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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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Valdis Dombrovskis and Vladislav Goranov © EU
22/06/2018 - Economy and the euro

The Council closed the excessive deficit procedure for France, confirming that its deficit has dropped below the EU's 3% of GDP reference value. As a consequence, 23 of the 24 procedures that were open at the height of the euro crisis have now been closed.

Pierre Moscovici and Mario Centeno © EU
21/06/2018 - Economy and the euro

Eurozone finance ministers agreed the surveillance framework that will apply after the end of Greece's economic adjustment programme, the size of the final tranche of financial support, debt measures and fiscal targets.

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.

Jyrki Katainen & Carlos Moedas © EU
07/06/2018 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovici © EU
31/05/2018 - Economy and the euro

Both proposals are part of the broader agenda to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union and make use of the EU budget to strengthen the performance and resilience of our interdependent economies.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen, Tibor Navracsics, Mariya Gabriel © EU
30/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.

View of Commission College meeting © EU
29/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.

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. 

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.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen , Pierre Moscovici © EU
23/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The European Commission presents the 2018 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. 

Günther Oettinger © EU
23/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Commission proposed the 2019 draft EU Budget of €166 billion in commitments, corresponding to a 3% increase over 2018, investing in a stronger and more resilient European economy and promoting solidarity and security on both sides of the EU's borders.

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.

Tablet computer with lock attached © EU
15/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

Ten days ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is presenting a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens' privacy and make the EU's Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
03/05/2018 - Economy and the euro

Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. 

‘EU budget for the future’ logo © EU
02/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Commission is proposing a pragmatic, modern, long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period. It is an honest response to today's reality in which Europe is expected to play a greater role in providing security and stability in an unstable world, at a time when Brexit will leave a sizeable gap in our budget. 

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. 

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