Institutions of the European Union in Strasbourg

 

The European Parliament

 
pe
 
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.
For more information
 
 

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.
For more information
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Photo of the month

Photo of the month: Propose a photo

European diary


    • 24 october 2017

      United Nations Day

    • The UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations Charter, which started being applicable in October 24 1945. The ratification of this document by most of the signatory members, included those of the UN Security Council, constitutes the "birth certificate" of the United Nations.

    • 28 october 2017

      Czech Republic National Day

    • On their National Day, Czechs commemorate the independence of the Czechoslovak Republic vis-à-vis the Empire of Austria-Hungary obtained in 1918. Czechs and Slovaks created together Czechoslovakia, becoming independent on 28 October 1918. Then, during World War II, the country was under German domnation. In 1948, a Communist putsch led the country into isolation for 40 years before returning to democracy in 1989, during the "velvet revolution."
      On 1 January 1993, the Czech Republic split from Slovakia to create two independent states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.