German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has said she is resigning from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet to focus on becoming the next head of the European Commission, the top job in the European Union.
Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs during a rendition of Ode To Joy in the European Parliament as chaotic scenes marked the opening day of the new legislature in Strasbourg.
Legislators from right-wing parties, Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers have disrupted the formal opening session of the European Parliament.
The strong showing of green parties in the European election has raised hopes among some voters that global warming and other environmental issues will be given more serious consideration across the continent.
Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness has taken the first seat in the Midlands Northwest constituency.
Labour and the Conservatives’ Brexit policies were dealt a hammer blow by voters in a terrible night for both parties in the European elections.
Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere were celebrating big gains in the European Parliament elections, amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale protests in recent months.
Nigel Farage said he would “change the shape of British politics” after his Brexit Party stormed to victory in the European elections.
The Conservatives were routed by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in a dramatic set of European election results.
Tommy Robinson blamed Government “interference” with social media companies for his failure to secure a seat in the European Parliament.