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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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19/07/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Transport and travel
Book of Law, gavel and EU emblem © EU
18/07/2016 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world's biggest single market of 500 million citizens.

Jonathan Hill © EU
14/07/2016 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission has today proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) regulations, marking another step towards the creation of the Capital Markets Union. 

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14/07/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

The main findings are that EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, Sweden is once again the innovation leader, and Latvia has become the fastest growing innovator.

Valdis Dombrovskis and Peter Kazimir © EU
12/07/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Council found that Portugal and Spain had not taken effective action in response to its recommendations on measures to correct their excessive deficits. The Council also adopted new rules addressing corporate tax avoidance practices, following an agreement reached on 21 June 2016. 

01/07/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics
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30/06/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Commission has proposed the 2017 draft EU Budget of €134.9 billion in payments focusing on the two main policy priorities for Europe: supporting the ongoing recovery of the European economy and addressing the security and humanitarian challenges in our neighbourhood.

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21/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council agreed on a draft directive addressing tax avoidance practices commonly used by large companies. The directive is part of a January 2016 package of Commission proposals to strengthen rules against corporate tax avoidance.

Violeta Bulc & Jyrki Katainen © EU
17/06/2016 - Economy and the euro / Transport and travel

Today the European Commission is firmly delivering on President Juncker's top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in the European Union, by unveiling a list of 195 transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

17/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro
16/06/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics
07/06/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs
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02/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission today presented guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.

Jyrki Katainen © EU
01/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

One year after the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) came into force, the Commission looks at what has worked well in the Investment Plan, what can be improved, and how to advance.

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01/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

31/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics
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27/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade

On 26-27 May, Japan hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis. 

Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem © EU
24/05/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Eurogroup welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions, paving the way for the finalisation of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
18/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Member States are making progress with reforms and addressing macroeconomic imbalances, but more is needed to consolidate Europe's recovery.

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