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EVENTS

The European Parliament Information Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland in co-operation with several embassies of EU Member States will celebrate Europe Day on Friday 8th May with “A Taste of Europe”, where visitors will have the chance to sample the national foods of EU Member States and enjoy music provided by the Discovery Gospel Choir. Music will also be provided by various African traditional groups to mark the European Year for Development 2015. The event is open to the public. From 12:00 noon at European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
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To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland is holding an event organised in cooperation with Holocaust Education Trust Ireland on Friday 24 April from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm during which Holocaust survivors living in Ireland will speak of their experiences. Dr Balazs Apor of Trinity College Dublin will also reflect on the memory of the concentration camps in history. Registration required. The event takes place at the European Parliament Office, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
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Europe is commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, the last of which, Bergen-Belsen, was liberated in April 1945. As well as an information event on Friday 24 April, the European Parliament Office, in cooperation with the supporting embassies is also screening a series of five films related to this tragic episode in European history. The films will be shown between Tuesday 21 April and Wednesday 13 May from 6:00 pm at the European Parliament Office, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Attendance free. Registration required. Tel (01) 605.79.00 or email: events-epdublin@ep.europa.eu.
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PLENARY SESSION NEWS

What will the MEPs be working on during this week's Plenary Session in Strasbourg ? Highlights include: - Mediterranean tragedies: MEPs to demand action to save lives - MEPs to call for stronger EU alcohol strategy - MEPs to clamp down on wasteful use of plastic carrier bags - Vote on life-saving emergency call system for cars - Youth Employment Initiative: vote to make €1 billion available in 2015 - Debate on new "European Agenda on Security" - Forests: MEPs to demand better management and efficient use of raw materials - New fisheries policy: MEPs to approve key draft laws on discards and Baltic Sea
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LATEST NEWS

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Europe should come up with a common asylum and migration policy that is humane and realistic, Martin Schulz warned EU leaders. The EP President was speaking at the start of an extraordinary European summit dedicated to migration after hundreds of people died in one week trying to cross the Mediterranean. Schulz said: “Our immediate priority must be to save lives at sea.”
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The demand for organs far outstrips what is available, leading to illegal trafficking in organs all over the world. With Europeans travelling to other countries to receive one of these illegally harvested organs, it also forms a challenge for the EU. The EP's public health committee and human rights subcommittee held a workshop on 21 April dedicated to organ harvesting in China to discuss these issues. However, MEPs warned that the problem was not limited to China.
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Ahead of the extraordinary European Council meeting on Thursday, the Chair of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee with responsibility for migration and related issues such as the EU border agency Frontex and asylum policy, Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), said:
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On the agenda:13-19 April  

On the agenda:13-19 April

10-04-2015

All about Trade Agreements  

All about Trade Agreements

08-04-2015

On the agenda: Cyber attacks, Africa piracy, Ukraine assistance  

On the agenda: Cyber attacks, Africa piracy, Ukraine assistance

13-03-2015

Wrap up this week in Parliament  

Wrap up this week in Parliament

27-02-2015