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A person holding the European Health Insurance Card
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You can use the European Health Insurance Card for necessary or urgent medical care when travelling abroad, under the same conditions and at the same cost as people insured in that country. It’s valid in any EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Read more.

DG HOME human trafficking campaign photo
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Stronger EU rules to fight human trafficking enter into force on 14 July that introduce stricter criminalisation and provide stronger tools for public authorities to investigate and prosecute new forms of exploitation, including those online. This ensures better assistance and and support to victims

A frog pokes its head out of the water in a bubble
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The European Commission has launched the #WaterWiseEU campaign, an initiative to raise awareness of the increasing stress placed on Europe’s water systems and the many solutions available. We want to build a water-resilient Europe by 2050.

Tropical Forests
  • Press release

A recent study shows that forest degradation can span up to 1.5km inside tropical forest interiors, cutting canopy heights by 40-90%. The findings are alarming as decreasing tropical deforestation is key to safeguarding biodiversity and enabling climate change mitigation solutions.

Holiday planning in Europe
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If you’re heading off on a summer break soon, rest assured that the EU has you covered if your travel plans run into trouble. Whether your flight is cancelled, your train delayed or your luggage lost aboard your cruise ship, you have the right to make a claim under EU-wide passenger rights.

Coronavirus - Portrait pictures of workers in the frontline in Europe
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New rules apply to all new motor vehicles sold in the EU as of 7 July. The rules introduce advanced driver assistant systems for all new vehicles, such as attention warnings in case of driver drowsiness. They should help save over 25,000 lives and avoid at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038.

A seam binding the European and Canadian flags
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Canada has become the latest non-EU country to join the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. This means Canadian researchers and organisations can now work jointly with EU counterparts on large-scale projects tackling our biggest challenges.

Drug trafficking action case July 2024
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A drug trafficking network active across Europe has been dismantled, following an operation in five countries supported by Eurojust and Europol. 13 people were arrested in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Ukraine. Drug trafficking remains one of the most serious security threats in Europe.

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Hungary will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 July to 31 December 2024. The Hungarian presidency's programme is structured around seven priorities, including enhancing the EU's competitiveness and reinforcing the EU's defence policy.

António Costa, Ursula von der Leyen, Kaja Kallas
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EU leaders have elected António Costa as President of the European Council, proposed Ursula von der Leyen as candidate for President of the European Commission and chosen Kaja Kallas as candidate for high representative. They also adopted the EU’s strategic priorities for the next five years.

Erasmus students inscription for the Spring Semester of the Free University of Berlin
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Some 14 university alliances are to join the European University Alliances and will receive up to €14.4 million each over a 4-year period under the European Universities initiative. There are now 64 European Universities alliances encompassing more than 560 higher education institutions in Europe.

The European and Moldovian flags
  • Press release

The EU has held its first intergovernmental conference to open accession negotiations with the Republic of Moldova. Preparations for talks on specific topics are ongoing. The EU stands by Moldova to address the challenges relating to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Europe Day at the European Institutions
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The talks for Ukraine to join the EU have officially started. Work is now underway to prepare negotiations in specific areas. The EU will continue to support the people of Ukraine against Russia’s ongoing war for as long as it takes.

The LUMI supecomputer
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The winners of the Large AI Grand Challenge, a competition to foster European innovation and excellence in large-scale AI models, have been announced. Four innovative AI start-ups will share a prize of €1 million and 8 million computational hours, which will go towards developing their models.