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Federica Mogherini at the press conference © EU
29/01/2015 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council met in an extraordinary session to discuss the latest escalation of violence in Ukraine. It strongly condemned the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, especially in Mariupol, and the escalation of fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Pierre Moscovici, Pier Carlo Padoan and Kristalina Georgieva © EU
27/01/2015 - Economy and the euro

The Council discussed a proposal to establish a European fund for strategic investments, which is expected to mobilise at least €315bn in private and public investment.

Woman and man holding folders © EU
27/01/2015 - Institutional affairs

A new version of the EU Transparency Register is being launched today following joint work by the European Commission and the European Parliament.

European Central Bank building in Frankfurt © EU
22/01/2015 - Economy and the euro

Aimed at fulfilling the ECB’s price stability mandate, this programme will see the ECB add the purchase of sovereign bonds to its existing private sector asset purchase programmes in order to address the risks of a too prolonged period of low inflation.

Jyrki Katainen © EU
19/01/2015 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is launching fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds.

Scientist working in an Ebola treatment center © EU
16/01/2015 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The European Commission is announcing eight research projects into Ebola that will be funded with a total of €216 million. These projects will develop in particular vaccines and rapid diagnostics tests, which are key to overcoming the current Ebola crisis.

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
16/01/2015 - Institutional affairs

The Parliament paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Monday at the start of the January plenary. On the legislative side, MEPs approved a proposal to give member states more flexibility to restrict or ban GMOs on their territory.

Marianne Thyssen © EU
15/01/2015 - Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights

Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. This is one of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review.

Euro symbols on cranes © EU
13/01/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Just 50 days after announcing its ambitious Investment Plan for Europe to boost jobs and growth, the European Commission today adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which will be established in close partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Hand injecting maize © EU
13/01/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

New legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory, even if this is allowed at EU level, was passed by MEPs.

Gavel on table © EU
09/01/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

New rules applying as of tomorrow mean businesses and consumers will be able to resolve cross-border legal disputes more easily – bringing expected savings of up to €48 million each year in the EU.

Documents in folder on table © EU
07/01/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission today published a raft of texts setting out EU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US.

People representing various professions © EU
07/01/2015 - Employment and social rights / Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in November 2014, stable compared with October 2014, but down from 11.9% in November 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.0% in November 2014, down from 10.1% in October 2014 and from 10.7% in November 2013.

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