The history of the European Parliament (EP)

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European Parliament backs union call for investigation in Belarus
ICFTU online ..., 12 February 2003. The European Parliament (EP) adopted in Strasburg an amendment on Belarus which calls for an investigation and, if necessary, suspension of the country from the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) due to violations of core labour standards.
European elections: few comments go unpunished
By John Catalinotto, Workers World, 24 June 2004. Voters in the June 11–14 elections for the newly expanded European Parliament showed their general dissatisfaction with unemployment, social cuts and the Iraq war by punishing nearly every sitting government.
EP socialists urge EU pressure on Russia over Ukrainian elections
Xinhua News Agency (China), 25 November 2004. The Socialist party group in the European Parliament (EP) called for a formal intervention in the European Union (EU)-Russia Summit to Russian President Putin over the elections in Ukraine.