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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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26/06/2015 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

Discussions at the European Council meeting focused on Greece, migration, the upcoming referendum in the UK, security and defence and economic issues.

Construction workers building metro station in Athens © EU
24/06/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The €315-billion “Juncker” investment plan, announced by the European Commission last November to encourage the financing of viable investments in Europe, was backed by the European Parliament in a vote on Wednesday.

Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council © EU
22/06/2015 - Economy and the euro

The leaders held an exchange of views on Greece and clarified the positions and the situation in the ongoing talks between the Greek authorities and the institutions (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund).

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22/06/2015 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Today, the five Presidents have revealed ambitious plans on how to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as of 1 July 2015 and how to complete it by latest 2025.

From left to right: Mr Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice President of the European Commission; Mr Janis REIRS, Latvian Minister for Finance © EU
19/06/2015 - Economy and the euro

The Council agreed its negotiating stance on structural measures to improve the resilience of EU credit institutions.

Pierre Moscovici, Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
17/06/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.

27/05/2015 - Asylum and migration / Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Commission today proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond.

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20/05/2015 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, open both to the authorities and to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists, under new rules already agreed with the Council and endorsed by Parliament.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission and Mr Janis Reirs, Latvian Minister for Finance © EU
12/05/2015 - Economy and the euro

The Council adopted conclusions on in-depth reviews of economic imbalances in the member states, underscoring the need for strong commitment to structural reforms.

Carlos Moedas © EU
07/05/2015 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

Improving Europe's capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest ranking of innovation performance across Europe.

Andrus Ansip and Günther Oettinger © EU
06/05/2015 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

Today, the European Commission unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, thereby delivering on one of its top priorities.

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

Economic growth in the European Union is benefitting from positive economic tailwinds. According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU.

Margrethe Vestager © EU
22/04/2015 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of its dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules.

Margrethe Vestager © EU
15/04/2015 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.

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11/03/2015 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

Next year’s EU budget priorities should be to foster growth by supporting job-creation, firms and entrepreneurship; to show solidarity with countries both inside and outside the EU; and to put EU finances in order, said Parliament in a resolution.

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10/03/2015 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments will be capped, under uniform EU-wide rules, further to a vote in Parliament.

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06/03/2015 - Economy and the euro / Statistics

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with the previous quarter, according to a second estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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