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15/02/2018 - Culture, education and youth
Corina Creţu © EU
15/02/2018 - EU regional and urban development

Today the Commission proposes to give €104 million from the Solidarity Fund to four EU Member States that were hit by natural disasters in 2017. 

Margaritis Schinas, Jean-Claude Juncker, Günther Oettinger © EU
14/02/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Ahead of the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018, the European Commission is today setting out various options – and their financial consequences – for a new and modern, long-term EU budget that delivers efficiently on its priorities after 2020.

View of college meeting © EU
14/02/2018 - Institutional affairs

Ahead of the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018, the European Commission is today presenting a number of practical steps that could make the European Union's work more efficient, and improve the connection between the leaders of the EU institutions and the citizens of Europe. 

Worker in car factory © EU
12/02/2018 - Employment and social rights

Backed by a robust economic growth, employment in the EU continued to rise more strongly than expected in the third quarter of 2017, while unemployment figures declined further according to the latest Quarterly Review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe.

Bâtiment du Parlement européen à Strasbourg © UE
09/02/2018 - Institutional affairs

From easier online shopping, to cutting CO2 emissions faster and the new composition of the Parliament: check out our overview of the plenary session in Strasbourg in February. 

MEPs voting in plenary session © EU
07/02/2018 - Institutional affairs

The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
07/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

Growth rates for the euro area and the EU beat expectations last year as the transition from economic recovery to expansion continues. The euro area and EU economies are both estimated to have grown by 2.4% in 2017, the fastest pace in a decade. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
06/02/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

As President Juncker announced in his 2017 State of the Union address, the Commission adopted a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans', confirming the European future of the region as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and united Europe based on common values. 

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06/02/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

Online buyers will have wider and easier cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals, music festivals or leisure park tickets in the EU. 

06/02/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation
Young boy drinking water from tap © EU
01/02/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information to citizens. 

Mariya Gabriel © EU
01/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

The Blockchain Observatory and Forum will highlight key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities. 

Jyrki Katainen, Vytenis Andriukaitis © EU
31/01/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology. Greater transparency will empower patients, by ensuring their access to information on the added clinical value of new technology that could potentially benefit them. 

31/01/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
30/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries, notably steering the debate on the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 and the agricultural budget in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. 

Michel Barnier and Ekaterina Zaharieva © EU
29/01/2018 - Institutional affairs

EU27 ministers adopt a new set of negotiating directives for the Brexit talks, which detail the EU27 position on the transition period. 

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25/01/2018 - 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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24/01/2018 - Security and defence

Today, the European Commission reports on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, including priorities like countering radicalisation, enhancing cybersecurity and protecting public spaces.

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