This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

European Elections 2014

When is election day?
election dates (22-25 May 2014)
Between the 22-25 of May. In Spain the elections will be held on the 25th of May and the results will be announced on the evening of Sunday 25.

How many Members of the European Parliament (MEP) will be elected?
766 members that will represent 505 million citizens in 28 member states. 54 of these seats correspond to Spain.

Why are these elections important?
Because many major decisions are made in the European Parliament: how to deal with the crisis, plans for closer economic and political integration, etc. The president of the European Commision that will succeed José Manuel Durao Barroso will also be nominated taking into account the European election results.
The resulting political majority will shape European legislation over the next five years.

What is the Parliament's role?
Its MEP will frame laws that will affect the lives of European citizens, they will set the EU budget and it will oversight the other EU institutions.

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