The European Parliament

 
 
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Role :
As the legislative body of the European Union, the European Parliament has officially had its headquarters in Strasbourg since 1999, although sessions have been held there since 1952. This is the only international institution whose members are elected by direct universal suffrage. Along with the Council of the European Union, it participates in drafting community legislation, putting forward its opinions concerning proposed texts submitted to it by the European Commission. It also shares responsibility for budgetary matters with the Council. Finally, it plays a political verification role towards all the institutions of the Union, which report back on their activities to the assembly. When necessary, it can set up committees of inquiry.

Architectural information:
Date built : 1998
Architects : M. Robain, R. Tisnado, J.F. Bonne, A. Bretagnolle, R.H. Arnaud, L.M. Fischer, G. Valente

Contact:
Allée du Printemps
67070 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 17 40 01
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 17 51 84

For further details:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/public/default_en.htmtm
 
 

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European diary


    • 18 december 2017

      International Migrants Day

    • The International Migrants Day aims to clear up the prejudices against migrants and to raise awareness of the migrants' contribution to the economic, cultural, and social sectors of the society, given the knowledge of both the country of origin and country of residence.
    • 20 december 2017

      International Human Solidarity Day

    • This year, the International Human Solidarity Day will take place after the Millenium Development Objectives have been succeded by the Sustainable Development Goals, a new development programme aiming to end with poverty, to protect the environment and to fight for human dignity.
    • 1 january 2018

      Slovakia National Day

    • Even if the date of August 29th is more famous, (anniversary of the national uprising to fight against the occupation of the country by the Nazis which burst into 1944), Slovakia National Day is January 1st. On this day, the country commemorates its independence.
      The fate of Slovakia was often connected to that of the Czech Republic. During several decades, both countries were part of the same State: the Czechoslovakia. This state was a member of the Communist Bloc before the "velvet revolution", in 1989.
      In September, 1992, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved its Constitution and on January 1st, 1993 a new State was born.