With an intake that includes youthful idealists, weathered political survivors and former fascists, the European Parliament looks set to play host to a colourful array of lawmakers.
The European Parliament elections resulted in a loss for the main centre-left and centre-right political parties in several countries across the bloc. On the contrary, the liberals and the Greens have experienced a boost.
This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
Italy's deputy premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has invited European nationalist and far-right parties to a rally in Milan before the European Parliament elections, to discuss a potential alliance.
Washington and Brussels have both proposed solutions to facilitate cross-border access to data for law enforcement officials, but the issue has stirred up a hornet's nest.
Although the rich-poor gap has widened over the past decades, the European Union is a world leader in fighting inequality, experts say.