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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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18/04/2018 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate

Improving waste management will not only benefit the environment, climate, and human health. The four pieces of legislation are also part of a shift in EU policy towards a circular economy, i.e. a system where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible. 

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.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
28/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro transactions in their own country or with another euro area Member State. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
21/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws fit for the modern economy and the digital age.

Euro-Symbol, Scheine und Münzen © EU
14/03/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

MEPs have set out their position on the next long-term EU budget, which should finance new priorities as well as make up for any shortfall caused by Brexit. The European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the expenditure and revenue sides of the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF), to apply from 2021.

Worker scanning parcel © EU
13/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

Clearer information on the prices of parcel delivery services should help to increase consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping. The new rules approved by the European Parliament are part of the e-commerce package.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
12/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is taking a major step towards the development of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing barriers to cross-border investments. 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen & Pierre Moscovici © EU
07/03/2018 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission today publishes its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue © EU
20/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

Ministers discussed the recommendations of a high-level group of experts on sustainable finance. The Council also adopted guidelines for the 2019 EU budget, stressing that a transparent and effective use of the budget will bolster the EU's credibility with its citizens.

Margaritis Schinas, Jean-Claude Juncker, Günther Oettinger © EU
14/02/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Ahead of the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018, the European Commission is today setting out various options – and their financial consequences – for a new and modern, long-term EU budget that delivers efficiently on its priorities after 2020.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
07/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

Growth rates for the euro area and the EU beat expectations last year as the transition from economic recovery to expansion continues. The euro area and EU economies are both estimated to have grown by 2.4% in 2017, the fastest pace in a decade. 

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06/02/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

Online buyers will have wider and easier cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals, music festivals or leisure park tickets in the EU. 

Mariya Gabriel © EU
01/02/2018 - Economy and the euro

The Blockchain Observatory and Forum will highlight key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities. 

Valdis Dombrovskis and Vladislav Goranov © EU
23/01/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council removed 8 jurisdictions from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. 

22/01/2018 - Economy and the euro

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