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Valdis Dombrovskis and Vladislav Goranov © EU
23/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council removed 8 jurisdictions from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. 

22/01/2018 - Economy and the euro
Vĕra Jourová © EU
19/01/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.

European Parliament building, Strasbourg © EU
19/01/2018 - Institutional affairs

The future of Europe, the influence of Russian propaganda, new renewable energy targets: check out our overview of Parliament’s first plenary session of 2018. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
18/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax environment to help SMEs flourish.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
18/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has welcomed the headway made in tackling non-performing loans (NPLs) in the EU as part of ongoing work at the national and EU level to reduce remaining risks in parts of the European banking sector.

Windmills and solar panels on green map of Europe © EU
17/01/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030. 

Young people working on computers © EU
17/01/2018 - Culture, education and youth

To follow up on the Gothenburg Summit, the European Commission has adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union. 

Plastic waste in park © EU
16/01/2018 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe.

Fishing boat at sea © EU
16/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

New EU rules on how, where and when fish can be caught, were voted on Tuesday. MEPs inserted an amendment to ban the use of pulsed electric current for fishing.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Boyko Borrisov © EU
12/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries / Institutional affairs

The loan guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will create more than 200 jobs in rural areas and strengthen the agriculture sector in Bulgaria. The deal was signed in Sofia in the presence of President Juncker and Prime Minister Borissov. 

Illustration du commerce électronique © UE
12/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments.

Mariya Gabriel and Carlos Moedas © EU
11/01/2018 - Research and innovation

The European Commission unveiled today its plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. 

10/01/2018 - Institutional affairs

In the first meeting of 2018, the College of Commissioners discussed today the institutional priorities for this year, a year to deliver on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, secure the EU's borders, overhaul the EU's asylum system, get back to Schengen, complete the Digital Single Market, and bring the Western Balkans closer to the Union.

Graph showing evolution of euro area and EU 28 unemployment rates © EU
09/01/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.7% in November 2017, down from 8.8% in October 2017 and from 9.8% in November 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in November 2017, down from 7.4% in October 2017.

Federica Mogherini © EU
08/01/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

Today, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Da'esh.

Marianne Thyssen © EU
21/12/2017 - Employment and social rights

The Commission's proposal complements and modernises existing obligations to inform each worker of his or her working conditions. 

Frans Timmermans © EU
20/12/2017 - Institutional affairs

Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

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