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The candidate commissioners, as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, will need to appear in hearings before parliamentary committees from 29 September to 7 October. The hearings will take place from 29 September to 2 October and in the following week, on the afternoon of Monday 6 and the morning of Tuesday 7 October.
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Next week committees and political groups will meet in Brussels. The situation in Ukraine, the plight of children in Gaza are on the agenda of the relevant committees while political groups will be preparing the September plenary session. On Wednesday afternoon President Schulz will meet Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.
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"Access to internet is critical for fundamental freedoms and economic development. Continued access to a free and open internet depends on effective governance... " Joint statement from the EU delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul. Read on.
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EVENTS

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The European Parliament will once again be present at this year's National Ploughing Championships, which take place from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 September at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Together with colleagues from several other services, we will be on hand to deal with any queries you may have about the EU, your rights as a European citizen, consumer affairs, food and all topics of EU interest. We will have the EU funded SOLVIT team to assist you with any problems encountered in availing of your EU based rights and we have the newly elected European Parliament to inform you about.
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Euroscola is a unique event for schools to learn about European integration by experiencing it first hand. Students from the 28 EU Member States are selected to become a Member of the European Parliament for one day at Parliament's premises in Strasbourg. They take the floor in plenary and committee sessions to debate and vote on resolutions on current affairs, all the while practising their language skills and making friends with fellow students from across Europe. Enter our competition and your school could win a chance to represent Ireland. Closing date for entries: 21 November 2014
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After the recess: a full diary  

After the recess: a full diary

25-07-2014

Martin Schulz re-elected Parliament President  

Martin Schulz re-elected Parliament President

01-07-2014

Defining EU Summit  

Defining EU Summit

27-06-2014

Crucial phase of new parliament  

Crucial phase of new parliament

04-06-2014