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


    • 1 may 2017

      International Workers' Day

    • The date was chosen to commemorate the strike in the McCormick factories in Chicago on May 4, 1886 for the legal establishment of the 8 working hours day.
    • 3 may 2017

      Polish National Day

    • The Polish National Day takes place on May 3 in honor of the first Constitution of this country which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish constitution was written by the bourgeois and nobles of the four years diet under the rule of the last king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislas II.

      This constitution was the first constitution voted in Europe. It covered many essential points to reform the institutions and organize the life of the Polish people:

      - it recognized rights to farmers

      - it keeps the hereditary monarchy and its executive power

      - it declared the political rights of representatives

      - it limited the size of the standing army

      - it imposed land management.

      Since then, the 3rd May has become a yearly holiday celebrating the adoption of the Polish constitution.

    • 18 may 2017

      European Maritime Day

    • This day was celebrated for the first time on May 20th, 2008. Every year, this day gives place to activities of raising awareness(sensitization).