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  President of the European Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of the European Parliament oversees all the activities of the European Parliament and its constituent bodies.
He or she presides over its plenary sittings and chairs the meetings of the Bureau and Conference of Presidents.
The Conference of Presidents is made up of the President of Parliament and the political group chairmen, and the body responsible for Parliament's political organisation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_the_European_Parliament   (298 words)

  
 European Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The debating chamber, the 'hemicycle' of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Although Brussels is generally treated as the 'capital' of the European Union, and the two institutions of the EU's executive, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, both have their seats there, a protocol attached to the Treaty of Amsterdam requires that the European Parliament have monthly sessions in Strasbourg.
Thus the European Parliament is sometimes informally referred to as the 'Strasbourg Parliament' and Strasbourg as the democratic (opposed to bureaucratic) capital of Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Parliament   (1827 words)

  
 LearnThis.Info Encyclopedia articles beginning with 'Pr'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Presidency of the Council of the European Union
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /p/pr   (192 words)

  
 EUROPA - European Union institutions and other bodies - European Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The European Parliament (EP) is elected by the citizens of the European Union to represent their interests.
In 2004, Josep Borrell Fontelles was elected President of the European Parliament.
Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (COCOBU) monitors how the budget is spent, and each year Parliament decides whether to approve the Commission’s handling of the budget for the previous financial year.
europa.eu.int /institutions/parliament/index_en.htm   (869 words)

  
 EUROPEAN COMMISSION: BUSINESS AS USUAL
President, Honourable members, I have asked to take the floor at this point because I think it is important that I share with you my analysis of the present situation.
The President of the Council of the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Pieter Balkenende has contacted the current Commission President Romano Prodi and asked him officially to remain in office until the new Commission is voted in by the European Parliament.
The Commission is headed at a political level by the President and his team (“College”) of Commissioners, who each cover in their portfolios all areas of EU policy.
www.eurunion.org /News/press/2004/200400152.htm   (736 words)

  
 Luxembourg Presidency - Address by Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Parliament at the Signing ...
On 13 April 2004 the European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union.
Parliament will be involved in the work of monitoring the efforts which have still to be made and in the decision-making process should the safeguard clauses need to be employed.
We are in the throes of a debate on the revision of the financial perspective and the EP is determined to reach agreement with the Council of Ministers.
www.eu2005.lu /en/actualites/discours/2005/04/25borell   (849 words)

  
 EUPolitix.com - Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I remarked in Athens when I spoke on behalf of the European Parliament at the signing ceremony of the accession treaties that I was first elected in 1989.
One of the difficulties in European elections, because politics works in ebbs and flows, is a tendency in the electoral cycle of member states to regard European elections as a mid-term internal political test, as distinct from treating them in some way on its own merits, and this is a problem.
Then I look, as an Irish European on the celtic fringe and think of the enormously strong sense of identity and self-awareness in Scotland for generations and see a Parliament that restores a capacity to politically express that identity and I see in it some merit and I believe it will be a success.
www.eupolitix.com /EN/Interviews/200305/d12b42c5-68a3-4f2b-9dad-37bfc4d6c536.htm   (1599 words)

  
 European Parliament President Pat Cox invites Forum to make presentation of event before european institutions · Forum ...
The President of the European Parliament extended a formal invitation to the event’s organizers to presentations to present the Forum to both the European Parliament and the European Commission, so as to ensure that the two institutions are present at the various dialogues and gatherings that make up the Forum.
In this context, the President of the European Parliament supports the aims of the dialogue that the Universal Forum of Cultures — Barcelona 2004 proposes under the auspices of UNESCO.
The statement continues, “The President of the European Parliament believes in the valuable contribution that the Forum has to make to economic, social and cultural debates in a world where coexistence and mutual comprehension between different religious creeds and value systems area guaranteed, overcoming all prejudices and exclusion.
www.barcelona2004.org /eng/actualidad/noticias/html/f0467.htm   (473 words)

  
 Limerick Leader - May 8th, 2004 - News - Cox reflects on his time as president of EU parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE president of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, who this Wednesday announced that he will not run for re-election to the European Parliament on June 11, has worked in Brussels and Strasbourg since he was first elected in 1989.
AN inner-city school were the guests of the president of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, in one of his last acts before his term in office ends.
Sitting on the 12th floor of the European Parliament, the students dined in style in the president's chambers which is normally reserved for visiting dignitaries or heads of states.
www.limerick-leader.ie /issues/20040508/news10.html   (939 words)

  
 DEsite : European Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Parliament is led by a president and a ´Bureau´.
This regulatory body consists of the President of the European Parliament, fourteen vice-presidents, and five quaestors with an advisory voice.
It consists of the President of Parliament and the chairmen of the various political groups.
drcwww.kub.nl /dbi/instructie/eu/en/T13.htm   (922 words)

  
 Three years to the tragic days of the G8 Meeting in Genoa
President, a firm commitment that this Parliament will undertake a constant monitoring of the conduct of the police forces during public demonstrations also, but not only, in relation to the "Schengen Convention" (whose article 2 par.
The "Committee on Citizen's Freedoms" of the European Parliament could be the right place where to debate and formalise similar proposals, making use, if necessary, of the precious help of the Network of European experts on fundamental rights.
I further ask that our Parliament organise a public hearing in the presence of the same lawyers in order to allow all the Members of the Parliament to be accurately informed in order to assume, in a self-conscious way, a strong initiative on the matter.
www.zmag.org /Italy/agnoletto-openletter.htm   (1265 words)

  
 Letter from the President of the European Parliament
At the request of the Interpreters' Delegation of the European Parliament, I today met Mr Michel Lesseigne, Vice-President of the AIIC, and Mr Stéphane Grosjean.
This debate is of major political importance for the European Parliament and for the enlargement process as a whole.
It is clear that for remote interpreting to be introduced as a working method in the European Parliament, the prior agreement of the interpreters is absolutely essential as are appropriate consultations with your organisation.
www.aiic.net /ViewPage.cfm/article740.htm   (327 words)

  
 Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament | European Union Future EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Parliament's President Cox is convinced that the 21st century would see Europe's second renaissance, when following the consolidation of a process of unification, the EU will deliver on jobs, peace and stability and enhance the living standards and quality of life of all its people.
One of the proposals put forward by the European Convention was for the EU to have two leaders - a Commission President and a Chairman of the European Council.
President of the European Parliament Pat Cox is one of the participants of the "Hearing from Europe" conference, organised by Friends of Europe.
www.euractiv.com /Article?tcmuri=tcm:29-117362-16&type=Interview   (854 words)

  
 EUPolitix.com - President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I wanted the European parliament’s president to chair this committee to send a clear signal that this is an issue which has huge political significance for parliament.
The European directive which Spain has proposed covers only data on the identity of passengers, not on their behaviour, origins, religion, etc. Moreover, it stipulates that such data may not be retained once security checks have been carried out.
The parliament has not discriminated against anyone for religious reasons, this is the reality, someone could try to present it this way but it is not all the reality.
www.eupolitix.com /EN/Interviews/200411/5d94b5bb-4708-4452-9c83-165486ad7d47.htm   (3369 words)

  
 The Parliament Magazine - European Politics and Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Parliament Magazine is a unique publication working at the heart of the EU.
European Commissioners for agriculture, internal market, health, environment, regional policy, employment, enlargement, research, education, information society and the internal market have also featured in recent issues.
Former president of the European parliament Pat Cox talks to Peggy Corlin.
www.parliamentmag.com   (201 words)

  
 European Council meetings in 2002-2005
Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell Fontelles
Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, to the Informal European Council
Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, at the Ceremony of the Signature of the Treaty of Acession
www.europarl.eu.int /summits   (190 words)

  
 European Youth Parliament - Parlement Européen des Jeunes
The President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell Fontelles discussed today with the delegates of the 51st International Session of the European Youth Parliament on the future of Europe.
On Thursday, 23rd of March, participants of the European Youth Parliament had the occasion to discuss with Commissioner Figel´ and the French Minister of Culture de Vabres.
President of the European Parliament discusses with European Youth Parliament
www.eypej.org   (280 words)

  
 European parliament chief hails Turkish moves toward democracy - EUbusiness - EU law, politics and finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The president of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, Tuesday hailed the progress Turkey is making toward democracy as it seeks to join the European Union, but said reforms must be put into effect rather than remain on paper.
Cox, the first president of the European Parliament to visit Turkey while in office, said the country needed to move beyond the reforms to a change in mentality.
The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, will recommend to member states in October whether or not to open negotiations for Turkey to join the EU.
www.eubusiness.com /Turkey/040302154312.h77s71fh   (460 words)

  
 JOINT STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND PRESIDENT OF THE ...
JOINT STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON THE NETHERLANDS REJECTION OF THE REFERENDUM ON THE TREATY ESTABLISHING A CONSTITUTION FOR EUROPE
On June 1st, the President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell Fontelles, President of the European Council Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso gave a joint statement on the rejection of the referendum in the Netherlands on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe.
For this reason, the Presidency has decided that the Council of 16 and 17 June could usefully carry out a serious collective analysis of the situation.
www.eurunion.org /News/press/2005/2005059.htm   (401 words)

  
 UK Office of the European Parliament - The right of petition to the European Parliament
The European Parliament has 626 members, elected by direct universal suffrage, who represent the 370 million citizens of the 15 Member States of the European Union.
The President of the European Parliament will forward your petition to the Committee on Petitions, whose first task is to decide whether the subject of the petition falls within the remit of the European Communities.
As the European Parliament is not a judicial authority, it cannot pass judgment on or revoke legal decisions taken by Members States.
www.europarl.org.uk /publications/petitions/singlepage.htm   (866 words)

  
 WSO | MARGOT KESSLER, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT INTERGROUP "PEACE FOR THE SAHARAWI PEOPLE"
What's more, Mrs Lalumière's positions voiced in a European context are identical to the position that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds on the question of Western Sahara.
The report further fails to mention that the Saharawis' will to independence is much more ancient than the foundation of the Polisario Front in 1973, since the Saharawis fought to liberate themselves of any occupant from the very beginning of the Spanish colonisation at the end of the 19th century.
As president of the European Parliament intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi People", I wish to express my utmost rejection of a report that attempts at legitimising the Moroccan position with Mrs Lalumière's exclusive ambitions to give herself a role to play at the expense of international legality.
www.wsahara.net /02/kessler041802.html   (622 words)

  
 Letter to Mr. Pat Cox on Data Retention, May 22, 2002
Many European institutions involved in the legislative process share our position and have emphasized the importance of the decision before the European Parliament with respect to the protection of individuals' privacy.
Similarly, members of the European Parliament Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs have stressed that Member States should not have a general right to request whatever traffic and location data they wish without stating a specific reason why such information is needed.
Göran Persson, Acting President of the Council of the European Union (June 7, 2001), at http://www.statewatch.org/news/2001/jun/07Rodota.pdf.
www.gilc.org /cox_en.html   (1173 words)

  
 Address by Pat COX, President of the European Parliament at the European Council in Barcelona (15 March 2002) - ...
The European Parliament wants to contribute to a climate of confidence between the three institutions.
All three institutions, the Parliament, the Council and the Commission must come together to agree on a set of guidelines to achieve more efficiency and transparency in the way we, together, make European laws.
"Parliament appreciates the attempt by the Commission to find a pragmatic balance between the budget possibilities and constraints on the one part and the anxieties on the other part to connect with enlargement in a meaningful way.
www.europa-web.de /europa/03euinf/10counc/patcox.htm   (1007 words)

  
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Turin European Council 29 March 1996 Presidency Conclusions.EOS.EOP The European Council began its proceedings by exchanging ideas with Mr Klaus Hänsch, President of the European Parliament, on the main subjects for discussion at this meeting.
A Union closer to its citizens.EOS.EOP The European Council asks the IGC to base its work on the fact that the citizens are at the core of the European construction : the Union has the imperative duty to respond concretely to their needs and concerns.
.EOS The Presidency will ensure the smooth organization of the IGC and the European Parliament's association with it, bearing in mind the intergovernmental nature of the Conference, the competences of each party and the need for close cooperation marked by mutual trust between the Institutions.
nl.ijs.si /ME/CD/tool/Vanilla/turinen.tok   (1750 words)

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