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#EPlenary Highlights (21-24 October): The Juncker Commission, Brexit and the Sakharov Prize

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Andrei Sakharov
It is now beyond scientific doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing, with devastating impacts on the environments we live in. But climate change also affects human rights across the globe: “the world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned earlier this year.
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News

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The Brexit Steering Group met on Tuesday 12 November with several committees to look at the part of the Withdrawal Agreement on citizens' rights.
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The Constitutional Affairs Committee will debate the state of play on Brexit with EP Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt on Tuesday at around 14.00 (UK time).
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MEPs call on EU countries to make full use of existing EU instruments to mitigate the impact of the Thomas Cook bankruptcy.
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Following a discussion in the Conference of Presidents on 24 October 2019, EP President Sassoli wrote to EUCO President Donald Tusk.
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President of the European Parliament David Sassoli: an extension request remains on the table.
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Hearings of the new Commissioners-designate, marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and EU2020 budget
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Public Interest

If you hold the nationality of an EU Member State, you are also an EU citizen. EU citizenship does not replace your national citizenship, it adds to it. EU citizenship gives you many freedoms and opportunities, such as the right to travel, live and work throughout the EU, and the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections wherever you live in the EU.
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Citizens' app
The European Parliament has launched a new mobile application designed to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.
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Do you know what the EU does in your region? Do you know which European Union policies are important in your daily life? Do you feel that the EU does many things but you can never say any specific action? The European Parliament has launched What Europe does for me, a ground-breaking website demonstrating the EU’s positive impact on individual citizens.

 
EHIC CARD
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.
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children online protection
Children watch more and more videos on the Internet. That is why MEPs want to strengthen the protection of minors online against harmful content.
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Mobile app
Europe has experienced a boom in mobility over the last thirty years. Community legislation has therefore been introduced for all modes of transport to protect passenger rights and ensure they are not lost in a myriad of national rules.
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Brexit

EU and Member States flags
How will Brexit work? What is the European Parliament’s role in the Brexit negotiations under Article 50? In this section of our website, we have been collecting information, studies, and articles from different sources in order to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments related to Brexit.
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EU, UK and other Member States' flags
The European Parliament has commissioned dozens of impact assessments or studies on Brexit from experts, across a broad range of policy areas, which are publicly available online. This webpage will be regularly updated to include further relevant publications.
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Educational Resources

Remember EYE2014? EYE2016 now a distant memory? EYE2019 long gone. Well, those three inspiring days with more than 6,000 young participants from all over Europe gather together to come up with ideas for a better Europe.
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The Prize is awarded annually to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. Participate with your own project!
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Events

We regularly host free events that are open to the public. Come along to listen and engage on a range of issues relating to the European Parliament in the UK context.

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Andrei Sakharov
It is now beyond scientific doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing, with devastating impacts on the environments we live in. But climate change also affects human rights across the globe: “the world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned earlier this year.
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The official selection of the European Parliament's film prize, the LUX Prize 2019, is: 'God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya' by Teona Mitevska; 'The candidate/The Realm' by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and 'Cold Case Hammarskjöld' by Mads Brügger.
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Andrei Sakharov
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition looks at the immediate repercussions in eastern Europe in the wake of this historical event.
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A history of public events hosted by the European Parliament Office in the UK

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Office in Edinburgh

The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh aims to help increase awareness of the Parliament and the impact of its activities in Scotland as well as highlighting the work of the six Scottish Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The Office is located in Edinburgh, near the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

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Public events hosted by the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh.

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