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European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament Web Team's blog on EU Affairs

We are the Web Team of the European Parliament.
The European Parliament is the only directly-elected EU body. Members of the Parliament represent you, the citizen. The European Parliament is co-legislator for most of Europe's laws. It is a place where people from 27 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.

Members of the European Parliament make decisions which affect you directly. The car you drive, the air you breathe, the mobile phone in your pocket, the food you eat, the water you drink, the worker you employ, the bank you borrow from, the waste you discard...

In this small digital corner, we will offer news from the European Parliament - what's going on, the most important debates and decisions. We will also give the floor as often as possible to the Members of the European Parliament, who will give their own various views and perspectives on EU politics.

Migration in the UK and EU: Facts and Figures

David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.
23/06/2015 17:40 BST

TTIP: Opportunities and Risk of an EU-US Free Trade Agreement

It has the potential to create the world's largest bilateral free-trade area, creating jobs and boosting economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic, yet the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has proved controversial from the start.
27/03/2015 10:55 GMT