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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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Margrethe Vestager © EU
20/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue advantage.

Drone helicopter with camera © EU
12/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

MEPs approved an agreement reached between Council and Parliament negotiators in November 2017 on EU-wide principles for drones and drone operators to ensure a common level of safety and give operators and manufacturers the predictability to develop products and services.

Olivier Bailly © EU
08/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing measures to make tax and customs cooperation between Member States better and more efficient.

Container ship in port © EU
30/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU could protect itself better against unfairly cheap imports and combat environmental or social dumping more effectively, under a law backed by MEPs.

Elzbieta Bienkowska, Emil Karanikolov © EU
29/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The Council agreed on a general approach on a regulation aimed at improving the mutual recognition of goods marketed in another member state. Ministers also held a policy debate on research and innovation within the context of the next EU financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. 

29/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Employment and social rights

Workers posted temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under revised rules voted by Parliament. The revised rules, approved by 456 votes to 147, with 49 abstentions, aim to ensure better protection for posted workers and fair competition for companies. 

Jyrki Katainen & Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
28/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU. 

Person using calculator and filling in forms © EU
25/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

The Commission has proposed to reshape the rules governing excise duty on alcohol within the EU, paving the way for a better business environment and reduced costs for small alcohol-producing businesses and better protection for consumer health.

Valdis Dombrovskis & Jyrki Katainen © EU
24/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Commission has proposed new rules to give small and medium enterprises (SMEs) better access to financing through public markets. Part of the EU's Capital Markets Union (CMU) agenda, today's initiative should help EU companies to tap market-based funding more easily and cheaply so that they can expand.

Fiber optic cables © EU
18/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is publishing the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services.

Andrus Ansip © EU
25/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

The European Commission is presenting a series of measures to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the service of Europeans and boost Europe's competitiveness in this field. 

Frans Timmermans & Vĕra Jourová © EU
25/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is proposing new company law rules to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the Single Market.

Frans Timmermans & Vĕra Jourová © EU
23/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights

Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and society. 

People walking on shopping street in Tallinn, Estonia © EU
19/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

The Commission is publishing a set of best practices to support Member States' efforts to create a more open, integrated and competitive retail sector.

Cecilia Malmström © EU
18/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Commission presented the outcome of negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan and the trade and investment agreements with Singapore to the Council. This is the first step towards the signature and conclusion of these agreements. 

Phil Hogan © EU
12/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control.

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska , Carlos Moedas, Pierluigi Gilibert © EU
10/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.

Two women using laptop © EU
09/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation.

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