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A collage of important European women. 02:05

The role of women in Europe’s construction

Society - 27.06.2017 12:54

Women play a major role in the construction and evolution of Europe. In this video, the European Parliament explores the roles of eight extraordinary women in creating the Europe we know today.

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Portraits of the Erasmus Generation

Society - 13.06.2017 09:24

Christine studied architecture in Athens, Michele went to Budapest - both as Erasmus students. They are part of a generation whose life was shaped by the Erasmus programme.

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Bringing 'legal highs' to a low

Society - 07.06.2017 17:26

New psychoactive substances (NPS) are rapidly proliferating. More than 600 new substances are being monitored, with over 75% detected in the last six years alone. The European Parliament is looking at legislation to better respond to the problem.

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Cookies explained

Society - 07.06.2017 14:58

Cookies: pieces of stored data that track your online behaviour. New legislation aims to simplify the process: asking you only once whether you accept cookies or not.

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The House of European History: a tale like no other

Society - 05.05.2017 16:06

It used to be a place where disadvantaged children could get their teeth checked. It’s now the House of European History, with a permanent exhibit of more than 4,000 square meters on foundational events in Europe’s recent history up to the present day.

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"When freedom of the press ends, so does democracy."

Society - 03.05.2017 10:51

MEP Jaromír Štětina is a former journalist who lost his job during the Prague Spring back in 1968. For World Press Freedom Day, he reflects on how crucial freedom of expression is in countering fake news.

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European cultural heritage: ties that bind

Society - 21.04.2017 10:00

The European Parliament is voting on making 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage, highlighting the diversity, shared history and rich cultures that make Europe what it is today.

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Eggstra fun facts for Easter

Society - 12.04.2017 08:53

The EU has about 383 million laying hens producing up to seven million tonnes of eggs a year. How much do you know about eggs and the industry in the EU? Watch the video to find out more.

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Fake News and Hate Speech: How to Fight the War Online?

Society - 06.04.2017 20:29

The European Parliament is worried about hate speech and fake news: should content be removed and fines be imposed? Or the emphasis be placed on teaching people to tell the difference between real sources or fake ones ?

A clock tower overlooking a busy European city. 01:42

Your EU citizenship rights

Society - 04.04.2017 16:00

Some things in life are overrated. EU citizenship is not one of them. Being a citizen of the European Union opens up more than just borders to its residents. You can build your life in another EU country. You have rights as a student, worker, job seeker and pensioner in any Member State. You even have the opportunity to raise your family in your adopted home too.