The signing of the Treaty of Rome. 05:15

Treaty of Rome: 60 year anniversary

EU affairs -

It’s important to remember where we came from. After the tragedies of the Second World War, the Treaty of Rome was a key agreement between six countries, which linked their fates through the European Economic Community. On the 60th anniversary of its signing, we look back on how the treaty laid the foundations for Europe and its achievement, which the European Parliament defends.

A pink rose on the pavement. 02:08

Common goals: Security

Security -

Today the EU faces the threat of terrorism. Everyone can agree that security should be a top priority. Organisations such as Europol combat terrorism, while others like Fenvac take care of the victims' families. Improving border systems, increasing communications between Member States and criminalising acts associated with terrorism are a few examples of the steps the EU is taking this year.

Erdogan poster in Turkey News 01:20

EU-Turkey relations turn icy

World -

Weeks ahead of a referendum consolidating President Erdogan's powers, tensions are running high between Turkey and the EU.

Two miners wearing torches and sitting on the mine floor. 04:23

Conflict minerals: The truth behind your smartphone

Economy -

We all use electronic devices like mobile phones, but where do the materials that make them come from? Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are the four most common 'conflict minerals', known collectively as 3TGs. Their mining causes insecurity and human rights abuses in many regions. Armed groups clash over their illegal trade. Fairphone is one manufacturer which takes responsibility to ensure its supply chains extract minerals lawfully. The European Parliament is pushing for more transparency in supply chains through mandatory OECD due diligence systems.


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