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Greater financial support

Simpler rules and more support for fruit and vegetable producers

European fruit and vegetable producer organisations will benefit from simpler rules, reduced administrative burden and greater financial support in times of crisis thanks to new rules adopted today by the European Commission. Leer más

5 million babies born in the EU in 2015 Births and fertility

5 million babies born in the EU in 2015

In 2015, 5.103 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.063 million in 2001 (the first year comparable statistics are available). Among Member States, France continued to record the highest number of births (799 700 in 2015), ahead of the United Kingdom (776 700), Germany (737 600), Italy (485 800), Spain (418 400) and Poland (369 300). Leer más

Agenda 2030

International Women´s Day, focus on gender-based violence in school

Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment in or on the way to school.  Leer más

International Women´s Day

Only 1 manager out of 3 in the EU is a woman earning on average almost a quarter less than a man

Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be underrepresented amongst managers. Leer más

Europe improves but still needs to close digital gapHow digital is your country?

Europe improves but still needs to close digital gap

The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market Leer más

Mobile Economy

The number of global mobile subscribers to surpass 5 billion this year, GSMA study revels

The 2017 global edition of the GSMA´s ´Mobile Economy´ report reveals that the 5 billion-subscriber milestone will be achieved by mid-year 2017 and will increase to 5.7 billion by the end of the decade. By that point, almost three-quarters of the world´s population will be subscribed to a mobile service. Leer más

Dubai to launch hover-taxiAutonomous aerial vehicle

Dubai to launch hover-taxi

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.  Leer más

Characterise high-quality female dance

Study reveals how to be a good dancer

A new scientific study has revealed that dance moves with significant hip swing while moving legs and thighs independently are rated high on attractiveness. Leer más

Development and poverty eradication

Commission launches 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The European Commission announces the launch of the 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. The Prize is open to professional and amateur journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. Leer más

Digital Single Market

EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services

Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU, according to the agreement reached this evening by negotiators of the European Parliament, the Member States and the European Commission. This is the first agreement related to the modernisation on EU copyright rules as proposed by the Commission in the Digital Single Market strategy. Leer más

2000 communities hav commitmented to abandon this practice

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, the EU´s Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner, Vĕra Jourová, and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, joined together to reaffirm the EU´s strong commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation Leer más

New legal base

Commission launches public consultation to further shape the European Solidarity Corps

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to consult young people, teachers, youth workers, organisations, employers and other stakeholders on the priorities and the strengthening of the recently launched European Solidarity Corps. Leer más

Published by The Lancet

Low socioeconomic status reduces life expectancy, study concludes

Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a study of 1.7 million people. Leer más

Juvenes Translatores

The European Commission announces today the winners of its annual translation contest

Congratulations to 28 brilliant young students for winning the 2016-2017 translation contest for schools ´Juvenes Translatores´! The winners will come to Brussels to collect their awards for the most accurate translation of their country on 6 April 2017. Leer más

Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva

Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

A computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new article. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being "happy," despite their extreme condition. Leer más

End of roaming charges

EU negotiators agreed on wholesale prices on EU telephone calls

As the last step towards the end of roaming charges by 15 June 2017, representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets (the prices operators charge each other when their customers use other networks when roaming in the EU). Leer más

Good sleep quality indicators

Sleep Foundation provides guidance on what is good quality sleep

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts. Given the precipitous increase in the use of sleep technology devices, the key findings are timely and relevant. This information complements the data these devices provide, helping millions of consumers interpret their sleep patterns. Leer más

Social media role

Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election

Fabricated stories favoring Donald Trump were shared a total of 30 million times, nearly quadruple the number of pro-Hillary Clinton shares leading up to the election, according to Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow. Even so, he and his co-author find that the most widely circulated hoaxes were seen by only a small fraction of Americans. Leer más

European Voluntary Service 

A quarter of all Europeans aged over 15 are involved in volunteering

With 2017 just around the corner, it´s time to start thinking about New Year´s resolutions. One option could be to volunteer. Since 1996 the European Voluntary Service has enabled some 100,000 young people to volunteer in projects in and outside Europe.  Leer más

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

New study shows that regular use of social networking can negatively affect emotions

New study shows that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life. But you don´t have to quit Facebook altogether; simply changing your social networking behavior and taking an occasional break from Facebook may lift your spirits, according to the study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.  Leer más

Autumn 2016 Standard Eurobarometer

Immigration and terrorism continue to be seen as the most important issues facing the EU

Europeans continue to see immigration and terrorism as the major challenges facing the EU at the moment, and they strongly support the political priorities of the European Commission. Leer más

Music in the brain

Music can influence in your mood, study finds

Sounds, such as music and noise, are capable of reliably affecting individuals´ moods and emotions, possibly by regulating brain dopamine, a neurotransmitter strongly involved in emotional behavior and mood regulation. The relationship of sound environments with mood and emotions is highly variable across individuals, research shows. Leer más

Over 7,000 people died while they were trying to migrate

International Migrant Day on 18 December

As the world observes International Migrants Day on December 18 to increase awareness about human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said that in 2016, either through sea routes or deserts. Leer más

Use of internet advertising by enterprises

1 in 4 EU businesses advertised online in 2016

In the last 15 years, the internet has redefined the output of traditional broadcast media — television and radio — as well as print media, such as magazines and newspapers. It offers a number of new or extended services, particularly in marketing and advertising. However, while around three-quarters of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had a website in 2016 and almost half used social media, just a quarter (25%) used internet advertising. Leer más

Survivors and activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive Parliament´s 2016 Sakharov PrizeSakharov Prize

Survivors and activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive Parliament´s 2016 Sakharov Prize

Iraqi Yazidi Islamic State survivors and activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive Parliament´s 2016 Sakharov Prize during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Tuesday 13 December. After escaping sexual enslavement by Islamic State they both became spokespeople for women affected by the terrorist group´s campaign of sexual violence and for the persecuted Yazidi minority. Find out more about their fight by watching our video and follow the ceremony live online. Leer más
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