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18/12/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights
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15/12/2017 - Institutional affairs

On 14 December, EU leaders adopted conclusions on security and defence, social issues, education and culture, climate change, and Jerusalem. On 15 December, EU27 leaders assessed the progress of Brexit negotiations and agreed it was sufficient to move to the next phase. They adopted guidelines for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations. 

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15/12/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Venezuelan opposition receives Parliament's Sakharov Prize, while MEPs also approved the reform of the EU's agricultural policy during December's plenary session. 

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14/12/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Declaration sets out 31 new legislative proposals tabled by the Commission which will be given priority treatment by the Parliament and Council for adoption or substantial progress by the time of the European Parliament elections in 2019.

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13/12/2017 - Institutional affairs

In a resolution voted on Wednesday, Parliament welcomes the joint Brexit progress report, as presented by EU and UK negotiators on 8 December. The resolution was passed by 556 votes to 62, with 68 abstentions. MEPs recommend that the EU27 heads of state or government decide on 15 December to move to phase two.

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12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries / Justice and citizens’ rights

With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits to presenting a legislative proposal in 2018.

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12/12/2017 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.

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12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris today. 

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11/12/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The High Representative and the EU foreign ministers started the day with an informal breakfast with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The Council discussed and adopted conclusions on an updated strategy on aid for trade which aims to improve the integration of developing countries into the international trading system. 

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08/12/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

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07/12/2017 - Asylum and migration

Ahead of the EU leaders' thematic debate on migration to be held on 14 December, the Commission is today proposing a political roadmap to reach a comprehensive agreement by June 2018 on how to pursue a sustainable migration policy. 

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07/12/2017 - 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.

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06/12/2017 - Economy and the euro

With a Roadmap for action and several concrete measures, the European Commission is delivering today on the commitment made by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union address and the Five Presidents' Report of 2015 to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union. 

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05/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation / Transport and travel

The Council also adopted three sets of conclusions: on the progress in trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport; digitalisation of transport; and the mid-term evaluation of the Galileo, EGNOS and the European GNSS agency. 

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05/12/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council approved and published an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation matters, aimed promoting good governance worldwide. The Council also agreed on EU input to discussions at international level on 'digital taxation'. 

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01/12/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The Council adopted its position (general approach) on setting up a single digital gateway which will provide online information, procedures, assistance and problem solving services to citizens and companies. 

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30/11/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The AU-EU summit brought together EU and African leaders to define the future direction for cooperation between the two continents. 


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