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Boxes of waste food © EU
16/05/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

MEPs advocate efforts to halve by 2030 food waste in the EU, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about “best before” and “use by” labels.

Federica Mogherini © EU
15/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Foreign ministers discussed the situation in the Horn of Africa, a region facing destabilisation in particular in Somalia and South Sudan. In light of the recent worrying developments in the country, the Council adopted conclusions on Venezuela. 

Cecilia Malmström and Christian Cardona © EU
11/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council discussed the new anti-dumping methodology and all ministers confirmed their support for the Council's negotiating mandate agreed on 3 May by EU Ambassadors. 

11/05/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries
Pierre Moscovici © EU
11/05/2017 - Economy and the euro

The European economy has entered its fifth year of recovery, which is now reaching all EU Member States. This is expected to continue at a largely steady pace this year and next. 

Frans Timmermans, Jyrki Katainen © EU
10/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

Following the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe presented on 1 March, the Commission is publishing today its Reflection Paper on Harnessing Globalisation. 

Andrus Ansip © UE
10/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission published today the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy. It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and outlines further actions on online platforms, data economy and cybersecurity.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
04/05/2017 - Economy and the euro

The reforms provide simpler and more proportionate rules for over-the-counter derivatives to reduce costs and regulatory burdens for market participants without compromising financial stability.

Stéthoscope sur un globe © UE
04/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President have set out today the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa.

Michel Barnier © EU
03/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

The College of Commissioners has today sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European Council of political guidelines. 

Map of EU with illustration of cross-border business © EU
02/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Today's package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online in their home country or when working, living or doing business in another EU country and it will help ensure that commonly agreed EU rules are respected.

02/05/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk © EU
02/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Special European Council (Article 50), in an EU 27 format, adopted the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations. The guidelines will define the framework for negotiations and set out the overall EU positions and principles during the talks. The European Council will update the guidelines in the course of the negotiations as necessary. 

A tree © EU
28/04/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today the European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts.

A landscape © EU
27/04/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Plan consists of 15 actions to be carried out by 2019 to rapidly improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives, which are the EU's flagship nature policies.

Construction works
27/04/2017 - Institutional affairs

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. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

"European Pillar of Social Rights" banner on the Berlaymont building © EU
26/04/2017 - Employment and social rights

Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. 

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