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09/06/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council agreed on a general approach on a proposal to increase regulatory oversight and price transparency for cross-border parcel delivery services. Ministers also adopted two sets of conclusions: on the priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020 and on road safety. 

Valdis Dombrovskis & Jyrki Katainen © EU
08/06/2017 - Economy and the euro

Today the Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a pivotal project of the Juncker Commission to boost jobs and growth in Europe. 

Airplane taking off © EU
08/06/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel

The European Commission is today delivering on its ambitious Aviation Strategy for Europe by adopting a series of measures to further support open and connected aviation markets in the European Union and beyond.

Margaritis Schinas, Federica Mogherini, Jyrki Katainen © EU
07/06/2017 - Security and defence

Following the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe, today's reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025. 

Neven Mimica © EU
07/06/2017 - International aid, development and cooperation

The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This "New European Consensus on Development" represents a new collective vision and plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. 

Alexis Goosdeel, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Laura d'Arrigo © EU
06/06/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. 

Maroš Šefčovič, Marianne Thyssen, Violeta Bulc © EU
31/05/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

Carlos Moedas and Chris Agius © EU
30/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The Council held a debate on the implementation of the space strategy for Europe and adopted conclusions setting out its priorities. Ministers also agreed on a general approach to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles. 

Five students and computer © EU
30/05/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The Commission has today adopted new initiatives on school and higher education, including a proposal on graduate tracking to help Member States collect information on what graduates do after their studies.

Günther Oettinger © EU
30/05/2017 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Commission today proposed a draft budget for 2018 of €161 billion in commitments to stimulate the creation of more jobs, especially for young people, and to boost growth and strategic investments.

G7 family photo © EU
27/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

On 26 and 27 May 2017, Italy hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on foreign policy, the global economy and the reduction of inequalities, and the migration crisis. 

Soldiers carrying EU flag © EU
24/05/2017 - Security and defence

Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today held an orientation debate on the future of European defence. 

23/05/2017 - Culture, education and youth
Valdis Dombrovskis and Edward Scicluna © EU
23/05/2017 - Economy and the euro

The Council agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between member states. Ministers also discussed a proposal for a common corporate tax base (CCTB) in the EU, aimed at reducing the administrative burden of multinational companies. 

Michel Barnier and Louis Grech © EU
22/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Council, meeting in an EU27 format, adopted a decision authorising the beginning of talks with the UK following the notification of its intention to leave the EU. The Commission was nominated as the EU negotiator. 

Valdis Dombrovskis , Marianne Thyssen, Pierre Moscovici © EU
22/05/2017 - Economy and the euro

Member States should use the window of opportunity offered by the economic recovery to pursue structural reforms, boost investment and strengthen their public finances.

European Parliament building, Strasbourg © EU
19/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

During Wednesday's debate on the European Council of 29 April dedicated to Brexit, MEPs welcomed the unity shown by EU countries ahead of negotiations with the UK, but also insisted on a reform of the EU taking place at the same time. 


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