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EVENTS

violence against women
We are holding a joint forum with the National Women's Council of Ireland on combatting violence against women on 9 December at Wood Quay, Dublin. Speakers will include MEPs Lynn Boylan and Deirdre Clune.  Register at events-epdublin@ep.europa.eu. or tel. 01 605 7900.    
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Deirdre Clune MEP
The European Parliament is holding a joint meeting with the Cork Education and Training Board on Youth Opportunities at EU level hosted by Deirdre Clune MEP on 25 November at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Register at events-epdublin@ep.europa.eu. or tel. 01 605 7900.
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LUX Prize Trophy
LUX Film Prize finalist "As I Open My Eyes" and Lux film prize nominee "Suntan" are being screened at the 2016 Cork Film Festival which is taking place from 11-20 November 2016.   They will be screened on 15 and 16 November respectively at Triskel Christchurch, Cork City.  More details.
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Announcement Winners of our Euroscola Poster Competition for schools

25-11-2016

Well done to all the schools who took part in our Euroscola "design a poster" competition and congratulations to the 5 winning entries!  

 
See the winning entries here!

LATEST NEWS

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The Commission has today announced plans to introduce a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) as part of a broader package of corporate tax reforms. In reaction, the chairman of Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT) made the following statement: “The European Parliament has always been on the lead to increase corporate transparency in the area of taxation and to guarantee that profits are taxed where they are generated. Therefore, we welcome the Commission proposals for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) and the related measures of the corporate taxation package as an important step forward in the fight against tax avoidance and also as a relevant building block of the Capital Markets Union project.
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Citizens Prize 2016
Ireland's CoderDojo joined people and organisations from across Europe in the Parliament in Brussels on 12 October for the European Citizens’ Prize award ceremony that highlighted their contributions to Europe. Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume, who chairs the jury, said: “Europe is going through particularly hard times and it sometimes seems to be disintegrating before our eyes. Yet European citizens show us that Europe is alive and they put European values into practice every day."
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vestager ECON
“We have no problem with the 12,5% corporate tax rate in Ireland”, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Irish Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members in a hearing on competition policy on Monday. “But we want to be sure that tax rulings are not being used to grant selective advantages to companies through the backdoor”, she added, referring to the illegal tax ruling that resulted in a minimal tax bill for the American multinational. Ms Vestager spoke about a range of topical competition issues, varying from corporate tax rulings to state aid for banks, to legislative initiatives, to the different cases against Google and the recent record high €2.9 billion fine for a cartel of five truck producers.
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EP Plenary Newsletter

Hemicycle
What will MEPs be working on in the November plenary session in Strasbourg? Highlights include: Lux Prize Award ceremony; EU-Turkey relations; European Defence Union, Tax evasion, Occupational retirement funds;  EU plan against trafficking wildlife; cod stocks, combatting violence against women
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PARLIAMENT'S PRIZES

LUX 2016 winner
The European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. Films selected for the competition focus on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contribute to building a stronger European identity. 
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Andrei Sakharov by Ali Ferzat
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Parliament to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations as well as supporting the laureates and their cause.
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Sean Kelly presents prize to CoderDojo
Since 2008, the European Parliament awards the European Citizen’s Prize every year to projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation or promote mutual understanding within the EU.
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USEFUL INFORMATION

European Parliament calendar
Parliament's calendar is colour coded to indicate activities of a particular week - plenary sittings in Strasbourg, plenary sittings in Brussels; meetings of committees and interparliamentary delegations; political group meetings and weeks where MEPs concentrate exclusively on constituency work.
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The Think Tank will systematically search Parliament studies, library briefings, impact assessment and European added value papers, STOA and economic dialogue documentation, surveys on public opinion and EU fact sheets and provide you with solid background information in a policy field.
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MULTIMEDIA SECTION

The Agenda:  28 November-4 December  

The Agenda: 28 November-4 December

28-11-2016

Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Fighting tax evasion  

Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Fighting tax evasion

16-11-2016

COP 22 in Marrakesh : Real action on climate change  

COP 22 in Marrakesh : Real action on climate change

16-11-2016

A Global Actor - The European Parliament's Impact Abroad  

A Global Actor - The European Parliament's Impact Abroad

15-11-2016