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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MEPs probe football's world of big money

Society - 25.09.2017 17:00

Representatives of FIFA, UEFA and the European Football Agents Association will be questioned by a special parliamentary inquiry committee on money laundering and tax fraud. Allegations of high-level corruption have been revealed by the largest data leak in the sport's history.

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Wifi for all: filling the gap

Society - 07.09.2017 09:00

As the EU moves towards building a truly digital society, bridging the digital divide between urban and rural areas is crucial. The WiFi4EU scheme aims to bring high-quality, free internet connection to thousands of local communities.

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European Health Insurance Card: keeping you safe abroad

Society - 06.07.2017 15:55

Maybe it's a ski trip gone wrong or slipping at the swimming pool – everyone has a travel horror story. When travelling in Europe, the European Parliament wants you to have access to the health care you need with the European Health Insurance Card.