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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on 14 September 2016.

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29/07/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
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27/07/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission has today adopted a Rule of Law Recommendation on the situation in Poland, setting out the Commission's concerns and recommending how these can be addressed.

European Court of Justice building © EU
22/07/2016 - 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.

Maros Sefcovic und Marianne Thyssen © EU
20/07/2016 - Employment and social rights

The College adopted a Communication re-examining its proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive in the context of the subsidiarity control mechanism that several national parliaments triggered in May. 

19/07/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition / Transport and travel
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18/07/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

In the aftermath of the attack in Nice, ministers discussed the fight against terrorism. EU ministers discussed the latest development in Turkey. The EU condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterates its full support to the legitimate institutions of the country. 

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18/07/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world's biggest single market of 500 million citizens.

Donald Tusk, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
16/07/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

At the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) in Mongolia on 15-16 July, with a reference to the terrorist attack in Nice, leaders reiterated their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and reaffirmed their commitment to join forces to fight it.

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15/07/2016 - Energy and natural resources

Today EU Member States agreed on the European Commission's proposal to invest €263 million in key European energy infrastructure projects. The lion's share of the investment will support the building of gas infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region as well as supporting the electricity sector across Europe.

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15/07/2016 - Institutional affairs

‘France can count on the European Commission continuing to support it and the other EU countries in the fight against terrorism both within and outside the Union. We will remain as determined as we are united.’

Jonathan Hill © EU
14/07/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition

The European Commission has today proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) regulations, marking another step towards the creation of the Capital Markets Union. 

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14/07/2016 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition / Science and technology

The main findings are that EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, Sweden is once again the innovation leader, and Latvia has become the fastest growing innovator.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping and Donald Tusk © EU
13/07/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

Leaders moved forward the strategic partnership between the EU and China. They provided political guidance for the completion of the comprehensive agreement on investment and signed an energy roadmap. Leaders also agreed to have another round of the human rights dialogue between the EU and China still this year in Brussels. 

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13/07/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The European Commission is today presenting proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and humane asylum policy – one which can function effectively both in times of normal and in times of high migratory pressure.


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