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Read a selection of the featured news from across the EU's institutions and bodies.

Representatives of San Cristóbal de La Laguna receiving the Access City Award
  • Press release

San Cristóbal de La Laguna wins 2024 Access City Award

The Spanish city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna has received the 2024 Access City Award, for advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities. More specifically, the award recognised its work in prioritising accessibility across urban spaces, transportation systems, and social activities.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Katowice, Poland / COP24
  • Press release

Deal on stronger press freedom and free speech protection

The EU has struck a deal on a law that would better protect journalists and human rights defenders against strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs. These are increasingly being used to silence people who speak out on public interest issues.

Young people wearing the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) t-shirt
  • Press release

€145 million to boost to European volunteering activities in 2024

The European Solidarity Corps will get new funding worth €145 million in 2024. Thanks to this money, young people across the EU and beyond will be able to volunteer in projects on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, democratic participation and health.


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