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Motorway intersection © EU
10/04/2014 - Transport and travel

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers.

Man using tablet computer © EU
10/04/2014 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The European Commission is launching a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

Man counting money © EU
09/04/2014 - Employment and social rights

The Platform would bring together various national enforcement bodies involved in the fight against undeclared work, a phenomenon that causes serious damage to working conditions, fair competition and public budgets.

Siim Kallas © EU
08/04/2014 - Research and innovation / Transport and travel

The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. The aim is to allow European industry to become a global leader in the market for this emerging technology, while at the same time ensuring that all the necessary safeguards are in place.

László Andor © EU
07/04/2014 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health

Stress is one of the most frequently reported work-related health problems in Europe and is believed to be the cause of the majority of all lost working days.

Doctor and nurse treating patient © EU
04/04/2014 - Consumer affairs and public health

In a Communication adopted today, the Commission lays out an EU agenda for making Europe’s health systems fit for facing current challenges and pressures.

Photo de groupe du sommet UE-Afrique © UE
03/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents.

Woman with tablet computer and mobile phone © EU
03/04/2014 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Internet access providers would be barred from blocking or slowing down selected services for economic or other reasons by the latest draft EU “telecoms package” legislation voted by Parliament.

Car in front of building © EU
02/04/2014 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament.

Visa being scanned © EU
01/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The proposals presented will seriously shorten and simplify the procedures for those wanting to come to the EU for short stays, and induce more cost savings and less bureaucracy, whilst maintaining the level of security.

People representing various professions © EU
01/04/2014 - Employment and social rights / Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.9% in February 2014, stable since October 2013. It was 12.0% in February 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.6% in February 2014, down from 10.7% in January 2014.

Siim Kallas © EU
31/03/2014 - Statistics / Transport and travel

2013 is the second year in a row that saw an impressive decrease in the number of people killed on Europe's roads. According to preliminary figures, the number of road fatalities has decreased by 8% compared to 2012, following the 9% decrease between 2011 and 2012.

Gavel on table © EU
28/03/2014 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has taken 139 decisions, including 11 reasoned opinions and 3 referrals to the European Union's Court of Justice.

Graph showing the ESI indicator © EU
28/03/2014 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

In March the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased by 1.2 points in the euro area (to 102.4), while remaining broadly flat in the EU (a marginal increase by 0.3 points to 105.3). The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area remained broadly unchanged (at +0.39).

Michel Barnier © EU
27/03/2014 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing and support Europe's return to sustainable economic growth.

Stethoscope on Globe © EU
27/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Although 2013 has been a year of crises in some of its partners, reflecting political instability and difficult socio-economic conditions, the EU has continued to support efforts to enhance democratic governance, build security and support sustainable and inclusive development.

Handshake between Herman van Rompuy, Barack Obama and José Manuel Barroso © EU
26/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting at the occasion of the EU US Brussels summit, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, and President Barack Obama discussed the strong EU-US partnership, International foreign policy, the crisis in Ukraine and key global challenges.

Neven Mimica © EU
25/03/2014 - Consumer affairs and public health

For 10 years the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX) has been guarding European consumers against un-safe non-food products. In 2013 a total of 2,364 measures were taken by EU Member States.

Woman tending to organic plants © EU
25/03/2014 - Food, farming and fisheries

The European Commission has published new proposals for a new Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products. Consumer and producer concerns are at the heart of this new proposal, which seeks to address shortcomings of the current system.


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