French government set to resign, ushering in indefinite transition period  – POLITICO

The choice of who fills the prime ministerial and cabinet positions is up to the president, who mostly does as they please when their party holds an absolute majority in parliament, or otherwise picks the leader of whichever party controls the lower house. But the fragmented political landscape in France makes it unclear who is … Read more

Roberta Metsola re-elected as President of the European Parliament | News

Roberta Metsola won the election in the first round of voting, where she received an absolute majority of 562 votes cast out of 699 by secret paper ballot, among two candidates. She will continue to lead Parliament for the first two and a half years of the 10th legislative term. Voting results Roberta Metsola (EPP, … Read more

MEPs call to strip Hungary’s EU voting rights amid Orbán’s ‘peace missions’ – POLITICO

Orbán “undertook several diplomatic visits, notably to visit Putin in Russia and Xi Jinping in China, during which he intentionally misrepresented his empowerments,” the lawmakers wrote, and called on the Parliament to respond accordingly. “This requires real actions, such as suspending Hungary’s voting rights in the Council, since practice has shown that mere verbal condemnations … Read more

EP TODAY | News | European Parliament

Last-minute press briefing at 9.00 The Parliament’s Spokespersons and the Press Service will hold a press briefing on this week’s plenary session at 9.00. More information here. Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio using this link https://ep.interactio.eu/1dxr-tkkf-mpje Constitution of the new Parliament and election of the President The first … Read more

Trump’s comeback in Milwaukee – POLITICO

Nach dem Anschlag auf Donald Trump beginnt der Nominierungsparteitag der Republikaner unter völlig anderen Vorzeichen. Für POLITICO ist unter anderem Anne McElvoy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, vor Ort. Sie ist Host des Power Play-Podcasts und berichtet im Gespräch mit Gordon aktuell vom ersten Tag der National Republican Convention. Ein weiteres Thema ist die konstituierende Sitzung des … Read more

Trump insider on the survivor and a new VP – POLITICO

Reince Priebus is one the Republican Party’s veteran power brokers. He served Donald Trump as his first White House chief of staff and chairs the host committee at this year’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. As Republican delegates gather in the aftermath of a dramatic couple of days, host Anne McElvoy speaks to Priebus live … Read more

New blow for Brussels as Trump picks isolationist Vance for VP – POLITICO

The 39-year-old senator is one of the most isolationist members of the Republican Party. He is vehemently opposed to using more funds to help Ukraine and has blasted what he sees as Europe’s over-dependence on the United States when it comes to military investment. In a lengthy interview with POLITICO at the Munich Security Conference … Read more

Ukraine ready to work with Trump if he wins, says Zelenskyy – POLITICO

The increase is connected to Russia opening its new front in the Kharkiv region while maintaining the same pressure rate over the entire 1,000-kilometer front line in the east and south of Ukraine, the ministry said. Jul 12 2 mins read Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Pioneer Newz is an automatic aggregator of … Read more

Commissioners should skip Hungary’s meetings, European Commission says – POLITICO

The Council’s legal service has told EU ambassadors this breaches EU treaties, and EU leaders have been fuming about Hungary’s rogue presidency. They’ve struggled, though, to do much about it beyond publicly condemning Budapest’s actions.  One of their responses is to send lower ranking civil servants instead of ministers to the informal ministers’ meetings Hungary … Read more

Last-minute press briefing on Parliament’s constitutive plenary session | News

Key moments this week include: Election of Parliament’s President Election of Parliament’s Bureau: 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors Numerical strength and composition of Parliament’s standing committees and numerical strength of interparliamentary delegations Election of the President of the European Commission The need for the EU’s continuous support for Ukraine: statements by political group leaders and … Read more