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Your one-stop-shop for all the latest news from the European Parliament.

2018

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The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in September 2018, reveals a clear and growing appreciation for EU membership, reaching a record high of 68%
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Sakharov prize bilboard in front of the EP building in Brussels
Non-governmental organisations saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Oleg Sentsov and Nasser Zefzafi were shortlisted for the 2018 Sakharov Prize on Tuesday.
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During a debate on the EU summit, MEPs welcomed the EU’s unified approach on Brexit and criticised the Council’s inaction on key dossiers, such as migration and social policies.
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Continuing the PEACE and Interreg programmes after Brexit, as the EU Commission intends, is crucial to peaceful development in Northern Ireland, MEPs say.
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Joint statement by the Brexit Steering Group on reports that the UK Home Office is considering processing applications for "settled status" by EU citizens on an alphabetical basis.
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Statement by the Brexit Steering Group on the Chequers Statement of 6 July 2018 and on the White Paper released by the UK Government
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MEPs have rejected a committee proposal to begin negotiations to update copyright laws for the digital age.
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Statement by the Brexit Steering Group on the proposed “EU settlement scheme: Statement of Intent”, published on 21 June.
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For the first time, MEPs endorsed the setting up of a programme devoted to boosting innovation in European defence industry including cyber security on Tuesday.
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MEPs will assess the EU summit decisions on migration and asylum policy with Council President Tusk and EU Commission President Juncker on Tuesday at 15.00 BST.
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We are happy to announce the winner of the European Citizens' prize for 2018.
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EP coordinator for Brexit presented his views on a possible future framework in the field of police and judicial cooperation between the EU and the UK after Brexit.
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In data released today by the European Commission, the European Parliament consolidates its position as the most trusted of all European Institutions.
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One year ahead of the European elections, young people from all over the EU and beyond will set their priorities for Europe’s future.
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The EPLO in the UK hosted a debate in London aimed at understanding the implications of Brexit on the food industry.  
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The latest Parliament Eurobarometer survey, published one year ahead of the European elections in May 2019, confirms citizens’ steadily growing support for the European Union. 
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The Facebook founder will meet President Tajani and the political group chairpersons after calls for him to appear before the EP following the Cambridge Analytica scandal
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MEPs sent a letter to UK Secretary of State raising concerns about the online application system to register the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.
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EP Brexit Steering Group and MEPs from five committees in charge of citizens' rights heard representatives of the 3 million group and UK Home Office officials on Tuesday.
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The EPLO in the UK co-hosted a debate in London aimed at understanding the implications of Brexit on gender equality.
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MEPs renewed the call to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come before the Parliament at a debate on data protection and citizens’ privacy with the Commission and the Council on Wednesday.
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Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday.
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Following the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, MEPs will discuss data protection and citizens’ privacy with Commissioner Jourová on Wednesday at 14:00 BST.
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President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron debated Europe’s future with MEPs and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday.
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The President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron, will be the fourth European leader to debate the future of Europe with MEPs on Tuesday at 9AM UK time.
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EP President Antonio Tajani and Nathalie Griesbeck, Chair of Special Committee on Terrorism, issued the following statement paying tribute to victims and their families.
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MEPs have set out their position on the next long-term EU budget, which should finance new priorities as well as make up for any shortfall caused by Brexit.
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MEPs have approved the nomination of 45 members to the new “Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance” without a vote.
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Plenary endorses a resolution laying out a possible association framework for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.
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The EU should not engage in a trade war, but must be ready to defend its citizens, MEPs said in a Wednesday morning debate on planned US trade restrictions.
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Any framework for the future relationship between EU and UK must respect the integrity of the EU single market and four freedoms, insist MEPs.
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Parliament’s political leadership has endorsed a draft resolution laying out a possible framework for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.  
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Parliament’s political leadership has endorsed a draft resolution laying out a possible framework for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.  
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The mistreatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, and arrangements for their resettlement or return, will be debated with UNHCR in the EP at 15.00 on Monday.
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In reaction to the release today of a draft Withdrawal Treaty concerning the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, today issued a statement on behalf of the Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group.
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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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Brexit vote
The EU and the UK made significant progress to guarantee that citizens affected by Brexit will maintain their rights, but key issues still need to be solved.
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Brexit vote
Progress in the talks on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU will be assessed in a public hearing on Thursday.
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Nicolas Raffin has written a guest article on his organisation of "Are the kids alright? A celebration of European youth on screen" with the screening of the winner of the 2017 Lux Prize Sami Blood and the participation of Julie Ward MEP as well as the organisation of filming workshops with young people.
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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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Brexit vote
EU export controls should be extended to cyber-surveillance tools to avoid human rights violations, MEPs said in a vote on Wednesday.     > Exports of cyber-surveillance tools need to be authorised > Civilians and human rights defenders should be protected > Parliament ready for talks with EU ministers
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Brexit cafés with Molly Scott Cato MEP
The European Parliament Information Office in the UK, organised, with the support of the youth organisation “My Life My Say” a series of meetings across the UK, which gave the opportunity for young people to express their feelings and ideas about Brexit to their local MEPs.
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Brexit vote
MEPs acknowledge that progress has been made in Brexit negotiations, but stress that the hardest part of the talks is yet to come.     > Hardest part of Brexit negotiations yet to come > UK government should not take Brexit transition deal for granted > MEPs welcome steps towards more EU defence cooperation
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