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2019

Latest seat projections for the 9th European Parliament
Parliament released today its final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament.
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Statement by the Conference of Presidents and the Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament in preparation of the European Council of 10 April 2019.
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UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.
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In today’s debate, speakers on behalf of political groups representing the majority of MEPs declared their continuing support for the withdrawal agreement.
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UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.
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Due to its slow rate of decomposition, plastic accumulates in seas, oceans and on beaches © AP Images/European Union-EP
On Wednesday, Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.
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MEPs discuss Brexit and EU summit with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker© CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP
Recent Brexit developments dominated today’s discussion, with most speakers highlighting that preserving the rights of UK and EU27 citizens is a priority.
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Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to new copyright rules which also contain safeguards on freedom of expression.
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If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the effects will be felt by people and companies across Europe. The EU has adopted measures to mitigate the impact of a disorderly withdrawal.
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European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, met with the EU citizens’ rights grassroots organisations to discuss the political situation in the United Kingdom.
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On Wednesday, the Parliament voted on measures to continue financing all current Erasmus+ learning mobility activities, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Parliament adopts in plenary the continuation of the two territorial cooperation programmes PEACE IV and United Kingdom-Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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To ensure the least possible disruption, MEPs on Wednesday vote on travel, transport, Erasmus, social security and fisheries measures.
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EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU 27 will keep their social benefits acquired before withdrawal in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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The Trade Committee on Tuesday endorsed the mandate to start limited EU-US trade talks, but set conditions on the conclusion of a deal.
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Projection of today’s voting preferences across the EU27 onto the distribution of seats in the European Parliament.
Parliament released today the first seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, for the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament
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Mathieu CUGNOT © European Union 2018 - Source : EP
EU lawmakers agreed on a set of measures to halt unfair practices in the digital market. More than a million EU enterprises trade via platforms to reach their customers.exit.
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Banks should charge equally for cross-border payments in euro and domestic payments and make currency conversion costs transparent, say new rules.
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Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to a deal reached on copyright rules which also contains safeguards on freedom of expression.
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Free trade and investment protection deals will boost trade and open door to further trade with SE Asia ©CC0 by chuttersnap on Unsplash
Parliament endorsed the free trade and investment protection deals between EU and Singapore, serving as blueprint for further cooperation with Southeast Asia.
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The Culture Committee will support continued funding to all current Erasmus+ learning mobility activities, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Members reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to protect peace, stability and the integrity of the internal market in Wednesday’s debate on Brexit.
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EP plenary session Marc DOSSMANN © European Union 2019 - Source : EP
UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.
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Four months ahead of the European elections, the European Parliament has unveiled a new website detailing how to vote in each member state or from abroad.
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EP Brexit Steering Group discussed today the state of play of Brexit in light of last week’s meaningful vote and Prime Minister May’s Statement last Monday.
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EU flag and the UK
In the debate following the UK House of Commons’ meaningful vote, MEPs underlined that Europeans will remain united and that citizens’ rights are still the EP’s priority.
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EU flag and the UK
From 7.30 AM GMT (8.30 AM CET) on Wednesday, Parliament will debate the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, one day after the UK House of Commons meaningful vote on 15 January.
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Citizens' app
The European Parliament has launched a new mobile application designed to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.
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