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Blind and visually impaired people [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for blind and visually impaired people. Continue reading

People with hearing difficulties [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for people with hearing difficulties. Continue reading

Freelancers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for freelancers. Continue reading

Adult educators [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for adult educators. Continue reading

What is the ‘Free Interrail pass for Europeans’ EU initiative?

Young citizens are increasingly turning to the European Parliament asking for information on the initiative to give EU 18 year olds free Interrail tickets. Continue reading

Animal lovers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for animal lovers. Continue reading

People fighting wildlife trafficking [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for people fighting wildlife trafficking. Continue reading

Cosmetics users [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for cosmetics users. Continue reading

Package holiday makers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for package holiday makers. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, April 2018

In what is likely to be a headline-making intervention, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will attend Parliament’s April plenary session to participate in the latest debate on the Future of Europe on Tuesday morning. Continue reading

New collection asks if we should fear artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging, once again, as one of the most hotly debated technologies on the horizon. This horizon is getting closer and, in some application areas, AI is already here. This has prompted debates about what AI means for the future of humanity, which occasionally includes extreme predictions on employment (such as a job-free society), and existential threats (such as a human-free earth). Continue reading

Young television viewers [What Europe does for you]

Do your children spend less time in school than in front of a TV set? You are not alone. Worryingly, by the age of 18, the average young European will have spent a full four years in front of a screen. Continue reading

Children going online [What Europe does for you]

Most children love using the internet, and do so on a regular basis, accessing it from an increasing amount of places and devices, not always under the supervision of an adult. Continue reading

People with food allergies [What Europe does for you]

Are you among the more than 17 million Europeans who suffer from food allergies? 3.5 million of those sufferers are under 25 years of age and children are increasingly affected. Continue reading

Bus and coach passengers [What Europe does for you]

Bus and coach passengers should have the same level of protection and assistance as is provided for users of other forms of transport. The EU has adopted specific rules for regular coach services of 250 km or more that start and end in an EU country. Continue reading

You and the EU – in 60 seconds

As a citizen of Europe, you are naturally interested in what results the EU has delivered for you, your family, your business, and your wellbeing. This series of 60 SECONDS podcasts is designed to answer the question you probably asked: what has the EU done for me? Continue reading

Summertime: changing of the clocks

Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament with comments on the changing of the clocks. Some citizens are in favour of the summer-time and winter-time arrangements; others call on the Parliament to abolish them. Continue reading

EPRS Event: Economic and Social policies for young people

On 20 March 2018, the EPRS organised a policy roundtable in the Library of the European Parliament. This is the first of a series of five EPRS roundtables to set a ‘Roadmap for the Future of Europe – From Bratislava to Sibiu’. Continue reading

Looking for new ways to finance transport infrastructure projects in cross-border regions

Meeting large infrastructure needs – including proper maintenance and operation – is and will remain a major challenge for the European Union (EU) in the coming years, requiring targeted innovative financing mechanisms. Continue reading

The future of employment: can we be optimistic about the impact of new technologies?

The relationship between new technologies, employment and inequality has gained a lot of attention recently. One reason for this interest is alarming reports about the possible negative consequences for employment of the widespread use of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), including machine learning, digitalisation of production, robotics and automated vehicles. Continue reading

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