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Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), the European Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, today issued a statement on behalf of the Brexit Steering Group:
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“Women at war”, an Iceland/France/Ukraine co-production, has won the 12th LUX Film Prize, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
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A ground-breaking new website demonstrating the EU’s positive impact on individual citizens was unveiled by President Tajani today.
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MEPs are on their way to Strasbourg this morning for the November plenary session. Here are the highlights to look forward to.
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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 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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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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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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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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Educational Resources

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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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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Events

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The demand to “take back control” played a central role in the Leave campaign. The UK was to regain power not only over its borders, but also over its way of life and its laws. UK citizens would be re-empowered through their democratically elected national, for some regional, and local representatives, whom they could hold to account at the ballot box. Parliament was to become sovereign again, able to change legislation it deemed no longer appropriate. Laws and rules applicable in the country would be made here once again, freeing the country from the shackles of the European Court of Justice and the supremacy of EU over UK law.
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West Bromwich EU democracy café
We remind young EU citizens living in the UK that they have a voice in shaping the future of the European Union by engaging with them over a coffee and explaining how can they vote in the European Parliamentary Elections in May next year.
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A history of public events hosted by the European Parliament Office in the UK

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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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Students from University of Glasgow will host, with the support of the European Liaison Office in Edinburgh, a debate on the 2018 Sakharov Prize finalists.
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We will organise a panel discussion event to discuss women's issues at national and European level and the specific challenges faced by women in politics. The panel will be chaired by Emma Ritch, Director of Engender Scotland.
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Public events hosted by the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh.

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