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European cultural heritage: ties that bind

The European Parliament is voting on making 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage, highlighting the diversity, shared history and rich cultures that make Europe what it is today.

Coming up in Brussels: Turkey, Hungary, Geo-blocking and more

Up for discussion next week are states of play in Turkey and Hungary, a flagship initiative on the garment industry, as well as rules on geo-blocking and audio-visual content.

Your EU citizenship rights

Some things in life are overrated. EU citizenship is not one of them. Being a citizen of the European Union opens up more than just borders to its residents. You can build your life in another EU country. You have rights as a student, worker, [...]

From Brexit conditions to new regulation on medical devices: 5 numbers to take away from Strasbourg

Five numbers to take away from the plenary this week: conditions for a Brexit deal, stricter regulation on cars and medical devices, a more flexible EU budget, and phasing out palm oil in biofuels by 2020.

EU-Turkey relations turn icy

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

Increase penalties against horse abuse

MEPs want better protection for horses and donkeys in the EU.

From waste recycling to farm rabbits: 5 numbers to take away from Strasbourg

Five numbers to take away from the plenary this week: waste recycling, shareholders’ rights, firearm control, rabbits in battery cages and rolling out 5G.

Online democracy: how governments are going digital

In a world where you can shop, bank and even earn degrees online, why is internet voting still rare? MEPs want to encourage governments to make the best of digital tools to boost democratic processes.

How to deal with Europe’s waste?

Europe needs to reduce landfills and food waste, handle and recycle packaging waste better : these are the main goals of the “Waste Package” to be adopted by the European Parliament at its March session in Strasbourg.

Juncker: “Where are you going, Europe?”

The European Parliament recently adopted a set of three resolutions exploring the future of the European Union. EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker throws five other scenarios into the hat.