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These Danish Politicians ‘Walk the Talk’ by Going Vegan

iStock/MissPassionPhotography Danish members of parliament from both the Alternative and Red-Green Alliance parties are on a mission to highlight the environmental issues with livestock production: they’re going vegan for 22 days. It turns out not all politicians on the world stage are bloated ketchup-on-steak egomaniacs. Show More Summary

EU Votes Today On Content Portability to Reduce Piracy

Members of the European Parliament will vote today on draft rules that would allow citizens to enjoy legally purchased music and movie streaming subscriptions when they travel to another EU country. It's hoped that improved access to...Show More Summary

29 EU Parliamentarians Say Iran Must End Crackdown Ahead of Elections

Letter to Mogherini Condemns Numerous Arrests and Summons May 15, 2017—This week 29 members of the European Parliament wrote a public letter to Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and...Show More Summary

Iran Election Update  |  May 15, 2017

Articles 29 Members of EU Parliament Urge Iran to Release Detained Journalists and Activists Ahead of 2017 Elections Twenty-nine members of the EU Parliament have urged the EU to call on the Iranian government to stop the pre-election intimidation campaign against journalists and activists and ensure a free and fair vote.   Tehran Council Candidate: […]

Tehran City Council Candidate Says “Military Organizations” Intervened to Disqualify Reformist Candidates

A reformist politician and former member of Iran’s Parliament told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that his last-minute disqualification from the Tehran City Council election, following pressure by “military organizations,”  is “illegal” and he will file a formal complaint. “I and Mr. (Abdollah) Momeni were approved by the monitoring committees at the city […]

Golden Dawn MP ejected from Greek parliament after shoving match

A leading member of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was thrown out of parliament on Monday after shoving a rival MP, prompting a showdown with other parties. "You are contaminating parliament. Get out," acting parliament chairman Makis Balaouras shouted at the neo-Nazi party's lawmakers after ejecting Ilias Kasidiaris. Show More Summary

29 Members of EU Parliament Urge Iran to Release Detained Journalists and Activists Ahead of 2017 Elections

Ahead of Iran’s elections on May 19 for president and local councils, 29 members of the European Parliament have written a letter to Federica Mogherini, the representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy and vice-president of the European Commission, urging the EU to call on the Iranian government to stop the pre-election […]

Anti Brexit group tells EU MEPs expat lives matter

At a recent meeting, the 3million group, one of the major anti-Brexit expat groups, presented a briefing paper detailing its pre-Brexit demands to members of the European parliament and its Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt. Before the meeting, co-chair of the group Anne-Laure Donskoy told the media they are pressing for an early,... Expats Blog -

A British Baroness Wants To Rekindle Donald Trump's Affection For Bashar Assad

WASHINGTON ? Lady Caroline Cox, a prominent member of the British Parliament’s House of Lords, agrees with President Donald Trump on quite a lot: the need for Brexit, the success of Russia’s brutal counterterrorism strategy, the theory...Show More Summary

PM Isa Mustafa loses no confidence vote in Kosovo

Members of parliament dismiss government in no-confidence motion, triggering a snap election in June.

Bulgaria nominates Euro MP Gabriel as new EU Commissioner

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov on Wednesday nominated European Parliament deputy Maria Gabriel, a member of his center-right GERB party, to become the country's new European commissioner.

Le Pen's niece will not stand in legislative elections

Failed French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a National Front member of parliament, has decided not to stand for re-election in June's legislative elections, a move that lays bare the divisions in the party.

Australian Parliament Member Laughed So Hard At 'Veep' He Almost Died ... For Real (VIDEO)

Australian Parliament member Graham Perrett ?says the combination of sushi and HBO's "Veep" almost killed him, and he has the scars to prove it. Perrett was sitting at home with his wife watching season 6, episode 1 when he laughed ...

Prominent Political Activist Faezeh Hashemi Barred From Speaking at Rouhani Campaign Event

Speeches by reformist politicians and supporters of incumbent president Hassan Rouhani have been cancelled ahead of the May 19, 2017 presidential election, including two by former member of Parliament Faezeh Hashemi. Hashemi, an outspoken political activist and the daughter of the late former President Akbar Hashemi Rafasanjani, was prevented from speaking at the opening of […]

Lawmaker Laughs at Veep , Knocks Self Unconscious

A testament to how funny Veep is: While watching the first episode of the latest season, an Australian lawmaker laughed so hard he ultimately ended up unconscious. Member of parliament Graham Perrett was eating sushi while watching the episode in which (spoiler alert) the character Jonah shaves his head to...

Canadian Law Says a 9-Month-Old Baby Killed in a Crime Against Her Mother Isn’t a Human Being

On October 19, 2016, our Members of Parliament voted down Bill C-225 (Cassie and Molly’s Law), a law that would have allowed additional charges to be laid against a killer who took the life of a woman he knew to be pregnant. The law was considered unnecessary, and fear was strong that this recognition of […]

Canadian Parliamentarians Helping Kick Off MS Awareness Month

Members of Parliament are helping the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada commemorate May as MS Awareness Month. The lawmakers will be meeting with society representatives and other members of the MS community in the capital of Ottawa, May 1-3. Show More Summary

Police charge two lawmakers from Slovak far-right party with extremism

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's police said on Saturday they have charged two members of parliament from a far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia with extremism for hate speech against the Roma, the Jews and Islam.

Montenegro parliament ratifies NATO membership accord

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenego's parliament ratified the country's membership agreement with NATO on Friday, taking the tiny former Yugoslav republic one step closer to becoming the 29th member of the Atlantic alliance.

Turkey can't join EU with new constitution - lead EU lawmaker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday.

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