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European Parliament

Expanded name

European Parliament

Date of establishment



http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ [external]


The European Parliament is the elected body which represents the people of the Member State of the European Union.

Areas of Activity

The European Parliament drafts legislation for Member States of the European Union and influence all areas of the lives of citizens. This includes education, culture, health, transport, consumer issues and the environment.


Members are elected by the citizens of European Union countries.

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