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Endocrine disruptors: motion of censure on the Commission lapsed

Others Institutions19-05-2016 - 18:17

16 MEPs from the GUE/NGL group withdrew their signature from a motion of censure on the Commission which was announced in plenary on Thursday 12 May. (Read more: Endocrine disruptors: motion of censure on the Commission lapsed )

 

European Youth Event: take part online

Others Institutions19-05-2016 - 12:37
#EYE2016: take part online  

The European Youth Event (EYE) taking place at the Parliament in Strasbourg this Friday and Saturday is not just for the 7,500 Europeans who will be in attendance. Regardless of where you are, you can make your views heard during the event where participants will exchange ideas and perspectives on the EU’s future. It will be opened by EP Vice-Presidents Sylvie Guillaume, Ulrike Lunacek, Mairead McGuinness, Rainer Wieland on Friday morning. Read on to see how you can play your part. (Read more: European Youth Event: take part online )

 

More than half of young Europeans aged 16-30 feel marginalised in their own country due to the economic crisis, but few want to move abroad because of it, finds the latest Eurobarometer poll, commissioned by the European Parliament and published on Friday. Nevertheless, for almost all respondents it is important to learn about the EU and how its institutions work. (Read more: Most young Europeans feel marginalised by the crisis, says Eurobarometer poll )

 

Plenary highlights: Europol, asylum reform, Turkey visa liberalisation

Plenary Session Institutions13-05-2016 - 09:00
 

New powers for Europol to fight terrorism and international crime were approved by MEPs during May's plenary session in Strasbourg. They also called for any reform of EU asylum rules to be based on solidarity among member states and warned that Turkey still has to fulfil a number of conditions before its citizens can be granted visa-free travel to the EU. Read on for an overview of the plenary session's most important issues. (Read more: Plenary highlights: Europol, asylum reform, Turkey visa liberalisation )

 

Endocrine disruptors : motion of censure on the Commission announced in plenary

Plenary Session Institutions12-05-2016 - 17:44

In today's plenary session Vice President Ryszard Czarnecki announced that the President had received a motion of censure on the Commission, signed by the necessary number of MEPs, saying that the European Commission had failed to comply with its legal obligation to publish scientific criteria for defining endocrine disruptors. The debate on this motion of censure will take place during the next part-session. (Read more: Endocrine disruptors : motion of censure on the Commission announced in plenary )

 

A procedure to investigate whether the European political party Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) complies with the founding principles of the EU was launched on Thursday by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders). (Read more: EP to check Alliance for Peace and Freedom’s compliance with EU basic principles )

 

Opening: Europe Day 9 May "It's time to fight for Europe"

Plenary Session Institutions09-05-2016 - 19:33
Opening Schuman Day_  

President Schulz recalled the declaration by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950 that paved the way for the European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner of the European Union. He called upon Europeans today to show the same creative courage in the fight to ensure that solidarity and peaceful cooperation across borders, not hatred, violence and destruction, shape the coexistence of nations in Europe. (Read more: Opening: Europe Day 9 May "It's time to fight for Europe" )

 

Open day: nearly 20,000 people visit the Parliament in Strasbourg

Others Institutions09-05-2016 - 17:01
Open days 2016 Strasbourg_  

When the European Parliament held an open day in Strasbourg on 8 May in honour of this year's Europe Day, some 19,000 people took the opportunity to find out more about how it works. Europe Day is held every year on 9 May to mark the anniversary of a declaration by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950, proposing to create a European Coal and Steel Community. This later paved the way for the European Union. (Read more: Open day: nearly 20,000 people visit the Parliament in Strasbourg )

 

Europe Day: visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Others Institutions05-05-2016 - 10:00
Open Days announcer_  

The European Parliament in Strasbourg opens its doors to the public on 8 May, giving you the chance to visit the building and enjoy a range of activities to mark Europe Day. It is also an opportunity to find out more about the European Union and the Parliament and how it works. (Read more: Europe Day: visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg )

 

Europe Day - European Parliament open days

Others Institutions04-05-2016 - 10:56

On Sunday 8 May in Strasbourg and on Saturday 28 May in Brussels, the European Parliament and other EU institutions will open their doors to the general public, a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of Europe in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. (Read more: Europe Day - European Parliament open days )