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Nearly 270,000 students from across Europe took part in the EU's Erasmus exchange programme in 2012-13, the highest number in its 27-year history.

 

 
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New figures show improved conditions across all markets in Europe, though services and the energy sector give cause for concern.

 

 
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The EU has more than halved mobile data roaming charges for people travelling within Europe this summer and aims to eliminate roaming charges entirely by 2016.

 

 
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How can EU policy best cater for the needs of cities? The EU wants to hear your views.

 

 
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The EU is calling for action to protect small food companies from unfair practices used by some of the bigger manufacturers and supermarkets in the industry.

 

 
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Following the crash of the Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine, Vice-President Kallas today activated the EU aviation crisis cell to manage the effects on airspace and to guarantee the safety of flights.

 

 
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When you're in another EU country, the European Health Insurance Card makes seeing a doctor or going to hospital easier. It can save you time and money. 

 

Jean-Claude Juncker has been elected President of the European Commission by a strong majority of 422 votes in the European Parliament plenary session.

 

 
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The EU has proposed higher recycling targets in a bid to transform Europe's economy into one where nothing is wasted, supporting sustainable growth.

 

Growth and employment, strengthening citizens’ rights and a stronger role for Europe in the world will be Italy’s priorities during its 6-month presidency of the EU.

 

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