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Criminal penalties for new drugs

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The European Parliament wants to criminalise new psychoactive substances. An early warning system will allow a faster assessment and ban of substances suspected to be harmful.

CANCER News 01:51

Women's cancers: boosting preventive care

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One in four deaths in the EU is caused by cancer, with certain forms predominantly or exclusively affecting women such as cancer of the breast, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Breast cancer is the most fatal for women. Experts join lawmakers to look at the current situation in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of women's cancers in the EU. MEP Daniela Aiuto says access to preventative care must be improved especially in poorer member states.

e-privacy News 02:07

Reinforcing e-privacy

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The European Parliament is updating data protection rules to include new forms of communication such as WhatsApp and other instant messengers. The aim is to better protect people's privacy.

Finalist Lux Prize News 01:26

Lux Film Prize: shining a light on identity and prejudice

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The three finalists for the 2017 Lux Film Prize all tackle themes of identity and prejudice: from Sweden's 'Sámi Blood' by director Amanda Kernell, 'Western' by German director Valeska Grisebach, to France's Oscar contender for this year, 'BPM' by Robin Campillo.

migrants woman and kid News 01:30

Migration crisis: sharing the burden

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MEPs are revising the Dublin Regulation -- the EU law that determines which country is responsible for processing asylum applications. The current system puts too much burden on frontline states like Greece and Italy. As such, lawmakers are advocating fairer distribution of asylum seekers among all member states as well as mandatory participation.


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