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EU Green Deal – No one left behind!

EU Green Deal

Today’s life in the European Union as well as in the rest of the globe is facing serious threats. Climate change is undoubtedly one of those issues of our contemporary which tests the ability of adapting and adjusting the standards of our society. This concern needs to be read in the context of taking factual actions with reliable judicial and …

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European Health Insurance Card: what is it and how does it work?

European Health Insurance Card

One of the main benefits of being an European Citizen is the possibility to receive assistance and medical care while staying, temporarily, in another Member State. Indeed, the uniqueness of our EU system allows the issuing of Health Insurance Cards valid throughout the 27 European countries. The EU Health Insurance Card is a free card that gives you access to …

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NextGenerationEU… and you?

NextGenerationEU

Hello everybody. After a month long break, we are here again with the “Europe 3.0” magazine. Today’s topic is about a multi-comprehensive package (more than a recovery plan) drawn up to give new incentives to repair the economic and social damage caused by Covid-19. The new post-pandemic scenario foresees a new Union: more resilient, more digital and greener. The shape …

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European Green Deal: Europe’s project to deal with climate changes

European Green Deal

The term “Green New Deal” was first used by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman in January 2007 and this ambitious project set the blueprint for a transformational almost radical change. All 27 EU Member States are now committed to turning the EU into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. To get there, they pledged to reduce emissions by at least …

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NovaVax, the new vaccine that looks ahead!

Novavax new vaccine

Today, we are going to discuss a new contract for a potential COVID-19 vaccine with Novavax, a biotechnology company promoting improved health globally through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative vaccines in order to prevent serious infectious diseases. The firm has extended experience contending with some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, Ebola, RSV, SARS …

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Free Schengen area – What is that?

Schengen Area

Originally, the concept of free movement was to enable the European “citizens” to freely travel and settle in any European Member State, but it fell short of abolishing border controls within the Union. First of all, Schengen is an agreement signed in 1985 in Schengen (a small village in Luxembourg), then an area with unique features. The agreement act led …

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Human Rights in the EU. Let’s talk about the Right of Being Humans

Human Rights EU

Today’s topic is focused on Human Rights, their roots and the reasons behind the necessity to sign a treaty stipulating something already existing, as indeed the right of being humans. The “status” of being human establishes a series of rights either at International or European level. The history of this sensible topic has deep roots, precisely on the 26th of …

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SOU2021: the State of the Union High-level Conference

SOU2021

Through the previous articles, general concepts have been mentioned to provide some directions on the EU as a big and complex body. Nevertheless, today’s article is focused on an annual special event where experts shared opinions and ideas on the current EU challenges. I am glad to introduce the State Of Union 2021 High-level conference held in Florence, one of …

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EU institutions, which ones are they? And what do they do?

EU institutions

Today we are going to discuss the EU institutions, which ones are they and what they do. As mentioned in the first article, the EU is an “intergovernmental organisation”. It means that the actions taken by the EU are founded on treaties that have been approved voluntarily and democratically by all the EU Member States. In order to work smoothly …

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March 2021: Ducht elections.

political system The Netherlands

  Today we are going to discuss the political system in The Netherlands, known as Holland, due to their close election scheduled for the 17th of March 2021. In this country, political power is divided between several different bodies. We will give you a concise summary of how the Dutch Political system works. The Netherlands is actually run by four …

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