end of the state of emergency, the Parliament debates a procedure for impeachment of the president

Indigenous women and students gathered outside the Central University of Quito on June 25. DOLORES OCHOA / AP Ecuadorian deputies began debating on Saturday June 25 a procedure filed by the opposition to dismiss conservative President Guillermo Lasso, who ended the same evening the state of emergency decreed a week ago in an attempt to … Read more

European Parliament adopts carbon market reform

MEPs vote on the revision of the ETS, the community system for trading CO2 emission quotas, in Brussels, June 22, 2022. JOHN THYS v AFP This time, everything went as planned. The reform of the European carbon market, at the heart of the European Green Deal, which went off the road in the European Parliament … Read more

European Parliament rejects key reform to achieve carbon neutrality

The European Parliament, in Strasbourg, on June 8, 2022. JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS / AP Pataques in the European Parliament. What should have been a historic moment in Strasbourg turned, on Wednesday June 8, into a veritable political vaudeville of which the climate transition was the victim. Although MEPs approved the end of the sale of almost … Read more

The British Parliament, Palace of Science

Carte blanche. While the legislative elections put the National Assembly back in the spotlight, the Palais-Bourbon remains a largely unknown institution. A priori, such buildings have little to do with the history of science. This would be without counting on the research of Edward J. Gillin, a researcher at the University of Leeds, who, in … Read more

Roberta Metsola, an anti-abortion Maltese, set to take over the presidency of the European Parliament

Roberta Metsola, at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, on January 17, 2022. JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS / AP As we can see in the video she posted on her site, each time Roberta Metsola has to face a decisive moment, she resorts to the sign of the cross. In recent days, the Maltese MEP had to sign … Read more

The candidacy of Benoît Coeuré to take the presidency of the Competition Authority validated by Parliament

Former member of the management board of the European Central Bank Benoît Coeuré, during the hearing of the Parliament’s economic committee at the National Assembly in Paris, January 12, 2022. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS The economist’s candidacy is confirmed. Benoît Cœuré received, Wednesday, January 12, the approval of Parliament to take the presidency of the … Read more

President of the European Parliament dies at 65

“The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died at 1:15 am (00:15 am in Lisbon) on January 11 at the hospital in Aviano, Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours.“, wrote Cuillo on his Twitter account. The @EP_President David Sassoli passed … Read more

Catarina dos Santos is the first Portuguese deputy in the German parliament

JN/agencies Today at 08:56 Catarina dos Santos is the first Portuguese-German deputy to join the Bundestag (German parliament), and, at 27 years old, the youngest to be elected by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in this legislature. “It’s a great honor,” said Catarina dos Santos to Lusa news agency. Born in Lisbon, in 1994, she … Read more

In South Africa, Parliament fire raises questions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the press in front of the partially destroyed Parliament in Cape Town on January 2, 2022. SEARCH IN THE / AP It’s hard to imagine a more disconcerting symbol to mark the start of the year 2022 in South Africa. While corruption and mismanagement of public affairs are at … Read more

Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and defends a legislative initiative for the European Parliament

Emmanuel Macron during his tribute speech to the former French head of state Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, on the first anniversary of his death, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on December 2, 2021. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP A year after the death of the former President of the Republic, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, several European personalities … Read more