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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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Tibor Navracsics in front of poster for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus © EU
13/06/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The EU today celebrates 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 9 million people have now benefited from exchanges abroad. 

12/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers exchanged views on migration policy, in particular on the situation in the Central Mediterranean and on the implementation of the Malta declaration of 3 February 2017. 

Phil Hogan, Clint Camilleri © EU
12/06/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council held an orientation debate on the legislative proposal for a new regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. 

View of Council meeting room, Luxembourg © EU
09/06/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council agreed on a general approach on a proposal to increase regulatory oversight and price transparency for cross-border parcel delivery services. Ministers also adopted two sets of conclusions: on the priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020 and on road safety. 

Valdis Dombrovskis & Jyrki Katainen © EU
08/06/2017 - Economy and the euro

Today the Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a pivotal project of the Juncker Commission to boost jobs and growth in Europe. 

Airplane taking off © EU
08/06/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel

The European Commission is today delivering on its ambitious Aviation Strategy for Europe by adopting a series of measures to further support open and connected aviation markets in the European Union and beyond.

Margaritis Schinas, Federica Mogherini, Jyrki Katainen © EU
07/06/2017 - Security and defence

Following the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe, today's reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025. 

Neven Mimica © EU
07/06/2017 - International aid, development and cooperation

The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This "New European Consensus on Development" represents a new collective vision and plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. 

Alexis Goosdeel, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Laura d'Arrigo © EU
06/06/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. 


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