# Parliament

Spanish caretaker prime minister, socialist Pedro Sanchez, applauds after winning a parliamentary vote to elect a premier at the Spanish Congress (Las Cortes) in Madrid on January 7, 2020. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP
Spanish caretaker prime minister, social […]

Spanish PM turns left in coalition with Podemos

Spain's new coalition between PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialists and hard-left Podemos wants to raise taxes for the rich, roll back a reform of labour market laws and raise salaries
Labour MP Yvette Cooper has tabled an amendment to force the government to make time in the Commons to debate her own bill preventing a "no deal" Brexit. Photo: Leon Neal / AFP
Labour MP Yvette Cooper has tabled an am […]

Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit

British MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach which could include delaying Britain's EU exit and holding a second referendum.
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on 09.01.2018 in Offenbach (Hesse) at a production site of the subsidiary of a British company. Commissioner Oettinger wants Germany and the other Member States to move from 2021 to higher payments into the European budget. After Brexit, Britain would be missing as an EU net contributor. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on […]

EU welcomes Brexit deal

EU officials welcome the preliminary agreement between the EU and UK, despite political turmoil in London.