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The European Parliament's Conference of Presidents will meet to prepare for the April plenary session on Wednesday afternoon, including a response to the expected notification by the UK government that it intends to leave the EU. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani, political group leaders, point man for the negotiations with the UK Guy Verhofstadt, and Constitutional Affairs Committee chair Danuta Hübner, will discuss the consequences of the UK government’s triggering of Article 50.
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A draft EU regulation to prevent the minerals trade from funding conflict and human rights violations was approved by MEPs on Thursday. This “conflict minerals” law will oblige all but the smallest EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold to do "due diligence" checks on their suppliers, and big manufacturers will also have to disclose how they plan to monitor their sources to comply with the rules.
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Tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons, like those used in the Paris terror attacks, and an obligation for EU member states to have an appropriate monitoring system in place for the issuance or renewal of licences and to exchange information, are among the updates approved by MEPs to the 1991 firearms directive on Tuesday.
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EP Newsletter

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It is panning out to be a busy week at the European Parliament next week. With the British government set to formally begin the process of exiting the European Union, the European Parliament's response is likely to follow soon. We have selected other highlights for you below.
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MEPs are back in Brussels for a week full of committee meetings. A number of expert exchanges of Brexit will take place as the Parliament celebrates the 60th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome
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Euromyths

A recent article in the Express claims that the former Ukip leader was “spectacularly cleared” of misusing EU funds over expenses paid to his assistants in Brussels.
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Despite the reports in a couple of tabloids today, the European Union is not demanding its flag to be displayed at sporting events.
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Media guide

 
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Media Guide provides journalists with information about the European Parliament and its activities, the 2009 and 2014 European elections and press contacts.

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Press visits

 
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We have a journalist visitors' programme which helps cover the costs of travel and accommodation for journalists visiting the Parliament when it meets in session in Brussels or Strasbourg.

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Press Contacts

 
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A full list of the European Parliament press officers with responsibility for the various committees.

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