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The European Parliament is directly elected by citizens of the 28 EU member countries. It is made up of 751 elected Members (MEPs). 73 of them are from the UK. Elections take place across the EU every five years under a system of proportional representation.
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Forthcoming Events

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How can people better engage with the European Parliament? What can the European Parliament do to support engagement? We're asking this of 11-25 year olds in the UK.
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The UK has 73 MEPs in the European Parliament. Over the next few months we're arranging small breakfast meetings for you to meet them and discuss the big EU-related topics ahead of the general election.
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Latest News

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MEPs meet in Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 15th - Thursday 18th December.
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Jerusalem should be the capital of both states, Palestine and Israël ©BELGA_EYEVINE
The European Parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced", it says in a resolution passed on Wednesday. To support EU diplomatic efforts in the Middle East peace process, it also decided to launch a “Parliamentarians for Peace” initiative to bring together MEPs and MPs from the Israeli and Palestinian parliaments.
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The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments should be capped under uniform rules across in the EU following a deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Council negotiators on Wednesday. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments and should result in lower costs for consumers.
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Parliament approved the draft EU budget for 2015 and a top-up of the 2014 one on Wednesday. The budget foresees €145.32 billion in commitments and €141.21 billion in payments for 2015, and an extra €4.25 billion to settle unpaid bills in 2014.
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Education Resources

Chigwell School, December 2014
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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How can people better engage with the European Parliament? What can the European Parliament do to support engagement? We're asking this of 11-25 year olds in the UK.
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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 history of the debate about the UK's relationship with the EU as seen through YouTube clips of the speeches of ten prominent British politicians from Churchill to Cameron.
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