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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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Phil Hogan and Gabriela Matecna © EU
15/11/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks for 2017 and 2018. Ministers were briefed by the Commission on the results of the work of the agricultural markets task force and its final recommendations. 

Karmenu Vella © EU
10/11/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.

26/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health
Frau, die sich über biologisch angebaute Pflanzen beugt © EU
18/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Research and innovation

The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

Mr Karmenu Vella and Ms Gabriela Matecna © EU
11/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017. Ministers also exchanged views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway in the framework of their bilateral fisheries agreement. 

28/06/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries
15/06/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation
14/06/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / EU regional and urban development
Ships and symbol of a compass © EU
05/04/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Transport and travel

The money is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and divided in calls for proposal focusing on the key areas where the European Union can have the biggest impact: skills, creativity and technology.

Sign showing seaweed used as fertiliser in field © EU
17/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The Commission presents first deliverable of Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU.

Phil Hogan and Martijn Van Dam © EU
14/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers discussed the current difficulties faced in several agricultural sectors, including the pig meat, dairy and fruit and vegetables sectors. The Council and the Commission agreed to take decisive actions without delay by supplementing the existing anti-crisis aid package to European farmers with a set of additional measures.

Pigs being transported by truck © EU
08/03/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth disease, informally agreed by MEPs and the EU Council of Ministers in June 2015, were endorsed by Parliament.

A tractor on a field © EU
15/02/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries. The main priority is the future of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Fishing nets and fish © EU
15/12/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached agreement on the 2016 fishing opportunities for the stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea, international fisheries in which EU vessels participate and in the Black Sea.

Phil Hogan © EU
11/12/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries / EU regional and urban development

Today's adoption of Greece's Rural Development Programme (RDP) marks the end of the adoption process for all 118 programmes for the 2014-2020 period.

Maize being injected with new gene © EU
28/10/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries

A draft EU law that would enable any EU member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was rejected by the European Parliament.

Fishermen with their catch © EU
22/10/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea which fixed for 2016 the maximum quantities of fish which can be caught for the commercially most important stocks in the Baltic Sea.

Graphic illustration of horse and cow © EU
08/09/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

Parliament beefed up the Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday.

Cows © EU
07/09/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries

During the exchange of views which took place in the extraordinary meeting of the Agriculture Council, ministers expressed strong concerns about recent developments in a range of agricultural sectors, in particular the dairy and pigmeat sectors.

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