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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    • 30 april 2015

      the Netherlands National Holiday

    • The 30th of April is celebrated as Queen's birthday, Ire Beatrix, who has reigned over the Netherlands since 1980; this date, however, does not match up with her actual birthday. The Queen was actually born on 31 January, 1938, but that was during the heart of winter and was therefore too cold for outdoor celebrations. The national holiday of the Netherlands has remained the 30th of April, the previous Queen's birthday, Queen Juliana, who died in 2004.
    • From 1 may 2015 to 31 october 2015

      EXPO 2015 in Milan

    • From the 1st May until the 31st October the EXPO 2015 takes place at the new exhibition centre in Milan. L’EXPO is an exhibition of the “Bureau International des Expositions” (BIE) which established itself as a technical and handcrafting exhibition.

    • 3 may 2015

      Poland's National Holiday

    • The Polish National Holiday occurs on the 3rd of May in honor of its first Constitutions, which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish Constitution was written by the bourgeoisie and the nobles of the four-years Diet, under the rule of the last kind of Poland the the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Stanislas II. It was the first constitution voted on and adopted in Europe and covered many essential points for institutional reform and to organize the lives of the Polish people:
      - recognized farmers' rights
      - kept the hereditary monarchy and its executive power
      - declared the political powers of representatives
      - limited the size of the standing army
      - imposed land management
      Since the signing the 3rd of May has become a holiday celebrated every year in honor of adopting the Polish Constitution of 1791.