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Ms Elzbieta Bienkowska and Mr Henk Kamp © EU
27/05/2016 - Business / Science and technology

Following a debate on open science, the Council adopted conclusions on the transition towards an open science system. It also adopted conclusions on the lessons learnt from 7th research framework programme and the future outlook and on the creation of a friendly regulatory environment for research and innovation. 

G7 family photo © EU
27/05/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / External relations and foreign affairs

On 26-27 May, Japan hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis. 

26/05/2016 - Institutional affairs

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. 

25/05/2016 - Environment, consumers and health
24/05/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights
Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem © EU
24/05/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition

The Eurogroup welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions, paving the way for the finalisation of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme. 

Ms Federica Mogherini © EU
23/05/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da'esh threat, outlining its priorities in working to achieve lasting peace, stability, security in Syria, Iraq and the wider region. 

MM. Dimitrios Avramopoulos et Klaas Dijkhoff © UE
20/05/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

Ministers held a general debate on visa policy in the light of the recent proposals by the Commission related to visa liberalisation. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos and Myria Vassiliadou © EU
19/05/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission is today reporting on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority.

Book of law and gavel with EU flag in background © EU
19/05/2016 - Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission has published its Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2015. The report gives an overview of how fundamental rights have been applied across a range of EU policies and in Member States.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
18/05/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Institutional affairs

Member States are making progress with reforms and addressing macroeconomic imbalances, but more is needed to consolidate Europe's recovery.

18/05/2016 - Energy and natural resources / External relations and foreign affairs
18/05/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Statistics
Marianne Thyssen © UE
13/05/2016 - Employment and social rights / Environment, consumers and health

Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total and therefore the single biggest health risk to workers in the European Union.

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
13/05/2016 - Institutional affairs

New powers for Europol to fight terrorism and international crime were approved by MEPs during May's plenary session in Strasbourg. They also called for any reform of EU asylum rules to be based on solidarity among member states and warned that Turkey still has to fulfil a number of conditions before its citizens can be granted visa-free travel to the EU. 

Mr Neven Mimica and Ms Federica Mogherini © EU
12/05/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

Ministers focused on the implementation of the Valletta action plan six months after its adoption. They took note of the state of play of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. 


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