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Towards the end of geoblocking in Europe

Society - 02.02.2018 10:21

Tired of being geoblocked when shopping online ? The European Parliament is voting on a new regulation that will almost entirely ban this discrimination across Europe.

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What do I get from the EU?

Society - 31.01.2018 16:01

I get safer food and products. I get cleaner air and water. I get the ability to live and work wherever I want. I get to call home at domestic prices no matter where I am in the EU. I get to pay using one currency in 19 different countries. These are just some of the things I get from the EU.

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What is the European Parliament?

Society - 31.01.2018 16:00

The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union. It is 751 members, from 28 EU countries, in 8 political groups, representing 510 million people.

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What is the EU?

Society - 31.01.2018 16:00

The EU is a political and economic union made up of 28 member states. Its citizens share a currency, a single market and common history and culture.

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How do MEPs represent me?

Society - 31.01.2018 15:59

Did you know that you elect your member of the European Parliament directly? Every 5 years Europeans can vote in the election wherever in the EU they live. Your MEP will protect your interests, consult with experts and interested parties and vote on your behalf. Make sure your voice is heard.

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What has the EU ever done for me?

Society - 31.01.2018 15:58

What does the EU do for us? It makes sure our food and products are safe. It connects Europe with safe infrastructure that makes travel cheaper and easier. The single market gives job opportunities to millions of EU citizens. And calling home from any EU country is now cheaper than ever. Not bad, right?

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Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

Society - 25.01.2018 08:00

A resolution of the European Parliament calls for zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, affecting 140 million women worldwide and an estimated 500,000 women in the EU alone.

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EU Safety Rules

Society - 23.01.2018 17:47

European citizens need to have access to safe food, medicine, toys and online content. European Union's safety policy ranges from clear, concise labelling and safety instructions to protection from harmful online content.

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International Calls

Society - 23.01.2018 17:44

As of June 2017 roaming charges in the EU have been abolished.The European Parliament wants to make calling affordable for everyone by going a step further and banning extra charges for long-distance calls within the EU.

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Wifi4EU

Society - 23.01.2018 17:40

WiFi4EU is an EU initiative that will help you stay connected anywhere in Europe, ad-free and secure. Local authorities in EU member states can apply for funding to set up internet points and hotspots.

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Human Trafficking

Society - 23.01.2018 16:22

Human trafficking is the forcible exploitation of a person against their will. Not only is it one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, but 15,846 victims were registered in the EU between 2013 and 2014, and 71% of the victims were women and girls. With the migration crisis ongoing, Parliament continues to prioritise the fight against human trafficking.