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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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03/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the deposit facility will be decreased by 10 basis points to -0.30%, with effect from 9 December 2015. The interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rate on the marginal lending facility will remain unchanged at 0.05% and 0.30% respectively.

Frans Timmermans and Jyrki Katainen © EU
02/12/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

Today the Commission adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.

Jonathan Hill © EU
30/11/2015 - Economy and the euro

Small and medium-sized companies in particular will find it easier to raise funding when issuing shares or debt. Companies already listed on public markets will also benefit when they want to list additional shares or issue corporate bonds.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen and Pierre Moscovici © EU
26/11/2015 - Economy and the euro

Today’s package launches the annual cycle of economic governance. It sets out general economic and social priorities for the EU and gives Member States policy guidance for the following year.

Jonathan Hill © EU
24/11/2015 - Economy and the euro

Today, the Commission has proposed a euro-area wide insurance scheme for bank deposits and has set out further measures to reduce remaining risks in the banking sector in parallel.

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24/11/2015 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

Buying insurance will be made easier and safer following Parliament's vote on Tuesday tightening EU rules on the information and advice provided by insurance sales staff.

Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup © EU
23/11/2015 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Eurogroup discussed the euro area member states' draft budgetary plans for 2016. These plans have to be submitted each year by 15 October, and the European Commission assesses whether they comply with the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). 

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11/11/2015 - Economy and the euro

This debate is an indispensable part of achieving a full and deep Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and in particular about bringing forward a proposal for a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS).

Cecilia Malmstrom © EU
06/11/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission published today its proposal for a chapter on trade and sustainable development, including labour and the environment, in the ongoing EU-US trade talks.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
05/11/2015 - Economy and the euro

The economic recovery in the euro area and the European Union as a whole is now in its third year. It should continue at a modest pace next year despite more challenging conditions in the global economy.

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