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Managing migration better in all aspects: A European Agenda on Migration
13/05/2015 - Asylum and migration

Today, the European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration outlining the immediate measures that will be taken in order to respond to the crisis situation in the Mediterranean as well as the steps to be taken in the coming years to better manage migration in all its aspects.

EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones
05/03/2014 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.

Judge carrying folder © EU
12/11/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights

The EU has formally presented to the US its proposal for a reformed approach on investment protection and a new and more transparent system for resolving disputes between investors and states: the Investment Court System.

Hand typing on laptop © EU
13/10/2014 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The European Commission and Europe's data industry have committed to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the data sector and put Europe at the forefront of the global data race.

Valetta Summit on migration
12/11/2015 - Asylum and migration

The Valletta summit on migration brought together European and African Heads of State and Government in an effort to strengthen cooperation and address the current challenges but also the opportunities of migration.

Improving governance of the marine space: an opportunity for Blue Growth in the Mediterranean sea
11/07/2013 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development

A new study presented by the European Commission finds that the establishment of maritime zones, including Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), in the Mediterranean would benefit the EU's Blue Growth and wider sustainability agendas.

Christos Stylianides meets Dr Abdullah Maatouq during Third Pledging Conference for Syria © EU
31/03/2015 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Union significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis at today's Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Together, the European Commission and Member States pledged close to € 1.1 billion - double the overall EU pledge at the 2014 Conference.

From left to right: Mr Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice President of the European Commission; Mr Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM, President of the Eurogroup; Mr Klaus REGLING, European Stability Mechanism Managing Director
14/08/2015 - Economy and the euro

On 14 August 2015, the Eurogroup issued a statement welcoming the agreement reached between Greece and the European institutions, with input from the IMF, on the policy conditionality underlying the new European Stability Mechanism(ESM) programme for Greece. 

Five students and computer © EU
08/10/2013 - Culture, education and youth

One in five adults in Europe have low literacy and numeracy skills, and even a university degree in the same subject is no guarantee of the same level of skills in different countries, according to the first comprehensive international Survey of Adult Skills published by the OECD and European Commission.

European Parliament building in Brussels © EU
29/09/2014 - Institutional affairs

During the three-hour hearings EP committees will test the candidate commissioners' expertise and competences ahead of the EP voting on whether to approve the new Commission on 22 October.

Günther Oettinger, Andrus Ansip, Vĕra Jourová © EU
09/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission today presents two proposals to better protect consumers who shop online across the EU and help businesses expand their online sales.

EU-Karte und Grafik © EU
20/11/2015 - Transport and travel

Today, the European Commission published the second edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboard", which compares how Member States perform in 29 transport categories.

Olli Rehn and Máire Geoghegan Quinn © EU
10/06/2014 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

The European Commission has highlighted the importance of research and innovation (R&I) investments and reforms for economic recovery in the European Union, and made proposals to help EU Member States maximise the impact of their budgets at a time when many countries still face spending constraints.

Globalisation Adjustment Fund provided over €73.5 million to support 15 700 EU workers in 2012
14/11/2013 - Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 15 700 workers dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation find new job opportunities in 2012, according to a report today by the European Commission.

Dimitris Avramopoulos and Etienne Schneider © EU
09/10/2015 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The Council discussed the future management of the EU's external borders, such as the developing collective responsibility of member states and Frontex, the use of new technologies and the issue of how to improve use of the existing monitoring and evaluation mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis.

People of different professions walking through EU emblems © EU
25/11/2013 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The joint responsibility of Member States and the EU institutions to uphold EU citizens' rights to live and work in another EU country is underlined in a policy paper just adopted by the European Commission.

Maize being injected with new gene © EU
22/04/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries

Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
15/10/2013 - Economy and the euro

The Council adopted regulations creating a single supervisory mechanism for the oversight of banks and other credit institutions, thus establishing the first "pillar" of Europe's banking union.

EU flag in front of Commission building © EU
19/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The new MFA programme, expected to be approved by the EU's Council of Ministers in the coming weeks, is part of the package of support to Ukraine announced by the European Commission on 5 March and endorsed by the European Council on 6 March.

Commission makes progress on a European Agenda on Migration
04/03/2015 - Asylum and migration

The European Commission launched its work on a comprehensive European Agenda on Migration. The College of Commissioners held a first orientation debate on key actions to step up the EU's efforts to implement the existing tools and cooperation in managing migration flows from third countries.

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