Institutions of the European Union in Strasbourg

 

The European Parliament

 
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Contact:
European Parliament
Allée du Printemps
BP 1024/F
67070 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 17 40 01
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 17 51 84
Internet: http://www.europarl.europa.eu
 
The European Parliament is the legislative institution of the European Union. It represents about 508 million inhabitants of the EU. It is the only institution to be directly elected by European citizens.
The seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg. During the plenary sessions, the European deputies come together to debate EU legislation.
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The European Ombudsman

 
Emily O'Reilly
Contact:
European Ombudsman
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
B.P. 403
F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 17 23 13
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 17 90 62
Internet: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu
Emily O'Reilly (from 1 October 2013)
 
The European Ombudsman intervenes in cases of maladministration by institutions and bodies of the European Community.
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Schengen Information System

 
The Schengen Information System (SIS), set up in 1985, allows national police authorities of Member States to exchange computerized data concerning people and objects moving between countries.
 
 
 
 

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European diary


    • 18 december 2017

      International Migrants Day

    • The International Migrants Day aims to clear up the prejudices against migrants and to raise awareness of the migrants' contribution to the economic, cultural, and social sectors of the society, given the knowledge of both the country of origin and country of residence.
    • 20 december 2017

      International Human Solidarity Day

    • This year, the International Human Solidarity Day will take place after the Millenium Development Objectives have been succeded by the Sustainable Development Goals, a new development programme aiming to end with poverty, to protect the environment and to fight for human dignity.
    • 1 january 2018

      Slovakia National Day

    • Even if the date of August 29th is more famous, (anniversary of the national uprising to fight against the occupation of the country by the Nazis which burst into 1944), Slovakia National Day is January 1st. On this day, the country commemorates its independence.
      The fate of Slovakia was often connected to that of the Czech Republic. During several decades, both countries were part of the same State: the Czechoslovakia. This state was a member of the Communist Bloc before the "velvet revolution", in 1989.
      In September, 1992, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved its Constitution and on January 1st, 1993 a new State was born.