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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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Steel worker in protective clothing © EU
16/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights

The Commission suggests policy measures to support the European steel sector to overcome its serious challenges, largely due to global overcapacity.

European Central Bank building in Frankfurt © EU
10/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.00%, from 16 March. The interest rates on the marginal lending facility and deposit facility will be decreased by 5 and 10 basis points respectively.

Euro symbol made of coins © EU
10/03/2016 - Economy and the euro

The European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities should conduct an in-depth assessment of the effect of increasing capital requirements in current and future legislation on credit supply, especially to small and medium sized companies, Parliament says in a resolution.

Euro symbol, notes and coins © EU
09/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution.

European Flags  © EU
08/03/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

EU Member States are making progress in addressing imbalances in their economies. They have also advanced in carrying out the country-specific recommendations issued last year, although to varying degrees across countries and policy areas.

Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
29/02/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Following a debate, the Council adopted conclusions on the single market strategy for services and goods focusing on key areas for creating growth and jobs.

European flag in front of Comission building © EU
26/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs / Statistics

The European Commission today published its annual analysis of the economic and social challenges in the EU Member States, the so-called Country Reports.

Jyrki Katainen, Corina Creţu, Ambroise Fayolle © EU
22/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

The Juncker Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt. The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe - and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) both play a crucial role in creating jobs and growth.

Council meeting room © EU
12/02/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Council set out its priorities as efforts are strengthened to prevent the financing of terrorism. This follows publication by the Commission of an action plan to overcome current challenges, and in response to recent terrorist attacks.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
04/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The European economy is now entering its fourth year of recovery and growth continues at a moderate rate, driven mainly by consumption.

Person holding euro notes © EU
02/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

The recent terrorist attacks in the European Union and beyond demonstrate the need for a strong coordinated European response to combatting terrorism. The European Agenda for Security had identified a number of areas to improve the fight against terrorist financing.

Pierre Moscovici  © EU
28/01/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Today's proposals aim for a coordinated EU wide response to corporate tax avoidance, following global standards developed by the OECD last autumn.

Pen on graph © EU
25/01/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Fiscal Sustainability Report 2015 provides an overview of the challenges to public finance sustainability faced by Member States in the short, medium and long term.

Woman using tablet computer © EU
19/01/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

Geo-blocking consumers’ online access to goods and services on the basis of their IP address, postal address or the country of issue of credit cards is unjustified and it must stop, says Parliament in a resolution.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis and Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem © EU
15/01/2016 - Economy and the euro

The Council discussed growth prospects and macroeconomic imbalances under the "European Semester", the EU's annual policy coordination process. It adopted conclusions, and approved a draft recommendation on the economic policies of the euro area.

Euro note on euro coins © EU
14/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

Today, the Commission adopted a Communication on the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) to the EU's growth strategy, the Investment Plan and the Commission's priorities over the next decade.

Jonathan Hill © EU
10/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

For the next three months, the European Commission will be consulting on how to create a stronger European market for consumer financial services. The aim is to find a system that works for consumers across the EU, giving them access to the best financial service deals, with more suitable products, a bigger choice and more competitive prices.

Günther Oettinger, Andrus Ansip, Vĕra Jourová © EU
09/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission today presents two proposals to better protect consumers who shop online across the EU and help businesses expand their online sales.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis and Mr Pierre Gramegna © EU
08/12/2015 - Economy and the euro

The Council took a number of decisions on corporate taxation. It adopted a directive on cross-border tax rulings, which will improve transparency on tax rulings given by member states to companies about how taxation will be dealt with.

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