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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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01/06/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
Jyrki Katainen © EU
01/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

One year after the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) came into force, the Commission looks at what has worked well in the Investment Plan, what can be improved, and how to advance.

Person holding folder with EU flag © EU
01/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

31/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics
Karen White, Monika Bickert, Vĕra Jourová, Cornelia Kutterer, and Lie Junius © EU
31/05/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights / Research and innovation

The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

Mr Tibor Navracsics and Ms Edith Schippers © EU
31/05/2016 - Culture, education and youth

Ministers had a first exchange of views on the recent Commission proposal for a revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS). The AVMS regulates the free circulation of audiovisual works, combining jurisdiction in the country of origin with (minimum) protection of general interests throughout the EU.

Ms Elzbieta Bienkowska and Mr Henk Kamp © EU
27/05/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

Following a debate on open science, the Council adopted conclusions on the transition towards an open science system. It also adopted conclusions on the lessons learnt from 7th research framework programme and the future outlook and on the creation of a friendly regulatory environment for research and innovation. 

G7 family photo © EU
27/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade

On 26-27 May, Japan hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis. 

26/05/2016 - Institutional affairs

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. 

25/05/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health
24/05/2016 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem © EU
24/05/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Eurogroup welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions, paving the way for the finalisation of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme. 

Ms Federica Mogherini © EU
23/05/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da'esh threat, outlining its priorities in working to achieve lasting peace, stability, security in Syria, Iraq and the wider region. 

MM. Dimitrios Avramopoulos et Klaas Dijkhoff © UE
20/05/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers held a general debate on visa policy in the light of the recent proposals by the Commission related to visa liberalisation. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos and Myria Vassiliadou © EU
19/05/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission is today reporting on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority.

Book of law and gavel with EU flag in background © EU
19/05/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission has published its Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2015. The report gives an overview of how fundamental rights have been applied across a range of EU policies and in Member States.

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