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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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30/04/2019 - Employment and social rights
Vĕra Jourová © EU
26/04/2019 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission publishes the 2019 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives a comparative overview of the independence, quality and efficiency of justice systems in EU Member States. 

Jean-Claude Juncker, Shinzo Abe, Donald Tusk © EU
25/04/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in Brussels on 25 April, both sides discussed the implementation of the EU-Japan trade deal and agreed to boost cooperation in several areas, such as data protection or climate change. 

European Parliament, Strasbourg © EU
19/04/2019 - Institutional affairs

During the last plenary session before May’s elections, MEPs approved new measures requiring life-saving technologies in vehicles and EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers. 

InvestEU poster © EU
18/04/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Employment and social rights

MEPs have approved a provisional and partial deal with EU ministers on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during 2021-2027.

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17/04/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

Updates to EU consumer protection rules to improve ranking transparency in online marketplaces and to tackle dual quality of products were approved by MEPs.

Federica Mogherini © EU
17/04/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities - prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance - for common future.

Marianne Thyssen © EU
16/04/2019 - Employment and social rights

With this Communication, the Commission is launching a debate on an enhanced use of qualified majority voting in social policy, rendering decision-making more timely, flexible and efficient where an EU competence already exists.

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16/04/2019 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

Those disclosing information acquired in a work-related context, on illegal or harmful activities, will be better protected, under new EU rules. 

Cyclist in street traffic © EU
16/04/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022.

16/04/2019 - Employment and social rights
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15/04/2019 - Food, farming and fisheries

The AgriFish Council had an exchange of views on the post 2020 CAP reform and discussed the recommendations of the Task Force Rural Africa.

Frans Timmermans © EU
15/04/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Institutional affairs

The European Commission is taking stock of the measures introduced under the Juncker Commission to deliver better results for EU citizens and businesses through more open, transparent and evidence-based policy-making. 

Refugee camp in Nizip, Turkey © EU
12/04/2019 - Asylum and migration / International aid, development and cooperation

The third annual report on the implementation of the Facility shows solid results on EU support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, including: monthly transfer to 1.5 million refugees for their basic needs, 5 million primary health care consultations, access to school for 470,000 children.

Theresa May and Donald Tusk shaking hands © EU
11/04/2019 - Institutional affairs

At the special summit on 10 April EU leaders agreed an extension of Article 50 until the end of October 2019. If the withdrawal agreement is ratified by both sides earlier, the UK will leave on the first day of the following month, leaders said. The decision was taken in agreement with the UK.

First photo of a black hole at Effelsberg Observatory © EU
10/04/2019 - Research and innovation

The Commission is today revealing the first ever image of a black hole taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving EU-funded scientists. This major discovery provides visual evidence for the existence of black holes and pushes the boundaries of modern science. 

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