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Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will 'Roam Like at Home' and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.

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Sonnenkollektoren und Windkraftanlagen in EU-Karte © EU
01/02/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening.

31/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
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27/01/2017 - Economy and the euro

The Council discussed growth prospects and macroeconomic imbalances under the 'European Semester', the EU's annual policy monitoring process. It adopted conclusions and approved a draft recommendation on the economic policies of the euro area. 

Illustration de l’économie circulaire © UE
26/01/2017 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health

One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission today reports on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.

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26/01/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The European Commission published new figures showing that the EU's education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever.

Dimitris Avramopoulos and Vĕra Jourová © EU
24/01/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections. 

Phil Hogan et Roderick Galdes © UE
24/01/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council was updated on the latest developments in the main agricultural markets and discussed the findings of the second report on the implementation of the so-called Milk package, as well as those of the EU Sheep meat forum. 

Marianne Thyssen © EU
23/01/2017 - Employment and social rights

Today, the European Commission is taking a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights with a high level conference in Brussels. 

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20/01/2017 - Institutional affairs

Antonio Tajani was elected as the president for the second half of the parliamentary term during this week's plenary session while MEPs also chose 14 new vice-presidents. In addition they called for emergency aid to help refugees cope with freezing temperatures and told the European Commission to redraw its lists of countries at risk of money laundering as it was too limited. 

Antonio Tajani © EU
17/01/2017 - Institutional affairs

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
16/01/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council discussed developments in Syria, for the first time since an agreement for cessation of hostilities was announced. In their discussion, ministers welcomed the agreement brokered and guaranteed by Russia and Turkey. 

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10/01/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

Today the Commission is presenting an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU. 

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10/01/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Research and innovation

The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers. They also aim to create new possibilities to process communication data and reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market.

10/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health
09/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
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