A short Document that copes with the history, the current role and the purpose of the European Parliament.
I. History of the European Parliament : past, present and future
A. Beginning and evolution
B. The European Parliament's role after the Treaty of Lisbon
II. A democratic European institution
A. Current functions of the European Parliament
B. Places, languages, groups and members of the assembly
[...] The composition of the Parliament will be changed. The number of members of several countries will decrease to allow to the new member states to have Eureopean deputies. Nonetheless the minimum will be five per country and the maximum will be ninety-nine. II. A democratic European institution A. Current functions of the European Parliament The European Parliament holds the legislative power in cooperation with the Council of the European Union, through the codecision procedure, that is the possibility for these two institutions to adopt together a legislation. [...]
[...] Thus, men and women of all the countries can gather in the same purpose. The different groups of the European Parliament are, for instance, the Party of the European Socialists, or the European People's Party, which is a christian democratic movement and which is the first party of the assembly. However, the European deputies who were elected in France are in majority from left. The European Parliament has two meeting places, in Strasbourg and in Brussels. Its secretariat takes place in Luxembourg. [...]
[...] The European Parliament I. History of the European Parliament : past, present and future A. Beginning and evolution A few years after the Second World War, several politic men of different countries had the idea to found a community of European states in the purpose to avoid strifes and favour economic development and wellbeing of European people. The history of the European Parliament begins with a first institution that was the Common Assembly. It was a consultative assembly whose members came from national parliaments of member states, however this institution had no legisaltive powers. [...]
[...] The building of Strasbourg resembles to a Roman amphitheatre. This town is a symbol of reconciliation between France and Germany that were the two main countries that fought during the Second World War. The European Union has twenty-three official languages : French, German, Italian, Greek, Polish, etc. When a MEP speaks, his speech is translated in all these languages. Nonetheless, it isn't possible to find translators of all languages between them, consequently translators often have to translate second english translation that can be a relay. [...]
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