Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes.Read more : Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament
One of the greatest questions that surrounds Brexit is how it relates to the current and future residence and citizenship rights for EU nationals. Have there been actual changes in the status of EU nationals since the referendum? Will the rights of EU citizens living in the UK change after Brexit? The European Parliament Information Office in the UK, jointly with UCL European Institute, recently hosted a debate on the matter entitled "Uncertain Future: Rights and Citizenship in post-Brexit Britain".Read more : Discussion at Europe House: "Uncertain Future: Rights and Citizenship in post-Brexit Britain"
A couple of weekend papers claimed that the European Parliament has signed a contract which will help fund "propaganda" on Brexit for broadcasters in the U.K.Read more : Breaking: public institution provides public information
A weekend piece with the headline "Fury as Britain told Europe MUST be UK's top partner – by think tank funded by EU" (see below) by Express Online clearly implies that the European Parliament donated £1,253 to a London-based think tank, Chatham House. Considering the piece is about funding pro-EU research you will be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that we gave the money to Chatham House in exchange for pro-European research.Read more : The Daily Express online confuses catering with canvassing
Imagine a world where misspending taxpayers’ money brings no consequences to the culprits. Where political party funding is not governed by rules of good conduct. This, dear reader, is the world the Daily Express would apparently like, judging from their recent story. The piece claims that the EU is trying to “liquidate” Eurosceptic parties by suspending their funding.Read more : Sorry, Daily Express, the European Parliament is not trying to liquidate any political party
New European Parliament President, police cooperation and a look ahead – this week at the European Parliament
MEPs travel to Strasbourg this week for the first plenary session of 2017. The main task ahead is the election of the new President, Vice-Presidents and quaestors. Other items on the agenda include a look ahead to the challenges 2017 will bring, and a debate on police cooperation. More details below.Read more : New European Parliament President, police cooperation and a look ahead – this week at the European Parliament
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?Read more : Brexit and the EP: what it means for trade - 26/01/2017
The European Parliament Information Office in the UK has been invited to address U3A monthly meetings. These meetings are open to members of the U3A and their guests. Should you wish to book a speaker for your U3A please contact Elisabeth.Sweeney@ep.europa.eu or tel 0207 227 4328.Read more : U3A European Parliament Information Seminars
After the Brexit vote, what happens next? Does the European Parliament have a role in the Brexit negotiations? What is 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.#EPonBrexitRead more : Brexit - what next?
112 is a general emergency number which you can use in ALL EU countries. Anyone in need can call it 24/7 to reach the fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard. The number is free and can be reached by landlines, mobiles and payphones. You can even use it here in the UK instead of 999 (though it does not replace it).Read more : 112 - your European Emergency Number
Free educational sessions at Europe House. Specially designed to be interactive, politically neutral and suitable for 14-18 year olds at schools and colleges, including those studying for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications. They are completely free of charge. You can also request a session to be held at your school or college.Read more : Educational Visits to Europe House in London
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