EU giving away 60,000 free Interrail tickets
12 October 2021 | 3:31 pm
From Tuesday, 18- to 20-year-olds can apply for tickets that grant free train travel across Europe. The initiative is providing travel opportunities to young people as the pandemic wanes.
A group of EU lawmakers has concluded its three-day visit to Taiwan amid accusations of provocation from Beijing. The delegation has called for more international engagement.
Frances Haugen called on lawmakers in Brussels to seize the opportunity to create a "global gold standard" as they draft oversight regulation for tech giants.
Google suffered a resounding defeat in its appeal of a €2.4bn European Union competition fine in a judgment that bolsters the bloc's crackdown on the growing power of Silicon Valley.
The Kremlin seemed to distance itself from a threat made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko amid a standoff with the European Union.
New air quality guidelines from the WHO could have saved the lives of almost 180,000 people in 2019, the European Environment Agency has revealed.
The EU is far from being at the end of its "sanctions spiral" against Belarus, says Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas amid a standoff with Minsk over migrants.
The EU has once again clashed with Poland over questions regarding the rule of law. The European Court of Justice has declared powers given to the justice minister to appoint judges to cases are against EU law.
In a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belarus' president reportedly said his country is ready to negotiate with the EU on solving the crisis at the Polish border.
Judges at the European Union's top court have ruled that national judges should not be punished for seeking the advice of the European Court of Justice.
Online platforms would have to ensure paid political ads are clearly labeled under a new EU proposal. There will also be a ban on targeting voters based on personal data.
Vaccine equity campaigners have long warned the EU that sharing doses was essential to prevent new variants emerging. EU countries made big promises on vaccine donations, but have so far struggled to deliver. Why?
As Covid-19 infections rise around the EU and some member states impose new restrictions, FRANCE 24 speaks to Greece’s Tourism Minister about the continent’s next steps. We also discuss irregular migration on the European Union's external borders - including those of France and of Greece.
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