Kiev/UNI: The European Parliament Thursday approved an 18 billion euro ($18.7 billion) conditional loan for Ukraine to cover essential public services and rehabilitation of infrastructure throughout next year.
Strasbourg: European Parliament President David Sassoli has died in Italy, officials said on Tuesday.
Beijing: An European Parliament might soon be visiting Taiwan with an aim to push for closer ties with Taipei, a move that is sure to rattle China.
Beijing: The Chinese government has opposed a European Parliament resolution on Hong Kong, which had denounced the closure of the city's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily after its editors and owner were hounded by China.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, calling for the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Brussels: The European Parliament has voted to freeze the ratification of the EU-China investment deal due to the sanctions that Beijing has imposed on five members of the hemicycle, an episode seen as a blow to the dragons, media reports said.
It would not have come as a surprise to any Pakistan-watcher that the European Parliament, in view of the “alarming” increase in the abuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, last week adopted a resolution calling for a review of the GSP+ status, the EU’s most beneficial trading relationship, which it had granted to the country. Once Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to put his stock behind the extremist and violent Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and its demand that the French Ambassador be evicted from Islamabad as punishment for French President Macron’s espousal of free speech in his country, a strong response from the European Union (EU) was no longer in doubt.
Slamming Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, the European parliament has alleged that they “incite harassment, violence and murder against those being accused’, and expressed concern about the health and wellbeing of a Pakistani couple sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2014.
Writing to the current Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Ryszard Czarnecki and Fulvio Martusciello condemned Pakistan for not yet having brought to justice those who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, known as 26/11.
Brussels/UNI: As France has been the target of a series of terror attacks recently, French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella has called for strict sanctions against Turkey, Pakistan, Kuwait and Qatar.
Brussels: In a move which called for 'fresh diplomatic and trade sanctions against the Peoples Republic of China' the European Conservatives and Reformists Party of the European Parliament issued a statement on its website expressing its 'deepest concern at the expulsion of pro-democracy legislators from the Hong Kong Legislative Council', reported EU Chronicle.b
Brussels: A noted European Parliament member has said Pakistan is a key player regarding the ‘serious security threats’ through the sale of EU passports and visas to criminals.
Dublin, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Voting in the European Parliament election in Ireland ended here on Friday night with no reports of any serious disruptions.
Islamabad, May 2 (IBNS): In a strong reprimand against 'persecution of religious minorities' in Muslim-majority Pakistan, the European Parliament has warned that it would suspend all subsidies and trade preferences to the country in case it failed to take measures to "dismantle" its "discriminatory system”.