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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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News

MEPs return to Brussels on 23rd March for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 25th March. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber to discuss and vote on legislation.
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Events

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Perhaps you've bought something online and are unsure where it comes from. Or maybe you read about the horse meat scandal in 2013 and grew concerned about the provenance of food. How do we know that the products we're using or eating in our homes are safe?
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The EPIO is holding a public event on new EU proposals to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual in respect to the protection of personal data. The proposals would also ensure the exchange of personal data between competent authorities in the EU.
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The EPIO is holding a public event on new EU proposals to enforce quicker bans on so-called legal highs from being sold to the public. The UK is the joint second highest consumer of legal highs in the EU, with 10% of 15-24 year olds having tried them at least once.
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Educational 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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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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