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EP President Martin Schulz arrives at the European Council meeting of Saturday 30-08-2014 © The Council of the European Union  

“A direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia might well see the situation spiral completely out of control. The parties to the conflict and the international community must do everything in their power to prevent this from happening,” EP president Martin Schulz said, addressing heads of state and government at the start of a special meeting of the European Council on Saturday 30 August dedicated to appointing candidates for top EU jobs. (Read more: European Council summit: Schulz calls for political solution for Ukraine )

 
 
EP provides - illustration  

September is approaching and with it the start of parliamentary business. If you are running an online project, a web page or a blog and need factual information on the Parliament and the forthcoming commissioners hearings… We have the solution! The EP offers a wide range of infographics, videos, photos and interviews that you can use free of charge. Discover them with our online catalogue and use them for free for your products. Read on for more details. (Read more: Infographics, videos, slideshows... Discover our free-to-use editorial products )

 
 

Website maintenance Friday 29 August

Others Institutions28-08-2014 - 18:05
Website under maintenance, we will be back soon ©BELGA-V.Valka_Easyphotostock  

On Friday morning Parliament's website will undergo several updates (Read more: Website maintenance Friday 29 August )

 
 
Plenary at a glance Infographic - Institutions / Information27-08-2014 - 09:00

Following parliament has never been easier. Click on the graphic to follow the debates live, access the lists of speakers and find all the press releases. See what MEPs are tweeting about in the Newshub and don't forget to check out all the latest discussions on the Parliament's official Facebook page. (Read more: Plenary at a glance )

 
 

The secrets behind Parliament's colourful calendar

Others Institutions25-08-2014 - 09:00
Colours of the EP 2014 activity calendars  

The Parliament's short summer recess will be over after this week, so it is back to business. The colours of the parliamentary calendar illustrate what's on MEPs' schedule for that day. Find out what activities the different colours indicate. (Read more: The secrets behind Parliament's colourful calendar )

 
 
When words are not enough: selection of our best infographics Photo gallery - Institutions22-08-2014 - 09:00

Too tired to read an article? Check out our infographics instead! We have selected our best infographics for you in our slideshow. Still want more? Discover all of our infographics on our Pinterest page. (Read more: When words are not enough: selection of our best infographics )

 
 
A look back in images: highlights of the first half of 2014 Photo gallery - Institutions15-08-2014 - 09:00

Martin Schulz getting re-elected as EP president, Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European Commission, Italy taking over the presidency of the EU Council from Greece... We bring you the highlights of the first half of 2014, which includes the end of the 2009-2014 term and the start of the new one. Take a look at our slideshow for an overview of the main events. (Read more: A look back in images: highlights of the first half of 2014 )

 
 
Nestor  

More than 2,000 years before the scientific means were developed to prove the existence of atoms, ancient Greeks already theorised about their existence. Their descendants continue to be at the forefront of scientific research as shown by the Nestor project in Pylos, in southwestern Greece. This involves creating an underwater telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. It will track neutrinos in a bid to unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries. (Read more: Nestor: unravelling the universe’s mysteries from the bottom of the sea )

 
 
Get the picture: first ever event with Instagram followers at the Parliament Photo gallery - Institutions / Information06-08-2014 - 09:00

Something words fail to capture the full European Parliament experience, but pictures certainly can help. In May the Parliament organised its first ever instameet, a special event in Strasbourg for its Instagram followers. They had the opportunity to take photos in and around the Parliament and post them using the hashtag #EPinstameet. (Read more: Get the picture: first ever event with Instagram followers at the Parliament )

 
 

Summer reading: top five of Parliament's most popular articles

Others Institutions / Information04-08-2014 - 09:00
Best articles story picture_  

The quality of life in Europe today, Ukraine, a photo contest, the composition of the new Parliament and cheaper phone calls were the topics of our most-read articles of the first half of the year on the European Parliament’s website. Check out our links to experience the highlights of the year so far. (Read more: Summer reading: top five of Parliament's most popular articles )