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Catherine Stihler, Member of the European Parliament for Scotland, explains how a proposal becomes law in the European Union. She is seen running between the three institutions - the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Inside the council building, she describes an artist’s controversial impression of EU member countries and highlights that Britain isn't represented.
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12 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Introduce students to the work of the European Parliament and how laws are made. It could prove useful to lead students through the process by which a particular law has come into force. By doing so, the class should build an understanding of the role of MEPs and national governments in the process. Following the clip, teacher could lead discussion as to the reasons to support and oppose Britain staying within the EU.