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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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12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries / Justice and citizens’ rights

With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits to presenting a legislative proposal in 2018.

One planet summit meeting room © EU
12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris today. 

Violeta Bulc and Kadri Simson © EU
05/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation / Transport and travel

The Council also adopted three sets of conclusions: on the progress in trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport; digitalisation of transport; and the mid-term evaluation of the Galileo, EGNOS and the European GNSS agency. 

Miguel Arias Cañete © EU
24/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that Europe's transition to a low-carbon society is becoming the new reality on EU's ground. 

A rescuer and a sniffer dog standing atop rubble, in Amatrice © EU
23/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / International aid, development and cooperation / Security and defence

The European Commission has revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects. 

18/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate
Petrol pump nozzle and sunflower on car © EU
08/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles. 

Gas pipelines © EU
08/11/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

To improve the functioning of the EU internal energy market and enhance solidarity between Member States, the Commission today proposed to amend the EU Gas Directive.

Andrus Ansip and Urve Palo © EU
24/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

In line with the European Council conclusions of 19 October, the Council held a policy debate on speeding up work on the digital single market to ensure its completion by the end of 2018. Ministers also held a policy debate on the EU's response to the crucial challenge of cybersecurity. 

Crop duster spraying chemicals on field of crops © EU
24/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries

Parliament backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2022 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance. Parliament opposes the European Commission’s proposal to renew the controversial herbicide licence for 10 years.

Miguel Arias Canete, Siim Kiisler © EU
13/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Council agreed its negotiating positions on the effort-sharing regulation and the regulation on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). The Council adopted conclusions on the Paris Agreement and in preparation for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23). 

05/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
Gas interconnector © EU
12/09/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

An EU country facing an urgent gas shortage can trigger cross-border assistance from its neighbours, under new cooperation rules approved by Parliament.

Dämpfe aus Autoabgasen © EU
31/08/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

As of 1 September 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.

Miguel Arias Canete and Joe Mizzi © EU
26/06/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council adopted, without debate, a regulation on Energy efficiency labelling which allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household appliances. 

Logo de la COP21 © UE
14/06/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

Plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris agreement were backed by MEPs, following a debate on the announced U.S. withdrawal. 

European energy labels on washing machines © EU
13/06/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

MEPs gave the green light for a tool enabling customers to choose products reducing energy consumption and their energy bills. A new, more robust A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances to keep pace with technological progress was approved by MEPs. 

View of Council meeting room, Luxembourg © EU
09/06/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council agreed on a general approach on a proposal to increase regulatory oversight and price transparency for cross-border parcel delivery services. Ministers also adopted two sets of conclusions: on the priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020 and on road safety. 

Maroš Šefčovič, Marianne Thyssen, Violeta Bulc © EU
31/05/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

A tree © EU
28/04/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today the European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts.

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