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The 2016 LUX Film Prize has selected the three films in its Official Competition. The 10th-anniversary edition of the award will have Leyla Bouzid’s As I Open My Eyes (France/Tunisia/Belgium/United Arab Emirates), Claude Barras’ My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland/France) and Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann (Germany/Austria/Romania) as the final contenders. Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education Silvia Costa and Vice-President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani announced the titles in contention for the award today, at the Venice Days press conference.
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Brian Hayes, MEP speaking at the Stakeholder event
The EPIO Dublin and member of the European Parliament’s Economic Committee, Brian Hayes, held a consultation in Dublin today (Tuesday 19 July) with leaders from a cross section of Irish society to update them on current state-of-play with the Pensions Directive and the implications for pension providers. The consultation took place at 13:00 19 July in the offices of the European Parliament at 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Participants representing a broad range of stakeholders took part; these included pension scheme trustees, pension fund managers, financial advisors, legal advisors, regulators and civil servants.
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EP Plenary Session Newsletters

The next plenary sesssion of the European Parliament takes place in Strasbourg from 13-15 September 2016. There is no plenary session during the month of August.

 

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 20 to Thursday 22 September at Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. We will be available to assist you with questions on EU policies, your rights as a European citizen and all topics of EU interest. Experts in the field of the Common Agricultural Policy will also be on hand.
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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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European Parliament calendar
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 Think Tank - an online platform that brings together all sources of European Parliament 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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Summer Agenda  

Summer Agenda

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The Agenda:  11-15 July  

The Agenda: 11-15 July

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Martin Schulz: UK government must trigger Article 50  

Martin Schulz: UK government must trigger Article 50

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Britain votes to leave:  Reactions from the European Parliament  

Britain votes to leave: Reactions from the European Parliament

Brussels - 24-06-2016