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Jyrki Katainen & Carlos Moedas © EU
07/06/2018 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation.

06/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Vera Jourova, Tsetska Tsacheva © EU
05/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers reviewed progress on the reform of the European asylum system on the second day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council. In this context they also discussed the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity. New asylum rules will ensure that the EU can better protect people in need of international protection. 

01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate
Comissioner Phil Hogan © EU
01/06/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to modernise and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Comissioner Karmenu Vella © EU
01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.

Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
31/05/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovici © EU
31/05/2018 - Economy and the euro

Both proposals are part of the broader agenda to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union and make use of the EU budget to strengthen the performance and resilience of our interdependent economies.

31/05/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen, Tibor Navracsics, Mariya Gabriel © EU
30/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.

Container ship in port © EU
30/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU could protect itself better against unfairly cheap imports and combat environmental or social dumping more effectively, under a law backed by MEPs.

Elzbieta Bienkowska, Emil Karanikolov © EU
29/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The Council agreed on a general approach on a regulation aimed at improving the mutual recognition of goods marketed in another member state. Ministers also held a policy debate on research and innovation within the context of the next EU financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. 

View of Commission College meeting © EU
29/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.

29/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Employment and social rights

Workers posted temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under revised rules voted by Parliament. The revised rules, approved by 456 votes to 147, with 49 abstentions, aim to ensure better protection for posted workers and fair competition for companies. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
28/05/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Foreign Affairs Council held a debate on Iran, in particular the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following the US withdrawal from the agreement as announced on 8 May. 

Jyrki Katainen & Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
28/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU. 

28/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries

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