Latest European Parliament News

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...

The Latest: May says Brexit won't see workers' rights cut

Jan. 14, 2019 7:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support for her European Union divorce deal by promising that her government won't try to water down environmental standards and workers' rights after Brexit. The commitment is an attempt to...

French far-right leader wants EU election to 'beat' Macron

Jan. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Rally party launched its campaign Sunday for this year's European Parliament election, which it and other nationalist, anti-immigration movements hope to dominate. During a speech in Paris, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters to seize the May 26 vote as a chance...

Far-right German party softens position on possible EU exit

Jan. 13, 2019 1:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is calling for Germany to leave the European Union if it isn't reformed, but backed off setting a five-year deadline for action in a European Parliament election platform approved Sunday. The nationalist and anti-migration Alternative for Germany...

Hungary's Orban wants anti-migration forces to control EU

Jan. 10, 2019 12:19 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban said Thursday he wants "anti-immigration forces" to become a majority in all European Union institutions, including Parliament and the EU's executive Commission. Speaking about the upcoming European Parliament elections, Orban predicted that...

Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy's Salvini

Jan. 10, 2019 10:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Members of Poland's populist ruling party on Thursday signalled some reservations about forming an alliance with Italy's anti-migrant League party. The head of the League, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, was in Warsaw on Wednesday trying to forge an alliance with Poland's ruling...

The Latest: Dutch PM wants to help May win Brexit backing

Jan. 9, 2019 7:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he is working with France, Germany and other nations to help his British counterpart Theresa May win Parliament's approval for her divorce deal with the European Union. Speaking Wednesday night after...

Populist leader in Italy sees kinship with French protesters

Jan. 9, 2019 4:02 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An Italian government leader says his populist movement is ready to help anti-government protesters in France. Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio said his 5-Star Movement shares a quest for "direct democracy in Europe" with the French protesters. A 5-Star senator, Ettore Licheri, said on Wednesday...

Italy's Salvini seeks to build new European order with Poles

Jan. 9, 2019 1:48 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister vowed Wednesday to work with Poland to create a "new European spring" as he sought to build an alliance with Poland's ruling populists ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. After a meeting with Poland's powerful ruling party leader,...

EU parliament laments trans-Atlantic relations under Trump

Jan. 9, 2019 7:36 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A key European Union legislative group has lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump's "harmful" approach to trans-Atlantic relations, warning that the divisions it creates will only embolden global rivals. In a letter to be sent to members of U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the delegation for U.S....