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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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28/02/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

On 1 March the newly established European Reference Networks (ERNs) will start their work. ERNs are unique and innovative cross-border cooperation platforms between specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases.

The EU emblem made out of leaves on a lake © EU
06/02/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health

Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules. The Commission will address with Member States the causes of implementation gaps and find solutions before problems become urgent.

03/02/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel
Illustration de l’économie circulaire © UE
26/01/2017 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health

One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission today reports on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.

EU map with illustration of services © EU
10/01/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

Today the Commission is presenting an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU. 

10/01/2017 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health
Fumes from car exhaust © EU
23/11/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Plans for more ambitious national caps on emissions of key pollutants by 2030, including NOx, particulates and sulphur dioxide, won the support of MEPs.

Plants in dry soil © EU
22/11/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today, the European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.

Karmenu Vella © EU
10/11/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.

Feuilles en cercle dans l'eau © UE
03/11/2016 - Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Justin Trudeau, Donald Tusk and Robert Fico © EU
30/10/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The EU leaders and Canada met on 30 October in Brussels and signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known as CETA.

26/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health
Frau, die sich über biologisch angebaute Pflanzen beugt © EU
18/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Research and innovation

The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis and Mr Peter Kazimir © EU
11/10/2016 - Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The Council adopted conclusions on climate change ahead of the 22nd conference of the parties (COP22) to the UN framework convention on climate change, to be held in Marrakesh from 7 to 18 November 2016. 

Violeta Bulc © EU
07/10/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

The European Commission welcomes the landmark agreement reached yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), with the adoption of a Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) to reduce international aviation emissions.

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04/10/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal – the last hurdle is cleared.

23/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health
Woman using a mobile phone © EU
21/09/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College today discussed a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.

Vĕra Jourová © EU
05/09/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission published its 2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard which monitors EU consumers' ratings of how 42 goods and services markets work.

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