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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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Federica Mogherini © EU
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
Representation of people in EU countries © EU
12/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

Today, the European Commission adopted its assessment of the Action Plan presented by the Greek authorities which details how Greece plans to address the deficiencies in its external border management.

12/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs
Representation of people in EU countries © EU
12/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

Today, the European Commission adopted its assessment of the Action Plan presented by the Greek authorities which details how Greece plans to address the deficiencies in its external border management.

Hand on machine reading fingerprints © EU
06/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission has adopted today a Communication on Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security, setting out options on how existing and future information systems could enhance both external border management and internal security in the EU.

Frans Timmermans and Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
06/04/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights

As part of the implementation of the European Agenda on Migration, this Communication sets out the different paths to move towards a more humane and efficient European asylum policy, as well as a better managed legal migration policy.

Christos Stylianides © EU
05/04/2016 - Culture, education and youth / External relations and foreign affairs

Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016.

Narendra Modi, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
30/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

On 30 March 2016, the EU hosted in Brussels the 13th EU-India summit. Discussions focused on trade and investment, energy and climate, water, migration and foreign and security policy.

European Council family photo © EU
18/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

At their meeting on 17-18 March, EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis and EU-Turkey cooperation. They also held a debate on the economic situation and on climate and energy.

Frans Timmermans © EU
16/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

Today's Communication is the Commission's contribution to the European Council and sets out how the six principles should be taken forward, delivering on the full potential for EU-Turkey cooperation while respecting European and international law.

Nizip refugee camp in Turkey © EU
15/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The support is part of the Commission's pledge made at the conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region' held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people this year.

Bert Koenders © EU
15/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

The Council adopted a regulation setting up an EU emergency support mechanism to help Greece and other member states overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of refugees.

Family photo © EU
07/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

On 7 March 2016, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey to strengthen their cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis. European Council President Donald Tusk chaired the meeting, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu represented Turkey. 

Disused border crossing between Austria and Slovenia © EU
04/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens rights

The Commission today presented a detailed Roadmap of the concrete steps needed to return order to the management of the EU's external and internal borders.

Christos Stylianides © EU
02/03/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

As the refugee crisis continues to put pressure on many European Member States, the Commission proposes a faster way for support to be provided to tackle wide-ranging humanitarian crises within the EU.

USB cable © EU
29/02/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Science and technology

The European Commission today issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and a Communication summarising the actions taken over the last years to restore trust in transatlantic data flows since the 2013 surveillance revelations.

Elephant © EU
26/02/2016 - Environment, consumers and health / External relations and foreign affairs

The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has become one of the most profitable criminal activities worldwide.

High Representative Federica Mogherini © EU
15/02/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The Council discussed and adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy, Belarus and Moldova. It also discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in Syria.

Migrants awaiting care in a camp near Greek-Macedonian border © EU
15/02/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

The European Union today launches the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.

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