United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union
The European Parliament's first debate on the UK's vote to leave is marked by bitter exchanges as prominent pro-Brexit figure Nigel Farage is booed and heckled by members of the European Parliament and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is heckled after saying that he is neither a robot nor a bureaucrat.
Prime minister speaks in Brussels as Osborne rules himself out as successor, and Jeremy Corbyn awaits result of no-confidence vote from Labour MPs
Nigel Farage resigns as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) but says he and other MEPs-MPs of the party would continue to carry out their term in the European Parliament. 2016-07-4 (Context: European Parliament, Nigel Farage, United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union)
After European Parliament auditors conclude that he used a parliamentary assistant for UKIP party matters instead of for work related to the duties of a Member of the European Parliament, Nigel Farage will now pay back GBP35,500 (EUR40,000) through having half of his salary withheld. 2018-01-12 (Context: European Parliament, Nigel Farage)
Prime Minister David Cameron tells the House of Commons that legal experts advise that the UK-wide Brexit result binds the entire nation, even though Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to stay in the EU. Yesterday, both Scottish and Northern Irish representatives told the European Parliament's plenary session they will leave the UK if that is the required price to keep their homelands fully connected to Europe. 2016-06-29 (Context: European Parliament, United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union)
The European Parliament votes to elect Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. 2014-07-15 (Context: European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker)
The European Parliament votes 447-196 to dismiss Ryszard Czarnecki (PiS) as one of its 14 vice-presidents, for calling fellow Polish parliamentarian Roza Thun (Civic Platform) a "szmalcownik" (meaning Nazi collaborator). It is the first time that the parliament invokes the powers of Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union to dismiss a senior office holder. Czarnecki remains a Member of the European Parliament. 2018-02-7 (Context: European Parliament)