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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 ?

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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.

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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.

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More women in science

Society - 10.02.2017 09:05

February 11 is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in the Sciences. Very few women are pursuing scientific careers. They are still discouraged from entering a male-dominated field, say MEPs Eva Kaili and Michèle Rivasi.

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RoboLaw: Regulating robotics

Society - 07.02.2017 09:00

What legal rights should a robot have? Polo Sant'Anna Valdera is one of the leading research centres for robotics. As technology advances, its staff see this question as increasingly important. Innovation raises new legal and ethical issues. The European Parliament wants to address these issues so robotics continues to flourish in 2017.

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Closing Europe's gender gap

Society - 06.02.2017 09:00

The EU is only halfway towards achieving gender equality and progress has been slow, with only marginal improvement over the last decade. MEPs are pushing for a string of actions to finally close the gender gap.