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On 23 June 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

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01/12/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The Council adopted its position (general approach) on setting up a single digital gateway which will provide online information, procedures, assistance and problem solving services to citizens and companies. 

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30/11/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The AU-EU summit brought together EU and African leaders to define the future direction for cooperation between the two continents. 

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30/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has unveiled new tools to make the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes which can lead to large-scale VAT fraud.

30/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
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30/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

As the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus come to an end today, the European Commission has published a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016.

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29/11/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Simpler rules and a more flexible approach will ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivers real results in supporting farmers and leads the sustainable development of EU agriculture.

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29/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The Commission presents measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

27/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

The Commission has adopted rules that will make electronic payments in shops and online safer. This will also allow consumers to access more convenient, cost-effective and innovative solutions offered by payment providers.

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24/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that Europe's transition to a low-carbon society is becoming the new reality on EU's ground. 

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24/11/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

On the occasion of the Eastern Partnership summit, EU leaders met with their six Eastern partners — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine —  to agree on the future priorities of their partnership. 

23/11/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health
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23/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / International aid, development and cooperation / Security and defence

The European Commission has revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects. 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovici, Marianne Thyssen © EU
22/11/2017 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Commission sets out EU's economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States' Draft Budgetary Plans. 

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21/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The Council had an exchange of views on how culture can contribute to making European societies more cohesive. Ministers also reached a general approach on a draft regulation on the European Solidarity Corps. 

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20/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has launched the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level, on how to support access to social protection for all people in employment and in self-employment.

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20/11/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission kicks off today a major event on "Women's rights in turbulent times", the topical theme chosen for this year's annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium. 

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20/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Institutional affairs

EU27 ministers selected the new seats for the two EU agencies currently based in the UK which need to be relocated in the context of Brexit. Amsterdam (the Netherlands) was selected as the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Paris (France) for the European Banking Authority (EBA). 

18/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate
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18/11/2017 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities. 

17/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

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