Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and the European Commission are today releasing the first-ever Eurobarometer survey conducted jointly for the two institutions. The Special Eurobarometer survey on the Future of Europe was carried out between 22 October and 20 November 2020 in the 27 EU Member […]

‘Right to disconnect’ should be an EU-wide fundamental right, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions. In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in favour, 126 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to propose a […]

European Commission launches EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action. Every year, 3.5 million persons are diagnosed with cancer in the […]

Fighting crime: faster EU-wide exchange of non-EU nationals’ criminal records

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A new EU database, approved today by MEPs, will enable EU countries to exchange the criminal records of non-EU citizens’ more quickly. MEPs agreed in a vote on Tuesday to create a new database on the past convictions of third country nationals (ECRIS-TCN), to […]