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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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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.

Cérémonie de ratification de l’accord de Paris (COP21) ©UE
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.

Mr Vytenis Pavlias Andriukaitis and Ms Edith Schippers © EU
17/06/2016 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health

The Council welcomed the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on new EU rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. 

15/06/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation
10/06/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel
Passenger ferry in the port of Igoumenitsa, Greece © EU
06/06/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Today the Commission has adopted a number of legislative proposals to simplify and improve the common rules on safety of ships carrying passengers in EU waters. The update is a response to lessons learnt, including from accidents, and technological developments.

Jyrki Katainen and Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
02/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission today presented guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.

Person holding folder with EU flag © EU
01/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

Karen White, Monika Bickert, Vĕra Jourová, Cornelia Kutterer, and Lie Junius © EU
31/05/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights / Research and innovation

The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

25/05/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health
Marianne Thyssen © UE
13/05/2016 - Employment and social rights / Consumer affairs and public health

Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total and therefore the single biggest health risk to workers in the European Union.

Vera Jourova © EU
25/04/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission published new figures today showing that, in 2015, more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. A key challenge is the increasing share of products bought online from outside the EU.

Logo de la COP21 © UE
22/04/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate

On 22 April 2016 the EU and its 28 member states will sign the global Paris climate agreement in a high-level ceremony in New York (United States). The agreement was concluded at the UN climate change conference in December 2015, so called COP21, that took place in Paris. 

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