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The Conference of Presidents endorsed a motion for a resolution drawn up by the leaders of four political groups and the Constitutional Affairs Committee, which sets out conditions for a final approval by the EP of any withdrawal agreement with the UK.
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Sixty years ago the leaders of the six founding member states gathered in Rome to put their signatures under the agreements that would create a European common market, but also pave the way for a union of peace and prosperity that has come to encompass most of our continent. Leading MEPs will join the anniversary celebrations in Rome this weekend, while heads of state and government will use the opportunity to deliberate on the next steps for the EU.
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Registration is now open to apply for traineeships with the European Parliament for the Autumn period (October 2017-February 2018).     These traineeships are for university graduates (Robert Schuman traineeships).  Deadline for application:  15 May 2017
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"Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people," said Parliament President Antonio Tajani after welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the Parliament on 2 March.  
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 The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday 15.02.2017.
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Political group leaders reacted to President Donald Trump’s recent signing of an executive order banning nationals of seven countries from entering US territory.
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The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), aims to boost goods,services trade and investment flows, was approved by the INTA Committee.
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Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness was elected  first Vice President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday January 18th.
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The European Parliament will elect a new President, for the second half of this legislature, on 17 January. Outgoing President Martin Schulz will preside over the election of his successor, who will in turn oversee the election of the 14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors, on 18 January. For more information click on link below  
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Martin Schulz summed up his five years as European Parliament President in a statement to the House on Wednesday 14 December.
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Islamic State survivors and Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar received today Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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