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European Election Results in 2014
The elections were held in the UK on 22 May 2014. The UK voted in 73 MEPs from its 12 constituencies. An MEP additional seat in comparison of the previous elections, as a result of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty

European Election Results in 2009
Results of the 2009 European elections - numbers of European Parliament seats by political group and by EU Member State

Systems for tobacco traceability and security features
Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD) provide for EU-wide systems of traceability and security features for tobacco products to address the issue of illicit trade.

Youth4Regions programme for aspiring journalists
Youth4Regions is a European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products
The Safety Gate rapid alert system enables quick exchange of information between 31 European countries and the European Commission about dangerous non-food products posing a risk to health and safety of consumers.

EU Transport Scoreboard
The 'EU Transport Scoreboard' is a benchmark comparing how EU Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport. The goal of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investment and action. The Scoreboard brings together data from a variety of public sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency and the World Economic Forum). It can be consulted either by country or by topic (Internal Market, Investment and Infrastructure, Energy Union and Innovation, People).

EU vs Disinformation
This website is part of a campaign to better forecast, address and respond to pro-Kremlin disinformation. The ‘EU versus Disinformation’ campaign is run by the European External Action Service East Stratcom Task Force.

Modernising VAT for cross-border e-commerce
European Commission DG TAXUD page on VAT for e-commerce including legal texts

ENISA - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. The Agency is located in Greece with its seat in Athens and a branch office in Heraklion, Crete. ENISA is actively contributing to a high level of network and information security (NIS) within the Union, since it was set up in 2004, to the development of a culture of NIS in society and in order to raise awareness of NIS, thus contributing to proper functioning of the internal market.

Right to water
Right to water is a European citizens initiative launched to ensure that water remains a public service and a public good.

Aviation Strategy for Europe
The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and let passengers profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, while offering more connections. The Strategy contributes directly to the Commission priorities of Jobs and Growth, Digital Single Market , Energy Union and the EU as a global actor.

World Rare Diseases Day
Europe invested over EUR 1.4 billion in more than 200 collaborative research and innovation projects through the framework programmes related to rare diseases. 28 February is World Rare Diseases Day.

European Platform on Rare Disease Registration (EU RD Platform)
The European Commission launched on Rare Disease Day 28 February 2019 a new online knowledge-sharing platform to support better diagnosis and treatment for more than 30 million Europeans living with a rare disease.

League of Arab States (LAS)
The League of Arab States is a regional organisation bringing together all Arab countries, with the purpose of promoting and strengthening cooperation among its members.

High-Performance Computing
High performance computing (HPC), also known as supercomputing, involves thousands of processors working in parallel to analyse billions of pieces of data in real time, performing calculations thousands of times faster than a normal computer. In the digital era, it is at the core of major advances and innovation and a strategic resource for Europe's future.

Falsified medicines
Falsified medicines are often disguised as authentic medicines but may contain ingredients of bad or toxic quality, or in the wrong dosage. As they have not been properly checked for quality, safety and efficacy, as required by strict EU authorisation, they can pose a real risk to your health. As falsified medicines become more sophisticated, the risk of them reaching patients in the EU increases. They represent a serious threat to global health and call for a comprehensive strategy both at European and international level.

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
The EU has finalised negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. The remaining formalities are expected to be done in time for the agreement to become effective on 1 February 2019. EU firms already export over EUR 58bn in goods and €28bn in services to Japan every year. But European firms face trade barriers when exporting to Japan which make it hard for them to compete. The trade agreement with Japan will: remove these barriers; help the EU shape global trade rules in line with its standards and shared values; send a powerful signal that two of the world's biggest economies reject protectionism.

European elections website
This European Parliament website details how to vote in each member state or from abroad. The website is designed to help people find all relevant information they need in one place. How to vote - Why you should vote - Get involved - How elections work - Latest news - Election results

Family law
Family law is the competence of EU countries, and EU rules apply only in cross-border cases. Overview of family matters - Divorce and separation - Children's wellbeing - Property of international couples (marriages and registered partnerships) - Successions and wills - Civil status documents

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
Welcome to the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. Your Platform to exchange and interact, and make circular economy happen faster to the benefit of all. Contribute: submit content for this website (good practice, publication, event, network...) via online forms - A joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee

EU action plan for the Circular Economy
As part of its continuous effort to transform Europe's economy into a more sustainable one and to implement the ambitious Circular Economy Action Plan, in January 2018 the European Commission adopted the latest set of measures: a Europe-wide EU Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy; a Communication on options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation; a Monitoring Framework on progress towards a circular economy; a Report on Critical Raw Materials and the circular economy.

Overview of national laws on electronic health records in the EU Member States
The study has two main goals. First, to provide an overview of the national laws on electronic health records within the EU Member States. Second, to assess the interaction of these national laws with the provision of cross-border eHealth services mentioned in Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU) . For each EU Member State (and Norway) a specific country report is available, containing the legal requirements applying to EHRs. These reports are not only focused on the current state of affairs, but also take into account potential future legislation. The national reports are used to perform a comparative analysis resulting in concrete recommendations, on a broad range of issues, for both national and EU actors.

eHealth : Digital health and care
Digital health and care refers to tools and services that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of health and lifestyle. Digital health and care has the potential to innovate and improve access to care, quality of care, and to increase the overall efficiency of the health sector.

European Ombudsman
The European Ombudsman is an independent and impartial body that holds the EU’s institutions and agencies to account, and promotes good administration. The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration by these EU bodies. People or organisations who have encountered problems with the EU administration, and have unsuccessfully tried to resolve the problem with the institution or body in question, can submit a complaint to the Ombudsman.

EU - Pesticides database
The EU - Pesticides database is the reference database for EU Member States about the pesticide residues, active substances and products and their values.