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08/04/2019 - Research and innovation

The Commission presents next steps for building trust in artificial intelligence by taking forward the work of the High-Level Expert Group. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
08/04/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Foreign ministers discussed current affairs on the international agenda, including the latest developments in Libya. The Council had an exchange of views on Afghanistan and on the Eastern Partnership. Foreign ministers also discussed the situation in Venezuela.

2 people testing suspicious toys © EU
05/04/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission released its 2018 report on the Safety Gate for dangerous products, the former Rapid Alert System. The report shows that authorities exchanged 2,257 alerts on dangerous products.

05/04/2019 - Economy and the euro
Karmenu Vella © EU
05/04/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

The Commission published the second Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), part of its initiative launched in 2016 to improve the implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules in all EU Member States. 

Violeta Bulc © EU
04/04/2019 - Statistics / Transport and travel

Fewer people died on European roads last year but more efforts are needed to make a big leap forward, according to new, preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2018 published by the European Commission.

Gas pipelines © EU
04/04/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law.

Frans Timmermans © EU
03/04/2019 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission is launching a reflection process on the rule of law in the European Union and setting out possible avenues for future action. The Communication presented takes stock of the available tools to monitor, assess, and protect the rule of law in the Union.

Corina Creţu © EU
02/04/2019 - EU regional and urban development

The investment package involves Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Romania. The projects cover a wide range of areas: health, transport, research, environment and energy. 

European Parliament, Strasbourg © EU
29/03/2019 - Institutional affairs

Updated EU copyright rules and a ban on single-use plastics were approved during this week's plenary session. MEPs also voted in favour of boosting consumer rights. 

28/03/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate
Container ship in port © EU
28/03/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition through its trade defence measures, according to a report out today.

Rubbish and plastic in water © EU
27/03/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.

Dämpfe aus Autoabgasen © EU
27/03/2019 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

Plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and vans by 2030, already informally agreed with EU ministers, were approved by MEPs. 

Mobile phone displaying the time in different cities © EU
26/03/2019 - Transport and travel

MEPs voted to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn from 2021. EU countries that decide to keep their summer time should make their final clock change on the last Sunday in March 2021.

Copyright symbols on padlocks © EU
26/03/2019 - Business, taxation and competition

Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to new copyright rules which also contain safeguards on freedom of expression.

Andrus Ansip © EU
26/03/2019 - Security and defence

The European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. 

Car rentals: EU action leads to clearer and more transparent pricing
25/03/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Following a call from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities, five industry leaders, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt, have changed the way they present car rental prices, making them fully transparent to consumers.


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