Plenary session of the European Parliament - 23-26 november in Strasbourg

monday 16 november 2009

The plenary session of the European Parliament is where the Parliament formally sits to vote on EU legislation and adopt its position on political issues. The plenary sessions take place 12 times a year in Strasbourg and there are also 6 mini-plenary sessions held in Brussels.

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    • 14 july 2016

      France's National Holiday

    • Since 1880 the French National Holiday has been held on the 14th of July.
      12 May 1880, Deputy Benjamin Raspail proposed a law that declared July 14th as the National Holiday. The law was signed by 64 Deputies and adopted by the General Assembly on June 8th, and it was adopted by the Senate on June 29th.
      A parade of military troops takes place on July 14th on the Champs-Elysée.
    • 21 july 2016

      Belgium's National Holiday

    • The oath of Leopold Saxe-Gotha-Coborg is celebrated on the Belgian National Holiday, which occurred on 21 July 1831. In this oath Leopold swore to remain faithful to the Constitution.
      Immediately after the Napoleonic Wars, modern-day Belgium was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the Dutch Army was defeated during the Belgian Revolution of 1830, after which Belgium declared its independence.
      The following year, 1831, Leopold of Saxe-Gotha-Coborg became the first King of Belgium under the name of Leopold I.
    • 15 august 2016

      Liechtenstein National Holiday

    • This national celebration was introduced in 1940 and is closely linked to the birthday of Prince Franz-Josef II on 16th August.
      On this day thousands of locals and tourists attend a large fair held in the capital, Vaduz. The national holiday is officially opened with a ceremony held on the lawn in front of Vaduz Castle, during which the Prince and the president of the parliament make speeches. This is then followed by drinks in the castle gardens and, in the afternoon, the fair in the centre of Vaduz


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27 june

The death of Pierre Pflimin