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Want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life? Find out what Europe does for you in our 60 SECONDS podcasts.

Want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life? Find out what Europe does for you in our 60 SECONDS podcasts.
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Want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life? Find out what Europe does for you in our 60 SECONDS podcasts.

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Childs victims of violence

9/28/2018
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Unfortunately, children are still victims of abuse and violence across Europe. Although it is difficult to assess the extent of violence against children and much of it remains hidden, existing estimates give cause for great concern. Violence against children can take various forms (physical, sexual or emotional abuse, or neglect) and can happen in numerous situations (at home or in the family, at school, within institutions responsible for childcare, or within the community). Source: ©...

Duration:00:01:10

Seniors using e-health services

9/28/2018
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Did you know that 30 % of Europeans will be over 65 in 2060? Our population is ageing and the number of people with age-related impairments is expected to reach 84 million already in 2020. To address the challenges posed by an ageing society, the EU promotes E-health solutions based on communication technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and patients' treatment. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:23

Internet users whose personal data is collected online

9/28/2018
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Are you one of the 71 % of people in the EU that use the internet every day or almost every day? The rapid development of digital technologies means we increasingly use the internet in our daily activities. As citizens and consumers, you probably use public institutions' or companies' services online: from filing a tax declaration to shopping online or using social media. When you access these services, personal data about you are collected and transferred. While more than 70 % of Europeans...

Duration:00:01:07

EU citizens living in EU outermost regions

9/28/2018
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If you live in one of the European islands and territories far from the continent, the EU provides special assistance to your region. Nine regions are classified as EU outermost regions owing to their remoteness from the European continent: five French overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion), one French overseas community (Saint-Martin), two Portuguese autonomous regions (Madeira and the Azores) and one Spanish autonomous community (the Canary...

Duration:00:01:18

EU nationals held as political prisoners in third countries

9/28/2018
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EU citizens are sometimes imprisoned without due process or sentenced after a politically motivated trial in non-EU countries that do not uphold the rule of law or human rights standards. These include journalists reporting from difficult situations, human rights defenders, and people visiting for personal reasons. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:13

Cross border marriages

9/28/2018
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Falling in love is never predictable, and when a couple decides to marry, nationality is usually the last thing on their minds. A growing proportion of EU marriages are between persons of different nationalities, however cross-border marriages do come with additional formalities and legal complexities. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:22

Victims of organ trafficking

9/7/2018
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How would you feel about being forced into donating an organ, such as a kidney or lung, your liver, heart, or pancreas? Did you know that every day somewhere in the world, a person is lured into the illicit organ trade? The World Health Organization estimates that about 10 000 organs are sold on the black market each year, some of which come from trafficked persons. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:16

Aid workers

9/7/2018
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EU development policy seeks to foster the sustainable development of developing countries, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Providing over 50 % of all global development aid, the EU and its member countries are collectively the world's leading donor. For example, development assistance provided by the EU and its members totalled €75.5 billion in 2016. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:12

Fashion shoppers

9/7/2018
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Do you love shopping for clothes? Even if you are a dedicated follower of fashion, you may not be aware of the impact that EU laws have on the fashion items you buy. The textile and clothing sector plays an important role in European manufacturing, and EU laws ensure the quality standards of products sold on the European market. EU law means that something labelled as pure silk is not a cheap copy, and puts rules place on footwear manufacture, helping to protect your interests as a...

Duration:00:01:14

Home owners

9/7/2018
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As a citizen of the European Union, you have the right not only to live, work, study and do business anywhere in the EU, but also to buy property. Two-thirds of Europeans own their own home; some of them are still paying back a loan or mortgage, while others own their home entirely. Those who have finished paying their mortgage spend less on housing, so it is quite understandable to want to buy your own home, not only to live in but also as a means of saving money. Source: © European Union...

Duration:00:01:13

Young taxpayers

9/7/2018
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If you are just starting out in your working life, taxes can seem a bit scary, but they are the price of a modern and fair society. Learning about the basic principles of a modern tax system can prove very useful. Taxes pay for healthcare, education, infrastructure like roads and bridges, and much more. To achieve a more equal and inclusive society in the EU, all citizens need to make a fair contribution. It is important, therefore, to understand why we pay taxes and know how to pay...

Duration:00:01:06

Small and home producers of alcohol

9/7/2018
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Home-made alcohol is a much cherished tradition in many parts of Europe. Beers, wines or spirits produced in small quantities come with a local flavour and preserve precious artisanal traditions, providing consumers with an alternative to industrial production. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:11

Volunteers abroad

6/29/2018
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Volunteering abroad is a way for you to enhance both your skills and your awareness of the various challenges around the globe. But how much do you know about the possibilities out there? Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:13

Phone and internet users

6/29/2018
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Almost all of us use telecom services: about 82 % of EU citizens have used the internet in the last 3 months, 360 million Europeans use it every day and there are around 700 million SIM cards currently in circulation in the EU. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:11

Cooks and foodies

6/29/2018
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As a cook or a 'foodie', you value products that are delicious, authentic and safe. Europeans enjoy a wide choice of top quality products, ranging from Greek olive oil, Spanish ham and Belgian chocolate, to Swedish herring. Thanks to the freedom of trading within the internal market, all of these products can be sold anywhere in the EU. You can be sure that the food is safe to eat because of EU food safety rules, strict limits for pesticide residues and mandatory information about...

Duration:00:01:19

Air transport passengers

6/29/2018
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Do you enjoy travelling by plane, visiting new destinations, friends and family, even for short periods? Whether you like city trips in Europe or going to the other side of the globe, travelling by air has become much more affordable and accessible over the last 25 years, largely owing to EU action in the field of civil aviation. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:10

Fathers

6/29/2018
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When fathers take leave to look after their children, the whole family benefits. Research shows there is a link between the amount of days' leave fathers take and their satisfaction with their relationship with their child. Increasing fathers' uptake of child-related leave is also considered beneficial for children's development and gender equality. Fathers' involvement in childcare also affects women's decisions to have children. Despite this, fathers took only 2 % of the leave available to...

Duration:00:01:13

Mothers

6/29/2018
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Despite progress on gender equality, mothers are generally still the primary carers in the family. If they have young children, they are more likely to be unemployed than women without children, while the opposite is true for men. The EU is committed to gender equality and aims to narrow this gap. It also aims to improve leave provisions for both parents, so that they are better able to combine work and private life. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:13

Undergraduated students

6/8/2018
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If you are studying your first degree or are considering in enrolling for one, you may think about going abroad for a part of those studies. In that case, your university’s international office will have information about the possibility of an Erasmus exchange. As an Erasmus student, you do not have to pay registration or tuition fees to your host university, your studies count for your degree, and you receive an EU grant. Source: © European Union - EP

Duration:00:01:20

Secondary school students

6/8/2018
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How many years young people spend in school, the subjects they study, the exams they take – all of this varies from country to country, and sometimes even from region to region. In some countries, pupils wear school uniforms while in others, they don't; in some, everyone has the same basic education, while in others, there's a choice between grammar schools and vocational schools. There can be no question of replacing this diversity with a standardised European school system – after all,...

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