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Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen © EU
25/09/2017 - Employment and social rights

The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
21/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.

Donald Tusk © EU
20/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, addressed the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on behalf of the EU, on 20 September 2017.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
20/09/2017 - Economy and the euro

European consumers, investors and businesses will benefit from stronger and more integrated financial markets, thanks to plans by the Commission to reform the EU's supervisory architecture.

Andrus Ansip, Julian King, Mariya Gabriel © EU
19/09/2017 - Security and defence

To equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU. 

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
18/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy brings together all existing and new horizontal and sector-specific initiatives into a comprehensive industrial strategy. 

Frans Timmermans © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

Increasing democratic legitimacy in the EU through stronger citizen participation is among the Ten Priorities of the Juncker Commission. To continue delivering on this commitment, the European Commission adopted two legislative proposals to revise the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation and the Regulation on European Political Parties and Foundations.

Gebäude des Europäischen Parlaments in Straßburg © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

State of the Union debate, free wifi in public spaces, gas supply security and more funding to tackle youth unemployment: check out the plenary overview. 

View of Council meeting room © EU
14/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Home affairs ministers discussed the state of play and next steps in the field of migration and in particular regarding the Mediterranean. They took stock of events over the summer and focused on a number of issues where further action is needed at EU level. 

Jyrki Katainen and Cecilia Malmström © EU
14/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Following the State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission has today unveiled a weighty package of trade and investment proposals for a progressive and ambitious trade agenda.

Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
13/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. 

Gas interconnector © EU
12/09/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

An EU country facing an urgent gas shortage can trigger cross-border assistance from its neighbours, under new cooperation rules approved by Parliament.

Woman standing next to train using Wi-Fi network on mobile phone © EU
12/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way.

Julian King © EU
07/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

The European Commission reported today on actions taken since President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address to enhance security at the EU external border, improve information exchange between Member States, close down the space in which terrorists operate and prevent radicalisation. 

Michel Barnier © EU
07/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

Today's paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, which facilitates the interaction of people in Ireland and the UK, should also be recognised.

07/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights
Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
06/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.

31/08/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Dämpfe aus Autoabgasen © EU
31/08/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

As of 1 September 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.


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