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Future of the blue planet: Parliament conference on oceans

Worried about what is happening to our oceans? Take part in the Parliament's conference on their future taking place on 19 March. The importance of healthy oceans The oceans are of crucial importance as they are home to a rich biodiversity, act as climate regulators and offer food security. They also contribute to the European…
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Cheap cross-border payments: sharing the benefits of the euro

On 14 February MEPs adopted plans to ensure lower charges on euro payments across the EU and increase transparency on currency conversion fees when a payment involves different currencies. Lower payment charges for countries outside the euro zone Existing rules already provide for low payment costs between euro zone countries. For example, if you live…
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Medical cannabis: MEPs call for EU-wide rules and more research

The European Parliament is calling for an EU-wide policy for medical cannabis and properly funded scientific research. Several EU countries have legalised the medical use of some form of cannabis or cannabinoids or are considering changes to their legislation. However, the rules on which products are allowed and how they should be used vary widely,…
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European Solidarity Corps: opportunities for young people

  If you’re aged between 17 and 30 and would like help make society a little better, register with the European Solidarity Corps. Priorities On 4 February, Parliament’s culture and education committee voted in favour of new priorities for the European Solidarity Corps' programme for 2021-2027. The new programme would include humanitarian aid activities outside…
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