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Narendra Modi has `highly problematic history of racism`: EU Parliament member

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:44

Spanish member of the European Parliament, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s secular credentials, saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has a “highly problematic history of racism”.

Jean-Claude Juncker: Veteran EU insider

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:16

Jean-Claude Juncker, approved by the European Parliament Tuesday to head the European Commission, is a veteran EU insider versed in the art of getting things done in the labyrinth of the bloc.

Juncker wins parliament endorsement for powerful EU job

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:14

Luxembourg`s former conservative premier Jean-Claude Juncker won the endorsement Tuesday of the European Parliament to become president of the powerful European Commission for the next five years.

French far right in `earthquake` win as Europe votes

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 01:39

Marine Le Pen`s far right National Front scored a stunning first victory in European Parliament elections in France on Sunday as critics of the European Union registered a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and mass unemployment.

EU voter turnout better than expected so far

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 23:23

Voter turnout in European Parliament elections, which plunged to record lows in 2009, appeared to have improved today despite increased eurosceptic sentiment.

Europeans voting to choose new parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 21:42

From Portugal to Finland, voters of 21 nations today were deciding the makeup of the next European Parliament, a sprawling exercise in democracy that will help determine the European Union`s future leaders and course.

EU set for election `Super Sunday`, with far-right vote in spotlight

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 04:07

European elections reach their culmination on "Super Sunday" when the remaining 20 of the EU`s 28 countries go to the polls, with the vote expected to confirm the dominance of pro-European centrists despite a rise in support for the far-right and left.

Britain`s UKIP surges in local elections

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 00:07

Britain`s UK Independence Party surged to its best ever performance in local council elections on Friday, boosting the hopes of Nigel Farage`s anti-EU and anti-immigration group for European parliament polls.

Dutch Eurosceptic party stumbles in European elections: Exit poll

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 03:08

The Eurosceptic party of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders was pushed into a surprise fourth place in European Parliament elections on Thursday, according to exit polls which showed his Freedom Party behind three pro-European groups.

'EU's intra-corporate transfer directive to boost investment'

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 22:12

The European Parliament today approved the proposal for a new EU Directive on the 'conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer' by a majority of 360 votes to 278.

EU strikes deal on banking union

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:23

EU member states and European Parliament negotiators reached an accord Thursday on a new regulatory system designed to prevent a failing bank from wrecking the economy.

EU`s four top jobs up for grabs

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 15:31

It is all change at the top this year for the European Union, kicking off with May elections for the European Parliament followed by the naming in July of a new speaker.