With the reform of CAP and its surrounding policy areas, agriculture and rural affairs continue to remain high on the EU political agenda. This award aims to recognise the work of an individual MEP who has made a significant contribution to promoting agriculture across Europe.

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In this increasingly interconnected and globalised world, digital technology remains at the forefront of EU policy and is a key driver of economic recovery and in the promotion of growth and jobs in Europe. With increased focus placed on cyber security and data protection, this award aims to recognise excellence in completing Europe's digital agenda and in promoting a return to growth for Europe

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The Eurozone and economic crisis in Europe has had a devastating effect on many European countries making Economic and Monetary affairs an increasingly important policy area to promote a return to growth for the European economy. This award aims to recognise an MEP who has made an outstanding contribution in this area.

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Employment and social affairs remain an important issue for EU Policy makers with high levels of unemployment across a number of Member states and the risk of social exclusion to many European citizens. This award aims to celebrate an MEP who has worked tirelessly to promote the rights of EU citizens through sound social policy and the promotion of employment initiatives

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Energy policy is one of the EU's biggest challenges balancing the need for more supply in Europe with the promotion of more sustainable and green forms of energy. This award recognizes the concerted effort of an individual MEP in this dynamic and challenging policy area.

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Environment policy has become an important policy area in promoting a more sustainable and cleaner Europe for all citizens. This legislative area has become a key component in shaping the EU's policy framework. The winner of this award will be recognized for their continued significant contribution in this area.



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The European Parliament continues to drive action in health policy which has become a major issue especially in areas that affect citizens such as the safety of Pharmaceutical products and promoting debate surrounding Europe's aging population. The individual who will receive this award will be celebrated for their tireless work to promote policy in this important area.



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The Single Market and its free movement of people, goods and services is one of the absolute foundations of the EU. In these difficult economic times, it has become more important to ensure that the internal market remains barrier free to promote business and growth and protect consumers. The award will recognise an MEP who has displayed concerted efforts to promote a barrier free, single European internal market.

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The development and application of shared principles, rules, decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the internet are at the heart of the current topical debate on data security and internet freedoms. The aim of this award is to recognise the MEP who has made a significant contribution in this key field on behalf of EU citizens over the last year.



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With increased Parliamentary legislative power in this area, justice and civil liberties continue to drive debate and promote the core ideals of freedom security and justice. The recipient of this award will be celebrated for their commitment to promoting the protection of citizens' rights across the EU.

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Regions within the EU provide their own public policy issues, including making use of EU structural and development funds. The winner of the regional development award will have made an influential contribution in this area over the past year.



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Research and innovation continues to contribute significantly to developing European Industry and promoting higher standards in innovation across all manufacturing and production sectors. This award looks to recognise the work of an individual who has made an influential contribution in the area of research and innovation policy.

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With 90% of time spent indoors for the average European, our built environment plays a crucial role in our daily lives. As we take on energy and resource efficiency challenges, solutions can be found in our communities, buildings, infrastructures and landscapes. The winner of this award has embraced the complex world of construction and contributed meaningfully to policy affecting its sustainability.



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Transport has continued to promote commerce in Europe and is a key component of achieving a functional and efficient single market. This award looks to recognise the work of an individual who has made an influential contribution in the area of transport policy.



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This awards recognises an MEP who has tweeted the most effective and entertaining tweets and who has used Facebook to inform, amuse and provoke debate amongst their followers.

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