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UK project Safe Passage is among five shortlisted projects for the Civil Society Prize 2018 organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) which this year focussed on recognising European identities, values and cultural heritage as a unifying force for Europe.
The first ever edition of the European Cinema Night will come to London in the form of a free screening of EU-funded Polish-UK-French co-production Cold War at Rio Cinema on 5 December. The initiative highlights how the EU supports the film sector – including many British films – in times of transformation for the creative industries.
The EU regulation to end unjustified geoblocking for consumers wishing to buy products or services online across borders but within the EU enters in force today. The new rules define specific situations where geoblocking – a practice that prevents people in one EU country to buy goods and specific services in another or which introduces different prices for different geographical locations - is not justifiable.
Uta Schoenberg from University College London will receive €1,491,803 (£1,329,913) of EU funding to study wage inequality within and across firms. The funding comes from the latest round of ERC (European Research Council) consolidator grants.
More than three quarters of UK citizens (79% - close to the EU figure of 80%) think online social networks and other Internet platforms should make clear the amount of money they receive from political parties and campaign groups and about the support these networks provide to political actors during election periods. This figure comes from a Eurobarometer published on 26 November 2018 (the survey was carried out in September 2018).
The number of deaths on UK roads is still one of the lowest in the EU – 27 deaths per million inhabitants in 2017 (down by 1 since 2016), according to the European Commission's latest statistics. Only Sweden fares better with 25 road deaths per million inhabitants.