Languages & Culture

Economy & Jobs 14-07-2017

Youth: The Future of Europe

A Europe of peace among nations has been established. Europe’s younger generations have little consciousness of a Europe at war. For today’s youth, Europe is a land of opportunity, a land, not of peace and security, but of jobs and prosperity.

Elections 19-05-2017

Tweets of the Week: Eurovision, Macron’s cabinet, and LGBTI rights

It’s EUTweets! Your weekly round up from the Brussels Bubble Twitterati.

Central Europe 14-03-2017

From Syria to Bulgaria, part I: Escaping death

Some years ago, an ambitious Kurd from a village in northern Syria won a scholarship to study abroad. He ended up in Havana, where he learned Spanish. Elias later returned to Syria, where he became a translator at the state news agency, SANA. EURACTIV Romania reports.

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Are MEPs human?
17-09-2015

Are MEPs human?

A collection of 200 portraits was unveiled on 14 September at the European Parliament's Esplanade in Brussels. The photos are part of an exhibition organised by EU40 called "Like You", which aims to show the human side of politicians by placing their pictures next to pictures of ordinary citizens.

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Public Affairs 08-05-2015

Meet the EURACTIV Network

Meet the EURACTIV Network: a total team of 106 - an editorial team of 51 - publishing in 12 languages - in 12 EU capitals.
Find out more on www.euractiv.com/OpenEURACTIV.

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12-01-2015

Folk dancers inaugurate Latvia’s EU presidency

Latvia's presidency of the European Council attracted some attention on Monday after it held a traditional folk dance in the Council's building in Brussels.

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08-01-2015

EU leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ terrorist attack in France

EU leaders condemned on Wednesday the terrorist attack on the French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling it an “act of barbarism.”

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Economy & Jobs 10-07-2014

Erasmus students programme breaks new record, Commission says

Nearly 270 000 students benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013, according to new data released by the European Commission on Thursday, setting a new record for the Erasmus Programme.

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12-12-2013

Belgian movie wins 2013 Lux Prize for European cinema

The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

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20-11-2013

Pakistani Malala Yousafzai receives Sakharov human rights award

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai received the 2013 Sakharov prize in a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday, joining former winners such as Nelson Mandela and San Suu Kyi.
Malala was awarded the prize in recognition of her fight for universal and equal access to education. The 16-year-old activist was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago after campaigning for better rights for girls in Pakistan.
After MEPs gave her a standing ovation, she gave an emotional speech about the millions of children in the world deprived of education.

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03-09-2013

EC on multilinguism in the EU

Protesters have been gathering for two days in the Croat city of Vukovar, tearing down bilingual signs in Cyrillic that were installed on official buildings, as requested by the Croatian Constitution. The incidents were reminiscent of tensions dating back to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s.
Croatian and Serbian languages are very similar and both groups can understand each other without problem. The only difference is their alphabet. Catholics use the Latin alphabet while the Orthodox use the Cyrillic one.

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23-07-2013

Hangout : The future of Erasmus

In this first Hangout from the European Parliament, participants and social media commentators can ask Doris Pack (EPP) about the EU's exchange programme Erasmus. 

 

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