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Congratulations to Enzo Crispino, the March laureate of our ‪#‎GuestPhotographer‬ contest! Vote for your favourite photo to help select the public prize winner. To participate, send your photo for the April topic "Health" to us before 30 April midnight CET and you might win a trip to Strasbourg! Find out more @ http://bit.ly/19EshVf.
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Thanks to its supervisory and control powers, the Parliament can make sure European laws are correctly implemented. How does it work? Watch the video and read more on #tax rulings @ http://bit.ly/19v3qn2. 
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Well actually it's not 'fantastic' :| I've been seeing spending of EU funds and from programs so ridiculously in so many Sectors:
From Education through Business (for start-ups , for already established firms, for big companies,etc.) going even into farming.

Examples are the funds for growing vegetables (not only Bio, but every possible type of) Tomatoes. You are never going to guess which Country have been getting, CURRENTLY gets 2014-2017 AND IS GOING TO GET in future too (2017--2020) MOST funds for this type of vegetable. And countries like Bulgaria (only for example) get squat !

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Country that has 2/3 of its land not suitable for this type of vegatable + they do it 

artificaly , of course -> AND OF COURSE BY WINNING/GETTING A LOT OF FUNDS:
1) funds for building hothouses, glasshouses ,etc.for the vegetables to be able to grow 
WHY we have to pay for them to grow something that they are not suitable to do ???
2) funds for EXPENSIVE fertilizer BECAUSE THE SOIL IS of NOT BASE-RICH for the vegetables to 

be able to grow
WHY we have to pay for them to grow something that they are not suitable to do ???
3) funds to buy EXPENSIVE machines, controllers, regulators, etc. - again so they can cultivate , grow those vegetables
WHY we have to pay for them to grow something that they are not suitable to do ???
And there are countries LIKE , but NOT ONLY -> Bulgaria !!! Which get squat !
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That's politics for you - 101. We don't care about people & stuff, nor logic - we care about politics and policies. <<< Ignorance & Corruption
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Don't forget to spring forward an hour on Sunday 29 March. For some, adjusting to the new time can be difficult during the first days, but there are plenty of benefits that come with it, like road safety and energy saving. Check more @ epgplus.eu/2F and tell us, are you for or against Summer Time?
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How should #lorry drivers passing through different EU countries be paid? The Parliament is divided and demands more clarity from the European Commission on the balance between the protection of social standards - such as minimum #wages - and free movement of goods and services. Missed the debate? Go to http://bit.ly/1CrPgPb and "+1" if you find our graph useful!
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I'm in favour of: whatever is higher: their wages according to their contract or the local minimum wages.
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Minute of silence to honour victims of #Germanwings crash.
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Negotiations between the EU and the US on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the world's largest free-trade area. But how are the trade and investment relations now? Check our infographic and our top story for more details @ epgplus.eu/27 and share your thoughts on #TTIP  
 
#Trade #investment  
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Why not spit up TTIP in the parts that are not controversial (and make an agreement on these rather soon) instead of playing this as "anything or nothing"? (If a single member state refuses to agree/ratify, the way I see it, TTIP will be dead. Why risk this?)
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Milk quotas were abolished yesterday. What this means for farmers? Watch our video to find out @ http://bit.ly/1xxLeUX


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dear Daniel, we welcome comments from all sides of the debate on this page, but we will ask you not to use f* words on this page! we had to remove your comment!
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Monday on our mind. Read what happens this week @ http://bit.ly/1E5di4y
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Do that said up the sky Monday European parliament
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Before the creation of the Schengen area, borders between European countries were closed and often a chore to get through.  To learn more about the achievements of Schengen during the past 20 years, watch the video @ bit.ly/1NlecJQ #FlashbackFriday
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Schengen should be brought back. Since, this was abolished there are so many crooks , thieves , mafias and... R coming from the eastern blocks. E.g. many of them r coming over to Germany and steals cars at night and so on... 
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Ukraine will receive €1.8 billion of financial assistance from EU, the biggest sum ever to be given to a non-EU country. The decision was approved by members of the Parliament yesterday. Ahead of  the final vote, read our interview with Lithuanian member and rapporteur Gabrielius Landsbergis @ http://bit.ly/1ycf1hc to know how the money will be distributed.
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Thank you for making a totally savvy computer person realize that I am just or have been writing to everyone! Oh...The God that I don't believe in...Jesus..cool guy. Nice Jewish guy. Haha Marc! You are killing me...clearly, I don't get social media. Even though, I opened up my Facebook on 2006. Thought it would help my biz. Total....Bullshit,
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Large corporations paying very little tax does not sound fair to you?  The European Parliament established a special committee on tax rulings to check whether some member states are using special tax regimes that favour large companies. Find out more in our Top Story @ epgplus.eu/2E

#taxtransparency #transparency   #EuropeanParliament   #taxes   #governance  
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"All my thoughts are with passengers' and crew's families at this difficult moment," said President Martin Schulz on the ‪#‎Germanwings‬ plane accident.
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În replică față de atentatele secrete comise de America împotriva avioanelor europene de pasageri, Rusia poate primi oricând tehnica mea specială de doborâre a tuturor avioanelor americane aflate în zbor, tehnica de localizare și pulverizare a tuturor submarinelor americane și tehnica de distrugere a tuturor sateliților americani.
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The European Parliament is the only directly-elected EU body. Members of the Parliament represent more than 500 million citizens of Europe, debate European issues which matter to them, vote European laws to make their lives better and make the European Union accountable to them.

The European Parliament is co-legislator for most of Europe's laws. It is a place with open doors where people from 28 member states come together to disagree, a place where political ideas and ideals meet, sometimes to clash, sometimes to be reconciled. Alliances are formed, deals are struck, compromises made, in other words, it's the usual, sometimes glorious, sometimes inglorious, business of democratic politics.

Read the EP news in 24 languages, watch the debates live, follow us online and say your word.

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A bit more about the Parliament?

Once elected, Members organise along political lines and not by nationality. Currently there are seven political groups. MEPs are divided up among a number of specialised standing committees to prepare the preparatory work for Parliament’s plenary sittings and a number of delegations to develop Parliament’s international contacts. The president of the European Parliament, elected for a renewable term of two and a half years and assisted by 14 vice-presidents, oversees all the work of the Parliament.

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#Foreign Affairs (#HumanRights and  #Security and Defence) #Development, International #Trade, #Budgets, Budgetary Control, #Economic and Monetary Affairs, #Employment and Social Affairs, #Environment, #PublicHealth and #Food Safety, #Industry, #Research and #Energy, Internal Market and #Consumer Protection, #Transport and #Tourism, Regional Development,  #Agriculture and Rural Development,  #Fisheries, #Culture and #Education, #Legal Affairs, Civil Liberties, #Justice and #HomeAffairs, Constitutional Affairs, #Women's Rights and #Gender Equality, Petitions and Organised crime, #corruption and money laundering (special committee)

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We are very happy to see all political views represented on this page - this reflects the very nature of a Parliament, which is about diversity of opinion. What we cannot accept are comments which are either offensive in themselves or clearly offensive to other users. We would like to ask you, therefore, to avoid obscenity and other insulting language, to show respect for fellow page users and the fundamental principles we all share (you know what we mean: no racism, xenophobia, call to violence, discrimination based on religion, ethnic origin, gender...). We also encourage you to post comments that stick to the subject in discussion.