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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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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.

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
06/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.

Vĕra Jourová, Julian King © EU
29/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is today delivering on its commitment to ensure interoperability and address the existing shortcomings of EU information systems for security and border management. 

Marianne Thyssen © EU
20/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Culture, education and youth

On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'.

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19/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

EU foreign ministers discussed the current crisis in the Gulf region. EU ministers urged de-escalation of the crisis through dialogue and negotiation. They expressed their full support for the mediation efforts of Kuwait. 

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. 

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12/04/2017 - Asylum and migration

Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.

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06/04/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The international community gathered in Brussels offered support to Syrians in securing a peaceful future. The participants made pledges of $6 billion to meet the needs of the populations inside Syria and neighbouring countries. They also condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government and ISIL/Daesh. 

Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
02/03/2017 - Asylum and migration

Ahead of next week's European Council and in the form of three progress reports, the Commission is today making a renewed call on Member States to pick up the pace of relocation to alleviate pressure from Italy and Greece, with few having met their commitments in full.

Jean-Claude Juncker und EP-Fraktionsvorsitzende © EU
14/12/2016 - Asylum and migration / Employment and social rights / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit. 

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08/12/2016 - Asylum and migration

The Commission is today reporting on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement and on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes.

Federica Mogherini © UE
18/10/2016 - Asylum and migration

The Commission presents its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries to more effectively manage migration together. 

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15/09/2016 - Asylum and migration

EU countries must honour their pledges to accept refugees relocated from Greece and Italy, to relieve migratory pressure on these two “frontline” countries, and at the same time discourage irregular entries by opening up legal and safe routes to the EU, MEPs said on Thursday.

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13/07/2016 - Asylum and migration

The European Commission is today presenting proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and humane asylum policy – one which can function effectively both in times of normal and in times of high migratory pressure.

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07/06/2016 - Asylum and migration

The European Commission has today set out plans for a new results-oriented Partnership Framework to mobilise and focus EU action and resources in our external work on managing migration.

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13/05/2016 - Asylum and migration / Institutional affairs

New powers for Europol to fight terrorism and international crime were approved by MEPs during May's plenary session in Strasbourg. They also called for any reform of EU asylum rules to be based on solidarity among member states and warned that Turkey still has to fulfil a number of conditions before its citizens can be granted visa-free travel to the EU. 

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