MEP awards 2016: Almost time for 'Europe's Oscars'
Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives and the Brussels community are set to attend tonight's annual MEP awards, organised by the Parliament Magazine.
Tonight's ceremony will be hosted by veteran MEP Paul Rübig, himself an MEP award winner for research and innovation. It will take place in the beautiful Concert Noble, at the heart of the European quarter.
After hundreds of MEPs cast their votes, we look forward to unveiling this year's winners. For more information, go to http://www.mepawards.eu or follow us on Twitter @Parlimag. For those of you who are unable to make it, we will be live tweeting the event using #MEPAwards16 and our sponsor GSMA will be live streaming the ceremony.
For a word from last year's winners, click here.
Congratulations once again to this year's nominees:
Agriculture: Nicola Caputo, Ulrike Müller and Laurenţiu Rebega
Animal welfare: Janusz Wojciechowski, Anja Hazekamp and Emil Radev
Corporate governance: Sergio Gaetano Cofferati, Therese Comodini Cachia and Ashley Fox
Development: Nirj Deva, Mariya Gabriel and Davor Stier
Digital agenda: Antanas Guoga, Julia Reda and Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein
Economic and monetary affairs: José Manuel Fernandes, Brian Hayes and Steven Woolfe
Employment and social affairs: Brando Benifei, Ole Christensen and Filiz Hyusmenova
Energy: Miriam Dalli, Miroslav Poche and Seán Kelly
Environment: Sirpa Pietikäinen, Simona Bonafè and Catherine Stihler
Foreign affairs: Dita Charanzová, Arne Lietz and Monica Macovei
Health: Pavel Poc, Lidia Geringer De Oedenberg and Cristian-Silviu Buşoi
ICT policy: Mady Delvaux, Kaja Kallas and Angelika Niebler
Justice and civil liberties: Roberta Metsola, Jan Albrecht and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt
Regional policy: Tamás Deutsch, Matthijs van Miltenburg and Kerstin Westphal
Research and innovation: Michal Boni, Eva Kaili and Hans-Olaf Henkel
Sport and physical activity: Santiago Fisas Ayxelá, Emma McClarkin and Marc Tarabella
Tourism: Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Claudia Tapardel and Istvãn Ujhelyi
Trade and internal market: Urmas Paet, Viviane Reding and Virginie Rozière
Transport: Merja Kyllönen, Dominique Riquet and Peter van Dalen