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Council reaches political agreements on CO2 emissions from ships and plastic bag use

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17/12/2014

Environment, consumers and health

Meeting in Brussels, EU environment ministers reached an agreement on new EU-wide rules for CO2 emissions from ships. They also agreed on new rules to limit to use of lightweight plastic bags across the EU.

 

Parliament approves EU budgets for 2014 and 2015

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17/12/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Institutional affairs

Parliament approved the draft EU budget for 2015 and a top-up of the 2014 one. The budget foresees €145.32 billion in commitments and €141.21 billion in payments for 2015, and an extra €4.25 billion to settle unpaid bills in 2014.

 
 

Special coverage

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EU response to Ebola

In response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the EU is contributing humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.

 
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EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

 
The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The European Union has been responding to the global economic crisis through actions on different levels.

 
Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

The multiannual financial framework (MFF, formerly ‘financial perspectives’) is a spending plan that translates the EU priorities into financial terms.

 
Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

The strategy should ensure that Europe’s high quality of life, underpinned by its unique social model, is sustained and further enhanced.

 
EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

 
 

Latest press releases and statements

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the UNGA adoption of...

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 20:45

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival to the...

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 19:13

Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Migrants Day

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 19:08

Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at...

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 18:26

Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action PlanpdfChoose translations of the previous link 

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 18:00

Article - Schulz: “Investing is about building bridges to a successful future”

Institutional affairs, European Parliament | 18/12/2014 17:19

Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the FARC of a unilateral ceasefire for...

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 18/12/2014 15:05

Press release - European Parliament approves EU-Georgia association deal

External relations and foreign affairs, European Parliament | 18/12/2014 12:11

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EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council: roundtable

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Environment Council: extracts from the doorsteps (Italy, Austria, Germany) and the arrivals (Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, EC, Czech Republic, Malta, Croatia, Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, France)

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014): MEPs debate

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Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with the finalists of the Lux Prize : arrivals and roundtable

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Award of the LUX Prize: extracts from the ceremony

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Award of the LUX Prize: Interview of the winnerPaweł Pawlikowski, director of the film "Ida"

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Vote on the recognition of Palestine statehood: extracts from the vote

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EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council: exracts from the press conference by Edgars RINKEVICS, Foreign Minister of Latvia, Christian DANIELSSON, Director-General of the DG Enlargement of the EC, and Jadranka JOKSIMOVICJ, Serbian Minister without portfolio responsible for European Integration

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Kristalina GEORGIEVA, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources welcoming the plenary vote on the EU budget:

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Agriculture and Fisheries Council (16/12/2014): extracts from the press conference by Giuseppe CASTIGLIONE, Italian State Secretary for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy, and Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, participates in the EUFORES breakfast meeting roundtable on renewable energy and energy efficiency:

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014): extracts from the Council and Commission statements

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Environment Council: roundtable

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Press conference by EP President - Part 1

18/12/2014 20:20

Preliminary remarks by Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, during the European Council Summit taking place on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Press conference by EP President - Part 2 (Q&A)

18/12/2014 20:20

Questions and answers during the press conference by Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, after the European Council Summit, on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Press conference by EP President - Part 4 (Q&A)

18/12/2014 20:20

Questions and answers during the press conference of Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, during the European Council Summit taking place on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Press conference by EP President - Part 5 (Q&A)

18/12/2014 20:19

Questions and answers during the press conference of Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, during the European Council Summit taking place on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Press conference by EP President - Part 6 (Cutaways)

18/12/2014 20:19

Cutaways from the press conference of Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, after the first session of the European Council Summit, on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Press conference by EP President - Part 3 (Q&A)

18/12/2014 20:19

Questions and answers during the press conference of Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, during the European Council Summit taking place on 18 December 2014, in Brussels.

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Plenary Zapping - December 2014

18/12/2014 19:55

Closing out the year, MEPs packed a punch on economic governance and CIA torture revelations. But in centre stage were Palestine, Juncker's 2015 programme and the Lux Prize.

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