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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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06/02/2017 - Environment, consumers and health

Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules. The Commission will address with Member States the causes of implementation gaps and find solutions before problems become urgent.

03/02/2017 - Energy and natural resources / Environment, consumers and health / Transport and travel
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26/01/2017 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Energy and natural resources / Environment, consumers and health

One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission today reports on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.

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10/01/2017 - Business / Economy, finance, tax and competition / Environment, consumers and health

Today the Commission is presenting an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU. 

10/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Environment, consumers and health
From left to right: Mr Miguel ARIAS CANETE, member of the European Commission, Mr Laszlo SOLYMOS, Slovak Minister of the Environment, and Mr Karmenu VELLA, member of the European Commission © EU
19/12/2016 - Environment, consumers and health

Ministers discussed the review of the emission trading system (ETS) and adopted conclusions on the sound management of chemicals.

Fumes from car exhaust © EU
23/11/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / Transport and travel

Plans for more ambitious national caps on emissions of key pollutants by 2030, including NOx, particulates and sulphur dioxide, won the support of MEPs.

Plants in dry soil © EU
22/11/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / External relations and foreign affairs

Today, the European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.

Karmenu Vella © EU
10/11/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health

The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.

Feuilles en cercle dans l'eau © UE
03/11/2016 - Energy and natural resources / Environment, consumers and health

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Justin Trudeau, Donald Tusk and Robert Fico © EU
30/10/2016 - Business / Environment, consumers and health / External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

The EU leaders and Canada met on 30 October in Brussels and signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known as CETA.

26/10/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health
Frau, die sich über biologisch angebaute Pflanzen beugt © EU
18/10/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health / Regions and local development / Science and technology

The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

17/10/2016 - Environment, consumers and health
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11/10/2016 - Economy, finance, tax and competition / Environment, consumers and health

The Council adopted conclusions on climate change ahead of the 22nd conference of the parties (COP22) to the UN framework convention on climate change, to be held in Marrakesh from 7 to 18 November 2016. 

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07/10/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / Transport and travel

The European Commission welcomes the landmark agreement reached yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), with the adoption of a Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) to reduce international aviation emissions.

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04/10/2016 - Environment, consumers and health

With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal – the last hurdle is cleared.

Wind turbines © EU
30/09/2016 - Environment, consumers and health

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. 

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21/09/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / Science and technology

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.

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