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European Parliament commemorates seventieth anniversary


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The prime ministers of Belgium, France and Luxembourg will handle the European Parliament on Tuesday in a ceremony to mark the establishment’s seventieth anniversary.

The three international locations are the Parliament’s host nations. 

Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, will kick off the celebration to commemorate the creation of the Frequent Meeting of the European Coal and Metal Neighborhood in 1952 at 11:30 CET.

The precise anniversary was on September 10 however plenty of commemorative occasions are scheduled by summer time 2023 to mark the event.

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When it was first created, it was a consultative meeting made up of 78 appointed parliamentarians drawn from the nationwide parliaments of the six member states: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

It received its precise identify in 1962 with the primary direct elections held in 1979.

Now, it’s the EU’s law-making physique, with 705 MEPs hailing from 27 member states.


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