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Net neutrality: four things to know about new rules being voted on

Others Information22-10-2015 - 15:54
Net neutrality illustration photo ©AP images/European Union - EP  

Net neutrality is crucial to the future development of the internet. It is the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally, regardless of the type of content or platforms involved. On 27 October MEPs are set to debate and vote on new rules on net neutrality, following an agreement reached with EU governments after two years of negotiations. Ahead of the vote, find out what it is all about. (Read more: Net neutrality: four things to know about new rules being voted on )


Coming soon to a screen near you: the three films short-listed for this year's Lux Prize will be shown in more than 40 cities all over Europe, subtitled in all of the EU's official 24 languages. During the Lux Film Days film lovers will have the chance to watch them for free and pick their own favourite. Meanwhile, the winner of this year's Lux Prize, chosen by MEPs, will be announced during the plenary session in Strasbourg on 24 November. (Read more: Lux Film Days: check out this year's finalists in a cinema near you )


Registrations for Parliament's European Youth Event (EYE) are now open and the first programme has also been released. The first edition took place in May 2014 when thousands of young Europeans discussed the future of Europe at the Parliament in Strasbourg before submitting concrete proposals to parliamentary committees. (Read more: EYE 2016: registrations for Parliament's youth event are now open )


Be active: European Week of Sport kicks off

Others Sport07-09-2015 - 14:08
The opening speech of MEP Santiago Fisas  

The first-ever European Week of Sport kicked off in Brussels today and will be organised every year by the European Commission with the aim of promoting sport and physical activity across Europe. The new initiative was originally suggested in a report by MEP Santiago Fisas, a Spanish member of the EPP group, which was adopted by the European Parliament. As part of the event various activities take place in all member states and are open to anyone regardless of age, background or fitness level. (Read more: Be active: European Week of Sport kicks off )


Lux Prize 2015 finalists

Others Culture27-08-2015 - 14:40
Announcer for the Lux Prize 2015 with the logo and a photo from each finalist movie  

The finalists competing for the 2015 Lux Film Prize have been announced: Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (in English: The Lesson). The three films deal with current social issues such as immigration, position of women and girls, education and economic problems in society. (Read more: Lux Prize 2015 finalists )


Get connected: discover the European Parliament on social media

Others Institutions / Information19-08-2015 - 09:00

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. Try out our interactive infographic to get a taster of what we serve up on each platform. (Read more: Get connected: discover the European Parliament on social media )

EYE  Announcer  

The European Youth Event (EYE) will return next year and you could be a part of it! #EYE2016 organisers are looking for enthusiastic young people and organisations that want to help shape the event's programme. Check out the Facebook page for the latest news, including all the information about the previous edition in 2014 and its follow-up phase. (Read more: EYE 2016: Parliament's successful youth event returns with a second edition )

Lux Prize 2015  

The three films competing for the 2015 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July in Rome by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani and culture committee chair Silvia Costa, at the Venice Days press conference. The films are: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar) and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). (Read more: Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) shortlisted for the 2015 Lux Prize )


Pillage of cultural sites – how can Europe help to stop it?

CULT Culture / Education14-07-2015 - 17:37
Islamic State militant group in northern Iraq  

Deliberately destroying and pillaging archaeological sites and trafficking art objects in war zones amount to « cultural genocide » and should be classified as war crimes, argued speakers in a public hearing held by the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee on Monday afternoon. MEPs and experts reiterated the need for harmonised international legislation in this area. (Read more: Pillage of cultural sites – how can Europe help to stop it? )


Lux Prize 2015: the ten nominated films have been revealed

Others Culture09-07-2015 - 17:30
Embargo untill MONDAY 06/07/2015: LUX FILM PRIZE 2015 official selection  

The 10 films competing for this year's Lux Prize have been revealed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, including five by first-time directors, a mix of genres and the selection's first-ever Icelandic film. The European Parliament awards the prize to the best European film every year. At the end of the month it will be announced which three films have been short-listed for the finals, meaning they will also be screened all over the EU as part of the Lux Film Days. (Read more: Lux Prize 2015: the ten nominated films have been revealed )