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29/04/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Statistics
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28/04/2016 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens rights

Domestic workers and carers, most of whom are migrant women, should be given an official status in the EU. Recognizing their work as "real" jobs would discourage exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking, say MEPs in a resolution.

European Court of Justice building © EU
28/04/2016 - 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.

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28/04/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Energy and natural resources

Benchmark interest rates that are critical to financial market stability across Europe, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR), will become more reliable thanks to a new law voted in by Parliament.

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27/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Regions and local development

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece © EU
26/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The European Commission set out a new strategic vision today regarding how its external action can best support refugees and displaced people in long lasting crises.

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25/04/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission published new figures today showing that, in 2015, more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. A key challenge is the increasing share of products bought online from outside the EU.

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22/04/2016 - Environment, consumers and health

On 22 April 2016 the EU and its 28 member states will sign the global Paris climate agreement in a high-level ceremony in New York (United States). The agreement was concluded at the UN climate change conference in December 2015, so called COP21, that took place in Paris. 

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21/04/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

The Council discussed the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, following up on the meeting of 24 March 2016. Ministers focused their debate on the use and interoperability of databases and the recent Commission proposals on the smart borders package. 

20/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs
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20/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights

The Commission is today setting out the way forward towards the achievement of an effective and genuine EU Security Union – building on the European Agenda on Security presented on 28 April 2015.

20/04/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition
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20/04/2016 - Transport and travel

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday evening by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the EU on the Fourth Railway Package.

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19/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The Council adopted conclusions, underlining the need to mobilise EU instruments to prevent and counter hybrid threats to the EU, its member states and partners, while taking into account ongoing work as regards both internal and external policies. 

19/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs
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19/04/2016 - Business / Science and technology

Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission today unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies.

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
15/04/2016 - Institutional affairs

MEPs adopted an agreement on the sharing of passenger name records to help fight terrorism and debated counterterrorism measures during an eventful plenary session in Strasbourg this week. 

14/04/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Statistics
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14/04/2016 - Justice and citizens rights / Science and technology

New EU data protection rules which aim to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU fit for the digital era was given their final approval by MEPs.

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