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Counterfeit goods seized in Genoa, Italy © EU
23/09/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition

Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to new figures released today by the European Commission.

Woman using a mobile phone © EU
21/09/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / Science and technology

As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College today discussed a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.

Council meeting room © EU
20/09/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

The Council held its first discussion on the Commission's mid-term review of the EU's budgetary framework covering the years 2014 to 2020.

Child in a refugee camp © EU
20/09/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled the Syria conflict.

Family photo © EU
16/09/2016 - Institutional affairs

The heads of state or government of the 27 met in Bratislava to begin a political reflection on further development of an EU with 27 member countries. Leaders agreed on the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap, which set out the objectives for the coming months.

General view of the hemicycle © EU
16/09/2016 - Institutional affairs

The debate on the state of the European Union with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dominated the plenary session in Strasbourg taking place on 12-15 September.

A street in the refugee camp tents Kahramanmaras in Turkey © EU
15/09/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

EU countries must honour their pledges to accept refugees relocated from Greece and Italy, to relieve migratory pressure on these two “frontline” countries, and at the same time discourage irregular entries by opening up legal and safe routes to the EU, MEPs said on Thursday.

Euro symbol with euro coins and bills in the background © EU
15/09/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition

The European Commission is forging ahead with work to draw up a first common EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions by presenting a pre-assessment ('scoreboard of indicators') of all third countries according to key indicators.

A man passing by the Automated Border Control eGate at Lisbon Airport © EU
07/09/2016 - Justice and citizens rights / Transport and travel

The European Commission is proposing to establish a single EU certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment to enhance the competitiveness of the EU security industry, as previously announced on 20 April when setting out the way forward towards the achievement of an effective and genuine EU Security Union.

Calculator and 50 euro note © EU
06/09/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition

A staggering €159.5 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues were lost across the EU in 2014 according to figures released by the European Commission today.

Vĕra Jourová © EU
05/09/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition / Environment, consumers and health

The European Commission published its 2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard which monitors EU consumers' ratings of how 42 goods and services markets work.

Family photo © EU
05/09/2016 - Energy and natural resources / External relations and foreign affairs

G20 leaders met in Hangzhou, China, on 4-5 September. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker represented the EU at the summit. The theme of this year's summit was “Towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy”. 

31/08/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Infographik zu den staatliche Beihilfen an Apple © EU
30/08/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition

The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid.

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