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28/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

Following the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission immediately starts the implementation of its ambitious External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood.

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28/09/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The Commission is presenting guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

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27/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.

27/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel
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26/09/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Today the Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products, as announced by President Juncker in this year's State of the Union speech.

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25/09/2017 - Employment and social rights

The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

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25/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Council began preparations for the October European Council by discussing a provisional agenda. Ministers also discussed the priorities for the Commission’s 2018 Work Programme and closed the excessive deficit procedure for Greece. 

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21/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.

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20/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, addressed the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on behalf of the EU, on 20 September 2017.

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20/09/2017 - Economy and the euro

European consumers, investors and businesses will benefit from stronger and more integrated financial markets, thanks to plans by the Commission to reform the EU's supervisory architecture.

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19/09/2017 - Security and defence

To equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU. 

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18/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy brings together all existing and new horizontal and sector-specific initiatives into a comprehensive industrial strategy. 

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15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

Increasing democratic legitimacy in the EU through stronger citizen participation is among the Ten Priorities of the Juncker Commission. To continue delivering on this commitment, the European Commission adopted two legislative proposals to revise the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation and the Regulation on European Political Parties and Foundations.

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15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

State of the Union debate, free wifi in public spaces, gas supply security and more funding to tackle youth unemployment: check out the plenary overview. 

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14/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Home affairs ministers discussed the state of play and next steps in the field of migration and in particular regarding the Mediterranean. They took stock of events over the summer and focused on a number of issues where further action is needed at EU level. 

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14/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Following the State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission has today unveiled a weighty package of trade and investment proposals for a progressive and ambitious trade agenda.

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13/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. 

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12/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way.


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