Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 09/2012

Parliament Set for an Eventful Second Half of 2012

| Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

With full tanks, all systems checked and automatic launch sequence ignited, the European Parliament is ready for lift-off. MEPs achieved much in the first part of 2012 that will make a noticeable difference to the everyday life of ordinary citizens, such as lower roaming charges and killing off the controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement. However, there is much to be done in the months to come.

The Art of Protecting and Spreading Culture

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Exposure to great art helps inspire other great art. So, it is a shame that many films, novels and photos are not publicly accessible because their rights holders cannot be traced. In some public institutions these works - known as orphan works because the rights holders are unknown - make up 70% of the collection.

International Day of Democracy: For the People, by the People

| Posted 09.13.2012 | UK Politics

Idiōtēs was how people in ancient Greece contemptuously referred to those who had no interest in politics, a word that has evolved into the modern word idiots.

Sakharov Prize: Giving a Voice to the Repressed

| Posted 09.24.2012 | UK Politics

The first Sakharov prize was awarded to Nelson Mandela, who was also the first of the winners to have been incarcerated. He served 27 years in prison as part of his struggle against apartheid in South Africa.