economy News 01:29

Tackling trade dumping

Economy -

Imports from outside the EU reached €468.2 billion in the first quarter of 2017. To avoid unfair competition for European businesses and workers, fines are imposed on third countries deemed to be “dumping” goods into the EU market. The European Parliament is looking at a new methodology for calculating anti-dumping duties, where “significant market distortions” are the basis for calculations.

An animated graphic highlighting the end of roaming surcharges in 2017. News 00:36

End of roaming

Economy -

Why should it cost extra to call friends and family from another EU country? As of June 2017, roaming surcharges are abolished in Europe. The European Parliament has fought for this ban by consistently capping charges since 2007. Now you can call, text or surf from anywhere in the EU for the same price as at home.

Animation representing Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK. News 01:23

Red lines on Brexit negotiations

EU affairs -

The United Kingdom has begun the formal process to withdraw from the European Union. The European Parliament has identified its red line issues for the negotiations. They include putting citizens' interests first and the UK honouring its commitments to the EU budget. This video provides insight into the Parliament's priorities.

Infographics News 04:57

Portraits of the Erasmus Generation

Society -

Christine studied architecture in Athens, Michele went to Budapest - both as Erasmus students. They are part of a generation whose life was shaped by the Erasmus programme.

Pollution News 01:28

Effort sharing: driving Europe's ambitious climate goals

Economy -

The European Union has set ambitious targets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. European lawmakers are poring through the EU’s largest climate tool, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). This law covers some 60% of the EU’s greenhouse gases.

infographics News 01:27

EU Blue Card: filling the skills gap

Economy -

EU Member States are facing employment shortages in a number of key sectors: Europe could need up to 756,000 skilled ICT workers and around a million healthcare professionals by 2020. A revised EU Blue Card aims to attract the world's best and brightest.


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