The EPP and Alde groups said their new cooperation included the backing of Tusk for another term as president of the European Council.
Liberals and eurosceptics help centre-right take control of another EU institution. Social-democrats hail the return of a progressive opposition.
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Liberal candidate Guy Verhofstadt has pulled out of the race to become the European Parliament president, throwing his weight behind the EPP's Antonio Tajani.
A group chaired by former Italian PM and EU commissioner Mario Monti says Brexit should be used to create EU-level levies to depend less on member states contributions, and to abolish member states rebates in the EU budget.
Maltese PM said that EU institutions, including the Court of Justice, would continue to hold legal primacy during the post-Brexit transition period.
EU citizens should be barred from taking jobs if a qualified Austrian has applied to the same position, says Austria's centre-left chancellor.
MEPs expected to back German's promotion despite his foul mouth and his cozy ties with pro-Kremlin lobbyists.
The leader of the centre-right EPP group said socialist and liberal party bosses must back his bloc's candidate for parliament's president or risk empowering extremists.
Manfred Weber, leader of the centre-right EPP group, says socialist and liberal leaders have to stick to their pledges and let EPP's Antonio Tajani become parliament president.
The German EU commissioner sails through a European Parliament hearing on his suitability for the budget and human resources portfolio in the EU executive.
Liberal parliament president candidate Verhofstadt gave up on having Italy's populist Five Star Movement join his group after his own MEPs rebelled against the move.
EU leaders must pay special attention to the concerns of its citizens if it is to thrive in a time of waning faith in the project.
Italy's Five Star movement is leaving Ukip's eurosceptic EU parliament group and aiming to join the pro-EU liberal Alde faction.
The former Belgian PM is counting on support from smaller groups and on antipathy toward centre-right candidate Antonio Tajani.
Racist remarks and a dodgy plane trip make German commissioner unfit to be an ethics chief, MEPs have said, amid a broader popularity crisis for EU officials.
Investigation to look at use of assistants paid by EU parliament but working in Paris, with Le Pen accusing authorities of political "persecution".
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Campaign groups have written to MEPs to object to Guenther Oettinger's proposed new position of budget and human resources commissioner.
German diplomatic notes said Juncker, in his time as Luxembourg PM, obstructed EU tax transparency, adding to EU commission's popularity crisis.
EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini got tired of repeating the phrase “this is not … an EU army”, but 2016 saw France and Germany leap forward on military integration.
The V4 countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - has turned the EU's migration policy around. They now set their sights on reshaping the union.
Just days after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the bloc was rocked by the news that commission ex-president, Jose Manuel Barroso, had landed a top job with Goldman Sachs.
Neelie Kroes, a commission member from 2004 to 2014, received a "reprimand" fro failing to declare off-shore company and income while receiving an EU allowance.
EU executive said it would be "fair" to give Poland two more months to answer allegations, but started considering a sanction procedure.
The EU Commission could ask member states to impose sanctions against Poland for its breach of the rule of law in a crucial meeting, though experts say the country is unlikely to be punished.
The EU has allowed its defence and security policies to be shaped by powerful lobbyists, many of whom are linked to firms that win lucrative contracts, an investigation shows.
EU leaders called for evacuations and aid, but admitted "we have to stand there watching", as Syrian regime, Russia, and Iran committed what some called "war crimes".
Dismayed by the lack of progress in solving Poland's rule of law crisis, some MEPs are demanding that the EU begins formal breach proceedings that could end up with Poland being stripped of voting rights.
Legislation on waste and landfills stuck in EU legislative plumbing, with little prospect of being quickly unblocked.
The bloc needs a radical overhaul if it is to survive and thrive in the era of Trump, Putin, Farage and Johnson.
Starting next year, MEPs will no longer be able to work as paid lobbyists trying to influence the European Parliament.
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