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Elections in the UK - 22nd May 2014

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Elections to the European Parliament will be taking place in the UK on 22nd May 2014. Here we have information about how to vote, who is standing as a candidate, how to stand as a candidate, options to download materials and more...
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Forthcoming public events

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A panel of experts will be sharing their analysis and answering the audience's questions about what happened at the European elections 2014 and what this means for the UK.
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Candidates for the presidency of the European Commission go head-to-head in a live TV debate just one week before the European elections.
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What's happening this week?

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MEPs meet in Strasbourg for the final plenary sitting of the 2009-2014 parliament from Monday 11th - Thursday 17th April. Elections for the 2014-2019 parliament are in May.
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In the run up to the European elections - #EP2014 - we bring you a week by week round-up of what happened in social media. Everything you need to know about British business and the EU in one graph, one map and one pie chart from the week that was. 7th - 13th April #EP2014
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Latest News

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The end of the EP's seventh term will be followed by a presidential debate, election night, the formation of new political groups and the constitution of the new Parliament.
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Draft rules to ensure that harmful psychoactive substances, known as "legal highs", are withdrawn rapidly from the EU market were approved by European Parliament on Thursday. MEPs sought to protect the health and safety of young people from these drugs, whilst ensuring that trade in lower risk substances for industrial and commercial uses is not hindered. Criminals who breach the ban on the most harmful substances could face up to ten years in jail.
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EU countries would have to reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags by at at least 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by European Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs recommend using taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, known to pollute water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in particular.
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Anyone legally residing in the EU would have the right to open a basic payment account, and no-one could be denied this right on grounds of nationality or place of residence, under a new law passed by European Parliament on Tuesday. This law should also ensure that fees and rules for all payment accounts are transparent and comparable and make it easy to switch to another payment account that offers better terms.
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Capture any aspect where the UK’s membership of the European Union has impacted on the lives of British citizens in a 3-5 minute video. This was the brief we gave to today's journalism students to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK joining the European Community in 1973.
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