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If you fly within Europe and your plane is delayed or order something online from a retailer in an EU state and want a refund, you will benefit from your rights as an EU citizen. Likewise, if you choose to study, work or retire in another EU country, your rights on everything from health to residency are protected. But do you know what those rights are?

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Thanks to the EU Roaming Regulation, in force since 2007, when you travel across Europe your mobile phone bill is much lower. The maximum an operator can charge is €0.24 (roughly 20p) a minute for outgoing calls, €0.7 for incoming calls and €0.8 for texts (less than 7p) and €0.45 (37p) a megabyte for online data. Rates will drop further from July 2014.

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Europe is high on the political agenda in the UK. However, in the past it has failed to motivate the electorate, with only one in three Brits casting a vote in the last European Parliamentary elections.

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It’s 20 years since European citizenship became a reality. But how have these past two decades of citizens’ rights benefited individuals here in the UK and across Europe?

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Only around one in three people in the UK vote in European Parliamentary elections and many of them do not understand their rights as EU citizens. Why is it important to vote?

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