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Visit Parlamentarium to find out more about Parliament and the EU

Others Institutions05-08-2015 - 09:00
Images from the Parlamentarium visitor center  

In Brussels this summer and curious about the EU? Why not pay a visit to the European Parliament's visitors centre in Brussels and get a unique insight into the work of MEPs and how it touches your daily life? Rated one of the top things to do in Brussels by travel website Tripadvisor, the award-winning centre has already welcomed more than one million visitors since opening its doors in October 2011. (Read more: Visit Parlamentarium to find out more about Parliament and the EU )

 
The European Parliament in Strasbourg by dusk  

As the first half of the year is behind us, we take a look at some of the key moments which marked the European Parliament in 2015 so far, from political figures visiting the Parliament to legislative accomplishments. (Read more: The European Parliament in photos: the best images of the year so far )

 
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Literacy, women’s rights and free movement in the EU were the most liked topics on the Parliament’s Facebook page this year between January and June with Sakharov Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Hauwa Ibrahim's messages on equal access to education and women’s rights proving to be the most popular (Read more: European Parliament on Facebook: This year's most popular posts so far )

 

Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to Sicily

Others Institutions / Delegations27-07-2015 - 09:53
EP Delegation to Sicily on Migration_  

Countries such as Italy and Greece dealing with an influx of asylum seekers should receive more support from other member states, MEPs said on a delegation visit to the Italian island of Sicily from 22 to 24 July. “Italy spends over €1 billion every year just to take care of those who make it across the Mediterranean. Italy’s borders are the EU's borders and a better management of the migratory flows is our common responsibility,” said French ALDE member Jean Arthuis, co-chair of the delegation. (Read more: Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to Sicily )

 

Summer reading: discover this year's most popular articles so far

Others Institutions27-07-2015 - 09:00
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Articles on our photography contest, Ukraine, social media, gender equality and the European integration of the Western Balkans have proved to be most popular on our website in the first half of 2015. Read our article to find out more and click on the links to discover them yourself. (Read more: Summer reading: discover this year's most popular articles so far )

 
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 )

 

Summer game: how well do you know your languages?

Others Institutions23-07-2015 - 09:00
 

It’s summer once again! A time for going on holiday, visiting family, enjoying sunny barbecues or simply playing games. So take part in our summer challenge and learn how to recognise "summer" in all of the EU’s official languages. Once you are done, share it online! (Read more: Summer game: how well do you know your languages? )

 

Boosting Europe's economy: Juncker investment plan explained

Others Economic and monetary affairs22-07-2015 - 18:59
 

The so-called Juncker investment plan, aiming to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work, got a green light from Parliament in June. How will the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) actually work though? And how will investments be mobilised to lead to an overall sum of €315 billion? Our EuroparlTV animation explains. (Read more: Boosting Europe's economy: Juncker investment plan explained )

 

Five things you should know when travelling abroad

Others Tourism20-07-2015 - 09:00
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We all love to travel, but do you know what to do if things go wrong? When there is an emergency, your flight gets cancelled or you lose your passport? There are EU rules in place to make travellers' lives easier. Here are a few key points to remember. (Read more: Five things you should know when travelling abroad )

 

Ukraine: timeline of events

Plenary Session Enlargement / External relations17-07-2015 - 11:58
 

While the conflict in Ukraine continues, the country and the EU ratified a bilateral association agreement on 16 September 2014. Read up on all the latest developments in Ukraine with the help of our timeline, from the Euromaidan movement to the historic vote in the two parliaments in September and the parliamentary elections in Ukraine in October. (Read more: Ukraine: timeline of events )