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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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31/03/2016 - Statistics / Transport and travel

The 2015 road safety statistics published today by the European Commission confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities.

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30/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

On 30 March 2016, the EU hosted in Brussels the 13th EU-India summit. Discussions focused on trade and investment, energy and climate, water, migration and foreign and security policy.

24/03/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

On 24 March 2016, EU ministers responsible for Justice and Home Affairs as well as representatives of EU institutions met two days after the attacks in Brussels. During the meeting, ministers and representatives of EU institutions expressed their support and solidarity to Belgium, its people and the city of Brussels. They reaffirmed that the European Union stand determined to fight against terrorism.

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18/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

At their meeting on 17-18 March, EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis and EU-Turkey cooperation. They also held a debate on the economic situation and on climate and energy.

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17/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The Commission presents first deliverable of Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU.

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16/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights

The Commission suggests policy measures to support the European steel sector to overcome its serious challenges, largely due to global overcapacity.

16/03/2016 - Asylum and migration

Today's Communication is the Commission's contribution to the European Council and sets out how the six principles should be taken forward, delivering on the full potential for EU-Turkey cooperation while respecting European and international law.

Nizip refugee camp in Turkey © EU
15/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The support is part of the Commission's pledge made at the conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region' held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people this year.

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15/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The Council adopted a regulation setting up an EU emergency support mechanism to help Greece and other member states overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of refugees.

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14/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers discussed the current difficulties faced in several agricultural sectors, including the pig meat, dairy and fruit and vegetables sectors. The Council and the Commission agreed to take decisive actions without delay by supplementing the existing anti-crisis aid package to European farmers with a set of additional measures.

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11/03/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Justice ministers adopted the Council's negotiating position on the proposal for a Directive on combating terrorism. Ministers also exchanged views on the current migratory situation and the implementation of the statement agreed at the meeting of the EU Heads of State or Government of 7 March.

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11/03/2016 - Institutional affairs

MEPs debated the proposed EU-Turkey deal to manage the refugee crisis as well as the way in which European countries have been handling the issue during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg. Women refugees and how to support them better was debated on Tuesday to mark International Women's Day 2016.

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10/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.00%, from 16 March. The interest rates on the marginal lending facility and deposit facility will be decreased by 5 and 10 basis points respectively.

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10/03/2016 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities should conduct an in-depth assessment of the effect of increasing capital requirements in current and future legislation on credit supply, especially to small and medium sized companies, Parliament says in a resolution.

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09/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution.

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08/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

EU Member States are making progress in addressing imbalances in their economies. They have also advanced in carrying out the country-specific recommendations issued last year, although to varying degrees across countries and policy areas.

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08/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth disease, informally agreed by MEPs and the EU Council of Ministers in June 2015, were endorsed by Parliament.

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08/03/2016 - Employment and social rights

Today, the European Commission presents a first, preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights announced by President Juncker in September last year and launches a broad public consultation.


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