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Jean-Claude Juncker © UE
24/06/2016 - Institutional affairs

President Schulz, President Tusk and Prime Minister Rutte met this morning in Brussels upon the invitation of European Commission President Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement: "In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it." 

Couple at family court © EU
23/06/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

New rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples or registered partnerships were approved by MEPs.

Flags of the EU and China © EU
22/06/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission today adopted a Joint Communication, entitled "Elements for a new EU strategy on China", which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for the next five years.

22/06/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights
Euro notes © EU
21/06/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition

The Council agreed on a draft directive addressing tax avoidance practices commonly used by large companies. The directive is part of a January 2016 package of Commission proposals to strengthen rules against corporate tax avoidance.

20/06/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs
20/06/2016 - Environment, consumers and health
Mr Vytenis Pavlias Andriukaitis and Ms Edith Schippers © EU
17/06/2016 - Employment and social rights / Environment, consumers and health

The Council welcomed the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on new EU rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. 

Violeta Bulc & Jyrki Katainen © EU
17/06/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Transport and travel

Today the European Commission is firmly delivering on President Juncker's top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in the European Union, by unveiling a list of 195 transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

17/06/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition
Gavel on table © EU
16/06/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

16/06/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights
16/06/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Statistics
15/06/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health / Science and technology
Tibor Navracsics and Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
14/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens rights

Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, the European Commission is today presenting further steps to support Member States in preventing and countering violent radicalisation leading to terrorism.

14/06/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Regions and local development
Ms Vera Jourova and Mr Ard van der Steur © EU
10/06/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

18 member states agreed on two regulations aimed at determining the rules applicable to property regimes for married couples or registered partners in cross-border situations (i.e. couples of different EU nationalities and/or who own properties in another EU member state).   

Schüler und Lehrer © EU
10/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights

The Commission has adopted today a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.


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