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01/02/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information to citizens. 

Mariya Gabriel © EU
01/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

The Blockchain Observatory and Forum will highlight key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities. 

Jyrki Katainen, Vytenis Andriukaitis © EU
31/01/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology. Greater transparency will empower patients, by ensuring their access to information on the added clinical value of new technology that could potentially benefit them. 

31/01/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
30/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries, notably steering the debate on the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 and the agricultural budget in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. 

Michel Barnier and Ekaterina Zaharieva © EU
29/01/2018 - Institutional affairs

EU27 ministers adopt a new set of negotiating directives for the Brexit talks, which detail the EU27 position on the transition period. 

Gavel on book of law and EU flag © EU
25/01/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

Des soldats portant le drapeau européen © UE
24/01/2018 - Security and defence

Today, the European Commission reports on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, including priorities like countering radicalisation, enhancing cybersecurity and protecting public spaces.

Vĕra Jourová © EU
24/01/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission publishes guidance to facilitate a direct and smooth application of the new data protection rules across the EU as of 25 May. The Commission also launches a new online tool dedicated to SMEs.

Valdis Dombrovskis and Vladislav Goranov © EU
23/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council removed 8 jurisdictions from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. 

22/01/2018 - Economy and the euro
Vĕra Jourová © EU
19/01/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.

European Parliament building, Strasbourg © EU
19/01/2018 - Institutional affairs

The future of Europe, the influence of Russian propaganda, new renewable energy targets: check out our overview of Parliament’s first plenary session of 2018. 

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
18/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has welcomed the headway made in tackling non-performing loans (NPLs) in the EU as part of ongoing work at the national and EU level to reduce remaining risks in parts of the European banking sector.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
18/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax environment to help SMEs flourish.

Windmills and solar panels on green map of Europe © EU
17/01/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030. 

Young people working on computers © EU
17/01/2018 - Culture, education and youth

To follow up on the Gothenburg Summit, the European Commission has adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union. 


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