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The statuette of Themis, goddess of divine justice
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The Commission has published its fifth annual Rule of Law Report which monitors significant developments and takes stock of the rule of law situation in all EU countries. It shows that the EU is better equipped to face rule of law challenges than it was 5 years ago.

The EasyPASS system at Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Airport custom
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A recent survey showed many Europeans still feel that they lack sufficient information on their passenger rights. The Commission has published revised guidelines on air passenger rights, including the rights of persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air.

A child playing in water jets 
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Record-breaking temperatures are becoming ever more frequent and intense, and cities and urban areas are particularly vulnerable to extreme heat. The Joint Research Centre has identified strategies and best practices that local authorities can take to manage extreme heat in EU cities.

The soles of several shoes from manufacturing company Zamora
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An EU law has come into force that will enable the setting of eco-design requirements and information for almost all categories of physical goods that come onto the EU market. It aims to significantly improve circularity, energy performance and other environmental sustainability aspects.

The use of Wi-Fi and roaming in train and metro stations, and in public spaces
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Travelling by train in Europe is becoming more convenient and sustainable thanks to recent EU initiatives. New regulations for the trans-European transport network to improve rail connectivity and make travel greener have recently entered into force. Find out what else the EU is doing in this area.

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Members of the European Parliament have re-elected Roberta Metsola as President of the European Parliament until 2027, in the first round of voting. She will continue to lead Parliament for the first two and a half years of the 10th legislative term.

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
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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.