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"European Elections since 1979": a new temporary exhibition at the Parlamentarium

How does your vote affect Europe? Find out how Europeans throughout history have used their vote to shape governance at "European Elections since 1979", a new temporary exhibition hosted by the Parlamentarium

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  • FACForeign Affairs (FAC)

DPM and FM Venizelos’ statement on the agreement reached at the quadrilateral meeting (U.S., Russia, EU, Ukraine) in Geneva on Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement on behalf of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union:

“The points agreed on in Geneva are an important first step toward de-escalating the situation and shaping the conditions for overcoming the crisis in Ukraine.

What is important now is the conscientious implementation of everything agreed upon, so that a climate of trust and a sense of security can be restored on all levels.”

  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

EP adopts proposal for a Directive on conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer

On 15 April 2014, the Plenary of the European Parliament approved the Report on the proposal for a Directive of the EP and the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of intra-corporate transfer presented by the competent Rapporteur and member of the LIBE Committee, Salvatore Iacolino.

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Athens: the City with a Thousand Faces

Grey, yet colourful. Vast, yet familiar. Crowded, but with countless unobtrusive oases of calm. A Mediterranean city by the sea continuously inhabited for no less than 7,000 years, a western capital bathed in sunshine and the scents of the East, Athens is a city of many contrasts, a city with a thousand faces and a history lost in myth and legend.

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Mediterranean Diet: For successful living

The Greek Presidency has a lot on its plate

Southern Europeans share a common secret, so genuine, that even scientists attest to its veracity: good food for better living! The Mediterranean diet, which encapsulates this essence, is worth promoting. The Greek Presidency has decided to offer its guests Greek cuisine delicacies and acquaint them with Mediterranean living.

From Spain to Cyprus

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DPM & FM Venizelos’ statement at the EP Plenary for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI (Strasbourg 16.04.2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement at the EP Plenary in Strasbourg, on 16 April, for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI.

Dedicating today’s sitting of the Plenary to the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the European Parliament is rightly choosing to end its proceedings with a message to the citizens of the European Union: that it has a historical conscience. An active historical memory is the only sound foundation for major political initiatives like the ones Europe so urgently needs.

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  • ECOFINEconomic & Financial Affairs (ECOFIN)

Thumbs up for Banking Union: EP adopts key texts

The European Parliament, in today’s plenary session, adopted 3 key texts that complete the legislative work underpinning the Banking Union (Single Resolution Mechanism, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, and Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive).

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