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Christmas 01:39 News

Merry digital Christmas

Society - 08.12.2017 08:00

During the Christmas period, more and more citizens are turning to digital products. It is a new norm that need to be regulated to better protect citizens. From defective products, unjustified geo-blocking, cross-border deliveries, to online streaming and the end of roaming, the European Parliament is tackling the issues.

young people 01:18 News

Youth Employment in the EU: MEPs push for innovative approaches

Society - 06.12.2017 08:00

Launched in 2013, the Youth Employment Initiative provides financial support to regions struggling with high rates of youth unemployment. MEPs now want Member States to play their part and promote much needed reforms with long-term, sustainable youth employment as a target.

Barbed wire with Tunisian flag 03:28

Human Rights

Society - 05.12.2017 11:08

The European Union was founded on principles of human rights and freedom of expression. That's why the European Parliament supports countries like Tunisia in their ongoing efforts towards democracy. This support comes in the form of legal and political action including the Sakharov Prize and the Sakharov Fellowship. Meet Asma Kaouech, a Tunisian activist and Sakharov fellow, who tells us her story.

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Climate Change

Society - 05.12.2017 11:08

Climate change is the primary challenge our generation will face, and the European Union has the power to do something about it, but what? The Baltic region is the European area most at risk of climate change, facing heatwaves, torrential rain and rising sea levels. This video explores how the Gdansk region of Poland is dealing with these issues with help from the EU.

STEVENS 01:37 News

Disabilities in the EU: long road to equality

Society - 29.11.2017 08:00

To ensure people with disabilities have equal representation and opportunities in society and in the workplace, the European Parliament is looking to further the EU-wide Disability Strategy, tackling issues such as gender equality, poverty and discrimination. MEP Helga Stevens has long been involved in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. She argues that more can be done for the disabled in terms of representation and inclusiveness.

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Artificial intelligence: a new media age

Society - 22.11.2017 10:00

Artificial intelligence can be used to create information and to counter fake news. But what are the challenges and opportunities within that? That question was at the heart of the annual science lecture of the Parliament’s scientific body (Science and Technlogy Options Assessment – STOA).

Actresses 02:01 News

Lux Prize 2017 winner "Sámi Blood": a film "also about being young"

Society - 14.11.2017 15:00

Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Sparrok, the main actresses of Amanda Kernell’s "Sámi Blood", received the 2017 LUX Prize for this touching tale of a young Sámi girl who dreams of a different life. While describing the harsh history of the Sámi people, the film is not just about Sami but also about being young“, they told in an interview.

workers 01:19 News

Work-related cancer: members update rules

Society - 24.10.2017 08:00

Existing rules that limit carcinogens and mutagens in the workplace date back more than 10 years. Parliament wants to better protect workers by updating the rules to include more cancer-causing chemical agents, impose stricter limits on some substances and ensure that exposed workers get life-long medical surveillance.

police man with drugs 01:47 News

Criminal penalties for new drugs

Society - 23.10.2017 10:00

The European Parliament wants to criminalise new psychoactive substances. An early warning system will allow a faster assessment and ban of substances suspected to be harmful.

CANCER 01:51 News

Women's cancers: boosting preventive care

Society - 20.10.2017 10:00

One in four deaths in the EU is caused by cancer, with certain forms predominantly or exclusively affecting women such as cancer of the breast, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Breast cancer is the most fatal for women. Experts join lawmakers to look at the current situation in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of women's cancers in the EU. MEP Daniela Aiuto says access to preventative care must be improved especially in poorer member states.

Finalist Lux Prize 01:26 News

Lux Film Prize: shining a light on identity and prejudice

Society - 18.10.2017 10:00

The three finalists for the 2017 Lux Film Prize all tackle themes of identity and prejudice: from Sweden's 'Sámi Blood' by director Amanda Kernell, 'Western' by German director Valeska Grisebach, to France's Oscar contender for this year, 'BPM' by Robin Campillo.