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How is the EU funded and what is the money used for? Read on to understand what the EU long-term budget is and how it is decided.

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The environment committee has backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced.

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Ahead of the #EUCO summit on the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027, MEPs set out their position. Watch our video… https://t.co/Szse8KyFgx

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The EU negotiates various trade deals all over the world, but they depend on approval by the European Parliament. Read our overview of the negotiations in progress.

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Globalisation offers opportunities as well as challenges. Find out how the EU tries to optimise the benefits while reducing the risks.

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The UK leaving the EU is not the end of cooperation. Soon talks will start to determine how the two will work together on anything from trade to the fight against terrorism.

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The EU-Vietnam trade deal is set to eliminate virtually all tariffs over the course of a decade. MEP Geert Bourgeois explains the benefits in our interview.

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How is Europe creating a digital single market? Discover the European Parliament's work on roaming, net neutrality, innovation, e-commerce, geo-blocking.

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World Cancer Day is this year being held for the 20th time. Fighting cancer is one of the EU’s health priorities. Read on to find out more about the measures in place.

What is the European Parliament?        

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The European Parliament represents 447 million people living in the EU. Watch the video to learn how it is organised and more.

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People in the EU elect the members of the European Parliament who represent them and their interests.

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