Europe: a continent with thousands of years of history, a rich cultural heritage and some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. So much for the traveller to discover and explore and all made much easier thanks to the European Union (EU). You can cross many borders within the EU without being checked, and your dog or cat can travel with you. You have easy access to healthcare should you need it and the euro makes it easier to shop around for bargains. If you drive, both your driving licence and your motor insurance policy issued in one EU country are valid in all the others. And you can now... use your mobile phone as you would at home, without any extra charges. For more information, helpful tips and a map of Europe, see inside.