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House of European History 01:27 News

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.

Printemps de Prague 01:57 News

"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.

Sagrada Familia 01:28 News

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.

Eggstra fun facts for Easter 01:24 News

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.

Fake news banner 01:21 News

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 ?

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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.

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Empowering women: a challenge for modern Europe

Society - 08.03.2017 09:02

Gender equality: whether it's division of labor at home or at work, in politics or in schools, a lot remains to be done, according to MEPs Constance Le Grip and Anna Hedh, members of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee.

Man playing cricket 03:14

Refugee integration: Transcending borders

Society - 27.02.2017 16:00

Welcoming refugees is not only a matter of asylum procedures or providing the international protection needed, it is also a matter of helping people find a place in our society. Integration can also bring so many cultural and economic benefits to host countries. There's many inspirational refugee stories all across Europe. It might involve cricketers in France, interpreters in Germany or award winning photographers in Italy. The EU is built on unity through diversity, but it's up to Member States to decide whether to allow refugees into their countries.