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Are you, or is someone you know, one of the 40 million recognised members of the scouting movement worldwide? Then you will already know that scouts in Europe and worldwide are to contributing to build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
People interested in artificial intelligence
Unless you are a robot yourself, you are probably either fascinated or appalled by the prospects of . No longer limited to science-fiction, artificial intelligence is already a fact in our daily life, through speech recognition, driverless cars, medical diagnosis, etc.
If you've taken a ferry journey this year, chances are you weren't alone. There are 400 million passenger journeys to or from EU ports every year. The next time you hop on board a ferry in an EU port, think of how many aspects of your crossing are backed up with EU rules.
While EU laws protect you as a consumer against many misleading and aggressive commercial practices, they provide for consumers who are particularly vulnerable due to their mental or physical infirmity. EU laws forbid sellers to profit from such disadvantages to get consumers to buy something they would not buy normally.
EU citizens working in another EU country
Eight and a half million EU workers (3.6 % of the EU's active population) either work or are looking for a job in another EU country, as permanent workers, cross-border workers or posted workers. The free movement of workers is one of the four fundamental freedoms enshrined in the EU treaties and a core element of EU citizenship, but is also key to completing the monetary union and the single market.
Defenders of media freedom in accession countries
If you think that future Member States should have a high level of media freedom when they join the EU and that the EU should support them in achieving this, you will be happy to know that media freedom and pluralism are part of the Copenhagen criteria for EU membership and that the principle is backed up by EU policies.