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Graphic illustration of the Banking Union © EU
11/10/2017 - Economy and the euro

Building on the significant progress already achieved, the Commission is today publishing a Communication that sets out an ambitious yet realistic path to ensure agreement on all the outstanding elements of the Banking Union, based on existing commitments by the Council.

Mr Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue and Mr Toomas TONISTE, Estonian Minister for Finance © EU
10/10/2017 - Economy and the euro

The Council adopted a directive introducing a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between Member States. The Council also adopted conclusions setting out the EU position on climate change ahead of the next conference of the parties to the UN climate change convention.

10/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition
Karmenu VELLA, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety © EU
09/10/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2018 and agreed with the Commission’s assessment that agricultural markets were in the process of recovering.

Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Narendra MODI, Prime Minister of India; Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission. © EU
06/10/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

On 6 October 2017, India hosted the 14th EU-India Summit in New Delhi. Leaders discussed foreign and security policy, migration, trade, climate, research and innovation.

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
06/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, Catalonia question, endocrine disruptors and better protection of air passengers’ and workers’ rights were among the points discussed during the European Parliament plenary session.

05/10/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
05/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
Commissioners Valdis Dombrovskis and Marianne Thyssen © EU
05/10/2017 - Employment and social rights

This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. It also ties in with the European Pillar of Social Rights, which foresees a right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning. 

An apprentice in a workshop receiving training advice from a senior employee © EU
05/10/2017 - Employment and social rights

The EU remains on a firm path towards more employment and growth according to the latest Quarterly Review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
04/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The reboot would improve and modernise the system for governments and businesses alike. Overall, over €150 billion of VAT is lost every year, meaning that Member States miss out on revenue that could be used for schools, roads and healthcare.

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
03/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Institutional affairs

To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the Commission has put forward an initiative to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner, while making full use of digital technologies to simplify and accelerate procedures. 

UK and EU flags © EU
03/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Sufficient progress on the EU’s priority aims, a prerequisite for negotiating any transition period or future relationship between the EU and UK, has not been achieved, MEPs say. 

Stars reaching out from map of Europe © EU
28/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

Following the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission immediately starts the implementation of its ambitious External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood.

Padlock on laptop and hand on keyboard © EU
28/09/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The Commission is presenting guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
27/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.

27/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel


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