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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European diary


    • 9 may 2016

      Europe Day

    • Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.

      His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

      To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public in early May in Brussels and Strasbourg. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world organise a variety of activities and events for all ages.

    • From 9 may 2016 to 10 may 2016

      European Opera Days

    • Each year on the weekend closest to 9 May (Europe Day), opera houses in Europe and beyond open their doors to new and existing audiences to celebrate the art of opera and the talent of those who make it.

      The European Opera Days celebrate opera as an art form.
      Their aim is to help bring opera into the mainstream of cultural practice and to enhance its appreciation in today’s society.
    • From 16 may 2016 to 16 december 2016

      European night of museums

    • On May 16th, 2015, whole Europe mobilizes to celebrate the Night of museums with unusual and varied animations.