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09-06-2016

Irish-Language Translators required

The European Personnel Selection Office is organising an open competition, based on qualifications & tests, to draw up reserve lists from which the Institutions of the EU will recruit new members of the EU civil service as Irish Language Translators.  Deadline for applications: 12/07/2016 at 11:00 (GMT).  For further details click on the link below:

 
 

EVENTS

The European Parliament Information Office in Ireland is partnering this year's Merriman Summer School which has as its theme "Gallant Allies in Europe", taken from the Easter Proclamation. Speakers, including current and former MEPs, TDs, artists, authors, youth leaders, journalists and noted academics, will endeavour to place the Easter Rising in its international context and consider Ireland's relationship with the United Kingdom and the EU 100 years on from 1916.
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The European Parliament Information Office in Ireland and the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) are jointly hosting a seminar on the upcoming referendum in Britain with regard to membership of the EU. The event takes place on 10th June from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk and is open to the public. To register, please e-mail the IIEA at reception@iiea.com or alternatively phone Lynn Fitzgerald at 01-8746756.
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LATEST NEWS

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Opening the extraordinary session, European Parliament President Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE) noted that this was the first time that a plenary session had been convened at such short notice, but also pointed out that the UK citizens’ decision to leave the EU was equally unprecedented. He warmly welcomed Lord Hill and thanked him for his work in the European Commission and his decision to step down after having campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU. His statement was followed by standing ovations from both MEPs and fellow Commissioners.
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The UK must respect the wish of a majority of its citizens, entirely, fully and as soon as possible, by officially withdrawing from the EU before any new relationship arrangements can be made, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted after an extraordinary plenary debate on Tuesday. MEPs also stress the urgent need for reforms to ensure that the EU lives up to its citizens’ expectations.
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Extraordinary PlenarySession relating to the results of the UK referendum: MEPs will meet in Brussels on Tuesday for an extraordinary plenary session at 10.00 to discuss and vote on a resolution assessing the outcome of the UK referendum and its consequences for the European Union.
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EP President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Friday morning in Brussels at the invitation of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement: "In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it.
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In the wake of the UK’s EU membership referendum, MEPs will meet on Tuesday in Brussels for an extraordinary plenary session at 10:00. Parliament's political group leaders will discuss the consequences of the UK vote with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and a representative of the Dutch Presidency of the Council. At noon, they will vote on a non-binding resolution to feed into Wednesday's meeting of 27 EU heads of state and government on the same topic.
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PARLIAMENT'S PRIZES

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Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The Parliament believes that cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. The films selected for the competition help to air different views 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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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. Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, human rights activist and author of the website Free Saudi Liberals, whose wife, Ensaf Haidar, accepted the prize on his behalf at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, is the 2015 Laureate.
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USEFUL INFORMATION

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Parliament decides its annual calendar of work on the basis of a proposal by the Conference of Presidents. The calendar is divided into plenary sittings (part-sessions) and meetings. It comprises: 12 four-day part-sessions in Strasbourg and additional two-day part-sessions in Brussels, two weeks a month for meetings of parliamentary committees and interparliamentary delegations, one week a month for political group meetings and four weeks a year where MEPs concentrate exclusively on constituency work. The weeks are colour coded indicating that period's particular activities.
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Welcome to the European Parliament's Think Tank pages - an online platform that brings together all sources of EP expertise and high quality information. This powerful search engine will systematically search the many 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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