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Directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union

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The European Parliament (EP) is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU) that is directly elected by EU citizens aged 18 or older. Together with the Council of the European Union, which should not be confused with the European Council and the Council of Europe, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 751 members (MEPs), that will become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.

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A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

An MEP performs on a harmonica for the last day of the current European Parliament.
5 days ago • BBC News
Italy's right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month's European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The combined seats of the three existing groups would dominate the parliament
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

British voters at the elections for the next European Parliament would strengthen eurosceptic groups, while the center-right would remain the largest grouping in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says.
6 days ago • BBC News
The devastation of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding, leaders of the European Union declared on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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