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Federica Mogherini © EU
11/12/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The High Representative and the EU foreign ministers started the day with an informal breakfast with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The Council discussed and adopted conclusions on an updated strategy on aid for trade which aims to improve the integration of developing countries into the international trading system. 

Cecilia Malmström © EU
08/12/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Frans Timmermans © EU
07/12/2017 - Asylum and migration

Ahead of the EU leaders' thematic debate on migration to be held on 14 December, the Commission is today proposing a political roadmap to reach a comprehensive agreement by June 2018 on how to pursue a sustainable migration policy. 

Bâtiment de la Cour européenne de justice © UE
07/12/2017 - Institutional affairs / 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.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Günther Oettinger, Pierre Moscovici © EU
06/12/2017 - Economy and the euro

With a Roadmap for action and several concrete measures, the European Commission is delivering today on the commitment made by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union address and the Five Presidents' Report of 2015 to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union. 

Violeta Bulc and Kadri Simson © EU
05/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation / Transport and travel

The Council also adopted three sets of conclusions: on the progress in trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport; digitalisation of transport; and the mid-term evaluation of the Galileo, EGNOS and the European GNSS agency. 

Valdis Dombrovskis and Toomas Toniste © EU
05/12/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council approved and published an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation matters, aimed promoting good governance worldwide. The Council also agreed on EU input to discussions at international level on 'digital taxation'. 

Carlos Moedas and Mailis Reps © EU
01/12/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The Council adopted its position (general approach) on setting up a single digital gateway which will provide online information, procedures, assistance and problem solving services to citizens and companies. 

Family photo © EU
30/11/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The AU-EU summit brought together EU and African leaders to define the future direction for cooperation between the two continents. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
30/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has unveiled new tools to make the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes which can lead to large-scale VAT fraud.

30/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Erasmus + poster and EU flags © EU
30/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

As the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus come to an end today, the European Commission has published a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016.

Jyrki Katainen, Phil Hogan © EU
29/11/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Simpler rules and a more flexible approach will ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivers real results in supporting farmers and leads the sustainable development of EU agriculture.

Jyrki Katainen and Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
29/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The Commission presents measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

27/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

The Commission has adopted rules that will make electronic payments in shops and online safer. This will also allow consumers to access more convenient, cost-effective and innovative solutions offered by payment providers.

Family photo © EU
24/11/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

On the occasion of the Eastern Partnership summit, EU leaders met with their six Eastern partners — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine —  to agree on the future priorities of their partnership. 

Miguel Arias Cañete © EU
24/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that Europe's transition to a low-carbon society is becoming the new reality on EU's ground. 

23/11/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health


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