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In the early hours of 30 June 2015, after 12 hours of negotiation, the Latvian presidency reached a provisional deal with the European Parliament on new rules to end mobile phone roaming fees and safeguard open internet access, also known as net neutrality rules.
The 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and China took place on Monday 29 June in Brussels. Leaders agreed to reinforce the EU-China 2020 strategic agenda, adopted at the 2013 summit in Beijing.
Today the Commission is further delivering on its top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in Europe, by unveiling a record €13.1 billion investment plan in 276 transport projects, selected under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Discussions at the European Council meeting focused on Greece, migration, the upcoming referendum in the UK, security and defence and economic issues.
The €315-billion “Juncker” investment plan, announced by the European Commission last November to encourage the financing of viable investments in Europe, was backed by the European Parliament in a vote on Wednesday.
The Council made further progress in preparing the June European Council, including through discussions on a revised set of draft conclusions. EU leaders are expected to focus on migration, security challenges and economic affairs at their meeting on 25 and 26 June in Brussels.
The leaders held an exchange of views on Greece and clarified the positions and the situation in the ongoing talks between the Greek authorities and the institutions (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund).
The Council launched the EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. EUNAVFOR Med is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge.
Today, the five Presidents have revealed ambitious plans on how to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as of 1 July 2015 and how to complete it by latest 2025.
Today more than forty companies and other organisations have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, coordinated by the European Commission, and committed to providing more and better apprenticeships for young people.
The Council agreed its negotiating stance on structural measures to improve the resilience of EU credit institutions.
The Council agreed the substance of its negotiating stance on two draft regulations aimed at modernising EU rules on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
The Commission has today taken 128 decisions including 18 reasoned opinions, 5 referrals to the European Union's Court of Justice and 44 letters of formal notice.
The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.
The Council reached agreement on the whole text of the general data protection regulation in order to begin negotiations with the European Parliament with a view to reaching overall agreement.
The Council reached agreement on a general approach for a regulation on organic farming and Ministers were briefed on a Commission communication on fishing opportunities for 2016.
The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets.
The Council held a policy debate on the proposal for a directive on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (NEC directive). Its aim is to achieve a significant improvement in air quality in the EU.
The European Union and Mexico held the 7th EU-Mexico summit in Brussels. Leaders agreed to reinforce the strategic partnership and modernise the EU-Mexico global agreement. They also agreed to strengthen political dialogue between the EU and Mexico on bilateral and multilateral issues.
The presidency briefed ministers on the state of play on the proposals for a telecommunications single market (roaming and net neutrality) currently being negotiated with the European Parliament.