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UK Parliament, Bundestag and other parliament buildings from EU countries
We examine the role of national parliaments and the European Parliament in law-making and decision-making in the EU. We take a closer look at democratic scrutiny, subsidiarity and at recent proposals to enhance national parliamentary involvement in EU affairs.
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Latest News

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MEPs return to Brussels on 1st September for committee meetings. To do the preparatory work for Parliament’s sessions MEPs meet in specialised standing committees each with 24 to 76 MEPs. The political make-up of committees reflects that of the Parliament. They draw up, amend and adopt legislative proposals and own-initiative reports. They also consider Commission and Council proposals and draw up reports to be presented to the plenary assembly.
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European Parliament Calendar
The European Parliament's short summer recess is over next week, so it's back to business. The Parliament's calendar is colour coded. The colours of the show what's on MEPs' schedule that day. Here we decode it for you!
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Refugee camp in the north of Iraq ©BELGAIMAGE/ZUMAPRESS/D.Honl
Little attention is paid to volunteers, but their tireless and sometimes dangerous work helps to make a difference to the millions of victims of natural and man-made disasters. Every year World Humanitarian Day is held on 19 August to honour the people who dedicate their lives to making a difference. Read on to find out what the EU, the world´s largest humanitarian aid donor, is doing to support their work.
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand inspecting his troops in Sarajevo on 27 June 1914, the day before his assassination. 
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Exactly 100 years ago Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, triggering a conflict that would soon spread throughout Europe and the world and become known as the Great War. “Remembering this lesson is the best way to honour those who fought and died”, EP president Martin Schulz said ahead of the sad anniversary.
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Education Resources

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EUROSCOLA brings together about 600 students from all over the European Union for a day in Strasbourg discussing aspects of European integration, in multilingual working groups of 100 students. It is open to students aged 16-18.
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A series of three free 90-minute CPD sessions for teachers and head teachers to update subject knowledge about the EU, get free resources and speak to MEPs.

London - Peterborough - Glasgow
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Free education sessions at Europe House. Specially designed to be interactive, politically neutral and suitable for for 11-18 year olds at schools and colleges, including those studying for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications. They are completely free of charge.
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Euromyths

Bananas
The EU trying to ban straight & bendy bananas is perhaps the most well-established Euromyth of them all. Is Brussels really meddling in what our beloved bananas should look like?
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