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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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25/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate
08/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel
01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate
Comissioner Karmenu Vella © EU
01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.

28/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
Frans Timmermans, Jyrki Katainen © EU
28/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.

Driverless electric Autonom Shuttle in Lyon, France © EU
17/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. The objective is to allow all Europeans to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry.

Karmenu Vella © EU
17/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

The Commission is providing national, regional and local actors with practical help to improve air quality in Europe, and stepping up its enforcement against 7 Member States who have breached agreed EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

Scientist injecting laboratory mouse © EU
03/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation

The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a worldwide ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, Parliament urged. Within the EU itself, the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics has been banned since 2013. 

Truck delivering recovered paper to recycling plant © EU
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. 

17/04/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission © EU
27/02/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Council began preparations for the European Council meeting on 22 and 23 March. The Council also adopted a regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking in the internal market and approved the reform of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) for the period after 2020.

06/02/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation
Young boy drinking water from tap © EU
01/02/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information to citizens. 

Windmills and solar panels on green map of Europe © EU
17/01/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030. 

Plastic waste in park © EU
16/01/2018 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe.

Miguel Arias Canete and Kadri Simson © EU
18/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council agreed its negotiating positions on four legislative proposals of the Clean energy package. This is an important step towards implementing the Energy Union strategy and reaching the European Union's 2030 energy and climate goals. 

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