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Women in the European Parliament

The European Parliament is well known for its commitment to gender equality. Although this is the case, women remain under-represented in politics and public life at local, national and European levels. The percentage of MEPs in the European Parliament has increased over the years. From 1952 until the first direct election in 1979, there were…
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Preparedness measures for BREXIT

As eight weeks are remaining until the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union on 31 October 2019, the Commission is in its sixth Brexit Preparedness Communication, called on all stakeholders in the EU-27 to prepare to leave without agreement. Due to the uncertainty which is still present in the United Kingdom regarding the ratification…
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Hearing procedure of the EU executive

From 23 to 26 May, 200 million citizens from 28 EU Member States voted and elected MEPs, giving them a strong democratic mandate to carry out their duties and to select a new European Commission. Before the new Commission, the EU's executive body, takes up its duties, Parliament holds public hearings and assesses the qualifications…
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Signed declaration on quantum communication infrastructure in Europe

In June 2019, the European Commission in Bucharest, with the participation of the Member States of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands and Spain, signed a declaration on quantum communication infrastructure in Europe with the aim of jointly exploring and improving quantum communication over the next 10 years. States Parties undertake to work with the…
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