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Brexit vote
The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, to make room for EU-wide electoral lists, say Constitutional Affairs MEPs.       > MEP numbers to be cut from 751 to 705 after Brexit > 46 of the 73 UK seats freed up by Brexit to be held in reserve for possible pan-European lists and EU enlargement > Remaining 27 UK seats to be shared out among 14 under-represented EU countries
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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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Much uncertainty surrounds the type of trade deal the UK can and will secure with the EU post-Brexit and there is disagreement about the timing. Will talks start as soon as the Article 50 proceedings are triggered or will they have to await their conclusion? What are the procedures for an interim deal?
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Lux Prize 2017 Official Selection
Films selected for the LUX Film Prize competition celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration. Read the synopses and watch the trailers to find out more about this year's final selection.
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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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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

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.