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Cultural capitals: discover this year's picks Aarhus and Pafos

Others Institutions06-01-2017 - 10:00
Capitals of Culture 2017 are (top-down) Aarhus and Paphos ©AP Images/European Union-EP  

Aarhus in Denmark and Pafos in Cyprus are Europe's cultural capitals for this year. Since the capitals of culture initiative was launched in 1985, 54 cities around Europe have had the honour. The aim is to highlight the richness of Europe’s cultural diversity and looks at its shared history and heritage. Read more about this year’s cultural capitals. (Read more: Cultural capitals: discover this year's picks Aarhus and Pafos )

 

Coming up: what Parliament will be working on this year

Others Institutions04-01-2017 - 10:00
 

From fighting terrorism to tackling the migration crisis: MEPs will be dealing with many significant challenges over the next six months. They will also be dealing with issues such as tax evasion and climate change. Read on for an overview of the main legislative proposals coming up. (Read more: Coming up: what Parliament will be working on this year )

 
Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU - For the first time, Malta will take on this role from 1 January to 30 June 2017  

Malta has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU Council from Slovakia. This means that for the next six months the small island state plays a key role in setting the agenda, finding compromises and addressing a range of challenges such as the migration crisis and the expected start of the Brexit negotiations. We asked Maltese MEPs what their hopes and expectations were for their country's firs- ever presidency of the EU Council. (Read more: EU Council: MEPs share expectations for Malta taking over the presidency )

 

Goodbye 2016: a look back in photos

Others Institutions30-12-2016 - 10:00
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As 2016 is drawing to an end, take a look back at the events that the marked the year in Parliament: from UK Prime Minister David Cameron meeting Parliament President Martin Schulz ahead of the Brexit referendum to MEPs paying tribute to the victims of the Nice tragedy in July. Relive this year's key events in our photo gallery and join the conversation on our Facebook page. (Read more: Goodbye 2016: a look back in photos )

 

Volunteering: your next New Year's resolution?

Others Institutions26-12-2016 - 10:00
 

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions. One option could be to volunteer. Since 1996 the European Voluntary Service has enabled some 100,000 young people to volunteer in projects in and outside Europe. Watch our video to find out more and who knows, it might inspire you to take up volunteering as well! (Read more: Volunteering: your next New Year's resolution? )

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Others Institutions23-12-2016 - 10:00
Christmas card and wishes  

From all of us at the European Parliament, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Read more: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! )

 

ACP-EU: a strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

Others Institutions / External relations21-12-2016 - 16:32

Fighting illicit financial flows, investing in family and small-scale agriculture and coordinating aid for Haiti after Hurricane Matthew were among the issues on which Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries agreed at the 32nd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) in Nairobi, which closed on Wednesday. (Read more: ACP-EU: a strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership )

 

Stay connected: discover the European Parliament on social media

Others Institutions21-12-2016 - 10:00
 

From Pinterest to LinkedIn, the European Parliament is present on most major social media platforms in order to better communicate with you. On these platforms we offer not only background information and the latest news, but also videos, photos, infographics and the opportunity to discuss topical issues. We also offer EP Newshub: our special tool to follow Parliament politics in real time. Try out our interactive infographic to get a taster of what we serve up on each platform. (Read more: Stay connected: discover the European Parliament on social media )

 

ACP-EU :"Zero immigration has never existed and never will"

Others Institutions / Development and cooperation / External relations19-12-2016 - 16:07

"The history of humanity is the history of migrations. Zero migration has never existed, and it never will”, said Louis Michel (ALDE, BE), EU Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) at the opening of its 32nd session, in Nairobi (Kenya) on Monday. “We must manage migration flows in a human way, in line with our values. Fortress Europe is not working”, he added. (Read more: ACP-EU :"Zero immigration has never existed and never will" )

 

Schulz: “Let us have the courage to fight for the EU”

Others Institutions15-12-2016 - 13:47
Press Conference of EP President Schultz at the European Council meeting  

Martin Schulz stressed the importance of cooperation and solidarity in his last speech as Parliament President at a European Council meeting. Addressing heads of government at the summit in Brussels, he called on them to make progress on issues such as defence, migration and Russia. “You all agreed that you need the EU, that the EU is the only means to tackle the challenges we are facing in this century. This spirit should never be forgotten and should guide your actions over the years to come.” (Read more: Schulz: “Let us have the courage to fight for the EU” )