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The quality of life in Europe today, Ukraine, a photo contest, the composition of the new Parliament and cheaper phone calls were the topics of our most-read articles of the first half of the year on the European Parliament’s website. Check out our links to experience the highlights of the year so far.
Ahead of the elections, the Parliament organised five events called ReACT throughout Europe on challenges facing the EU. The one in Rome saw experts and ordinary people discussing health, sustainability and food quality.
This interactive timeline of events shows all relevant event leading up to today's situation: from the Orange revolution to the signing of the association agreement.
The Parliament launched a photography contest, which ran from February to June, inviting people to send in photos related to five topics being dealt with by MEPs. The two winners were invited to the new Parliament's first session in Strasbourg in July.
Political groups form an important part of how the Parliament operates. The article describes what conditions need to be met in order to be recognised as a group, who the leaders are and how big the groups are.
The article sets out what the telecoms package is all about, ahead of the plenary vote. The package includes proposals to safeguard net neutrality, abolish roaming charges and pave the way for faster mobile internet in Europe.