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Latest news, events and information about the European Parliament

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Brexit vote
The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future.
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MEPs are back in Brussels after their delegations. Plenty of committee meetings are taking place, so we have selected a few highlights to guide you through the process.
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Events

Forthcoming Events

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Fishing
The EU's Common Fisheries Policy has influenced policy decisions affecting British fisheries since 1973. This event will explore the impact of Brexit on the future of UK fisheries and food chains. A panel of politicians, experts and local industry professionals will debate these issues and invite questions from the audience on Brexit, Fishing and Seafood.
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Past Events

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Andrei Sakharov
The 2017 Sakharov Debate, co-hosted with the UCL European Institute, examined the human rights issues surrounding online privacy, looking at key areas such as hate speech and psychometric voter targeting during the Brexit campaigns and the ECJ’s judgment on UK government surveillance laws.
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Brexit

EU and Member States flags
How will Brexit work? What is the European Parliament’s role in the Brexit negotiations under Article 50? In this section of our website, we have been collecting information, studies, and articles from different sources in order to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments related to Brexit.
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EU, UK and other Member States' flags
The European Parliament has commissioned dozens of impact assessments or studies on Brexit from experts, across a broad range of policy areas, which are publicly available online. This webpage will be regularly updated to include further relevant publications.
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Educational Resources

Remember EYE2014? EYE2016 now a distant memory? Well, those three inspiring days with more than 6,000 young participants from all over Europe gathered together to come up with ideas for a better Europe are coming again with EYE2018! On 1-2 June 2018, the European Parliament opened its doors once again to young Europeans in Strasbourg, with five new themes:
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The Prize is awarded annually to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. Participate with your own project!
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Public Interest

If you hold the nationality of an EU Member State, you are also an EU citizen. EU citizenship does not replace your national citizenship, it adds to it. EU citizenship gives you many freedoms and opportunities, such as the right to travel, live and work throughout the EU, and the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections wherever you live in the EU.
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children online protection
Children watch more and more videos on the Internet. That is why MEPs want to strengthen the protection of minors online against harmful content.
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EHIC CARD
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.
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Mobile app
Europe has experienced a boom in mobility over the last thirty years. Community legislation has therefore been introduced for all modes of transport to protect passenger rights and ensure they are not lost in a myriad of national rules.
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Office in Edinburgh

The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh aims to help increase awareness of the Parliament and the impact of its activities in Scotland as well as highlighting the work of the six Scottish Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

The Office is located in Edinburgh, near the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

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Get involved with our events
We regularly host free events that are open to the public. Come along to listen and engage on a wide range of issues relating to the European Parliament and its role in Scotland.
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Find here all the recent events organised in Scotland by the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh.
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brexit cafe edinburgh
This Brexit Cafe gave a unique opportunity to have a say on the decision that will affect everybody's life the longest and to hear expert opinion from MEP Alyn Smith.
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