria

If Russia and the United States coordinate even a little bit in Syria, it will bring serious progress in the fight against ISIL, Political Science Professor and former member of the European parliament Yvan Blot told RIA Novosti.

Buhari tells Nigeria to be patient about cabinet

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he had submitted a list of cabinet members to parliament for approval but asked his countrymen, who have waited four months for news of the appointments, to continue to be patient.

TTIP Negotiators Open for BRICS Participation - EU Lawmaker

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators are open for dialogue with BRICS countries, but they should be willing to participate in the discussion as well, Member of the European Parliament Emma McClarkin told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Tyson Fury plots move into politics

Tyson Fury is considering a move into the British political landscape, with ambitions to be the next member of parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale. Arguably boxing's best orator, Tyson Fury has ambitions of bringing his gift of gab to British Parliament. Show More Summary

Down Goes the Corporate Tax

David Gauke, Member of Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, spoke at AEI this morning on the changes in the U.K.’s corporate tax over the past half decade, the reasons that motivated those changes, and their impact. He gave a great speech, which was then followed up by a short interview and audience questions. Click here for the full video, or watch it below.

Jamaica wants slavery reparations from the UK

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Members of Jamaica's Parliament are threatening to turn their backs on David Cameron during an official visit unless he agrees to discuss reparations for slavery during the meeting. General Sir James Duff, Cameron's own ancestor, was...Show More Summary

China opens way to prosecute another former top official for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former senior associate of China's jailed one-time security chief Zhou Yongkang has been dismissed as a member of the largely rubber-stamp parliament after a graft probe, state media has said, paving the way for his prosecution.

EU Mandatory Migration Quotas Artificial – Czech Lawmaker

Member of the European Parliament from the Czech Republic Martina Dlabajova claims that mandatory quotas for the distribution of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa throughout EU member-states will not be effective in a long-term perspective.

US Unlikely to Assist Poland in CIA Blacksite Probe - Lawmaker

The United States will not help the Polish investigation into the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) secret prisons in Poland, a Polish member of the European Parliament told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Great Britons: William Wilberforce – The Man Who Campaigned His Whole Life to Abolish Slavery

William Wilberforce was a 19th century Member of Parliament (MP) and writer who devoted much of his life to the campaigns to first abolish the slave trade and secondly, to abolish slavery itself in British colonies. He was converted to evangelical Christianity by friends and his beliefs played an important role in his political life. Show More Summary

India's Shift Toward US Hinders Progress in Moscow-Delhi Relations - Lawmaker

A member of the Indian parliament claims that India's gradual tilt toward the United States could prevent Moscow-Delhi relations from developing further.

European Parliament Set to Expand Despite Austerity Crisis

Administrators in the European Parliament are set to spend billions of dollars expanding its office spaces in Brussels and Strasbourg, despite the Eurozone being at an economic low point and some member states battling harsh austerity measures.

Billions Spent on Secret Corporate Lobbying in UK Parliament

An estimated US$3 billion is spent on corporate lobbying of British lawmakers every year, much of which is being done secretively, with as much as US$5.2 million being paid to members of parliament for external advisory roles, Sputnik has been told.

European Parliament Head Hopes Refugee Agreement Will Be Reached Tuesday

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Monday he hoped an agreement on resettling hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa within the EU member states would be reached Tuesday.

Greece's PASOK Ready to Create Coalition With Syriza

Dimitris Konstantopoulos, a member of the Greek parliament and PASOK member, said that Greek parties PASOK and Syriza have common aims and could cooperate in new parliament.

France Should Expect to Pay More for Breaking Mistral Deal - Legislator

Paris has miscalculated the damages it owes following its termination of a contract with Russia for the supply of two Mistral helicopter carriers, according to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a member of the European Parliament and the French Left Front party.

Green Party Supports Greek Syriza to Push for Environmental Politics

The Greek Green movement has been supporting the Greek ruling Syriza party in upcoming elections as its ally in promoting green politics, a member of the European Parliament told Sputnik on Friday.

World Needs Proper Climate Target to Be Implemented – EU Parliamentarian

The international community needs a universal climate target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, so the goal can be implemented by all countries, a member of the European Parliament told Sputnik on Friday.

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