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Valdis Dombrovskis and Vladislav Goranov © EU
22/06/2018 - Economy and the euro

The Council closed the excessive deficit procedure for France, confirming that its deficit has dropped below the EU's 3% of GDP reference value. As a consequence, 23 of the 24 procedures that were open at the height of the euro crisis have now been closed.

22/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Statistics
Pierre Moscovici and Mario Centeno © EU
21/06/2018 - Economy and the euro

Eurozone finance ministers agreed the surveillance framework that will apply after the end of Greece's economic adjustment programme, the size of the final tranche of financial support, debt measures and fiscal targets.

Cecilia Malmström and David Parker © EU
21/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

In the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. 

Margrethe Vestager © EU
20/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue advantage.

20/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
19/06/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission presented its proposal for a new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) worth €6.14 billion to invest in the maritime economy and support fishing communities and ministers had the opportunity to react to the proposal. 

Steven Ciobo and Cecilia Malmström © EU
18/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra. 

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
15/06/2018 - Institutional affairs

From stricter drone rules to migration and the new composition of the Parliament: overview of June's plenary session in Strasbourg. 

Stars reaching out from map of Europe © EU
14/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global challenges.

The European Parliament hemicycle © EU
13/06/2018 - Institutional affairs

The European Parliament will shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the United Kingdom leaves the EU, leaving room for new countries that may join in the future.

Julian King, Jyrki Katainen, Federica Mogherini and Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
13/06/2018 - Security and defence

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase the EU's strategic autonomy, bolster the EU's ability to protect its citizens and make the EU a stronger global actor. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
12/06/2018 - Asylum and migration

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to almost triple funding for migration and border management to €34.9 billion, as compared to €13 billion in the previous period.

Drone helicopter with camera © EU
12/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

MEPs approved an agreement reached between Council and Parliament negotiators in November 2017 on EU-wide principles for drones and drone operators to ensure a common level of safety and give operators and manufacturers the predictability to develop products and services.

8 young people wearing the European Solidarity Corps t-shirt © EU
11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth

The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The proposal adopted today marks the consolidation of the Corps for the next budgetary period.

11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Transport and travel
G7 family photo © EU
09/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

Leaders of the G7 committed to fight protectionism and to defend the rules-based international trading system. G7 leaders called for the modernisation of the World Trade Organisation. They also stressed the need to avoid excess capacity in sectors such as aluminium and high technology. 


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