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‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan.It will be built through concrete achievementswhich first create a de facto solidarity.’ Robert Schuman 9 May 1950

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Windräder © EU
30/09/2016 - Energy, environment and climate

The Council agreed to speed up the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement. This agreement sets the framework for global action on climate change. 

30/09/2016 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Elzbieta Bienkowska and Peter Ziga © EU
29/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Ministers discussed the collaborative economy. The debate showed considerable encouragement for a balanced development of the collaborative economy in Europe to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike. 

View of courtroom © Court of Justice of the European Union
29/09/2016 - 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.

Frans Timmermans © EU
28/09/2016 - Institutional affairs

The European Commission is today proposing a mandatory Transparency Register covering all three EU institutions – the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission - delivering on a key transparency commitment of the Juncker Commission.

27/09/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Slim Kallas and Corina Creţu © EU
27/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

In line with the initiative "EU budget focused on results" and with the efforts for Better Regulation, today the Commission is taking stock of the work conducted by the High Level Group on Simplification for the beneficiaries of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds).

Counterfeit goods seized in Genoa, Italy © EU
23/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

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.

23/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health
Woman using a mobile phone © EU
21/09/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

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 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / 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 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

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.

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

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.

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