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On 23 June 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

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20/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Federica Mogherini © EU
19/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council adopted conclusions, underlining the need to mobilise EU instruments to prevent and counter hybrid threats to the EU, its member states and partners, while taking into account ongoing work as regards both internal and external policies. 

19/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Representation of people in EU countries © EU
12/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today, the European Commission adopted its assessment of the Action Plan presented by the Greek authorities which details how Greece plans to address the deficiencies in its external border management.

Christos Stylianides © EU
05/04/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016.

Narendra Modi, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
30/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

On 30 March 2016, the EU hosted in Brussels the 13th EU-India summit. Discussions focused on trade and investment, energy and climate, water, migration and foreign and security policy.

European Council family photo © EU
18/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

At their meeting on 17-18 March, EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis and EU-Turkey cooperation. They also held a debate on the economic situation and on climate and energy.

Nizip refugee camp in Turkey © EU
15/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The support is part of the Commission's pledge made at the conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region' held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people this year.

Bert Koenders © EU
15/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The Council adopted a regulation setting up an EU emergency support mechanism to help Greece and other member states overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of refugees.

Family photo © EU
07/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

On 7 March 2016, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey to strengthen their cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis. European Council President Donald Tusk chaired the meeting, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu represented Turkey. 

Disused border crossing between Austria and Slovenia © EU
04/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission today presented a detailed Roadmap of the concrete steps needed to return order to the management of the EU's external and internal borders.

Christos Stylianides © EU
02/03/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

As the refugee crisis continues to put pressure on many European Member States, the Commission proposes a faster way for support to be provided to tackle wide-ranging humanitarian crises within the EU.

USB cable © EU
29/02/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Research and innovation

The European Commission today issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and a Communication summarising the actions taken over the last years to restore trust in transatlantic data flows since the 2013 surveillance revelations.

Elephant © EU
26/02/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has become one of the most profitable criminal activities worldwide.

High Representative Federica Mogherini © EU
15/02/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council discussed and adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy, Belarus and Moldova. It also discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in Syria.

Migrants awaiting care in a camp near Greek-Macedonian border © EU
15/02/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Union today launches the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.

Representation of trade in services © EU
03/02/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The ongoing talks on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), among countries representing 70% of world trade in services, should deliver a deal that eases EU firms' access to international markets but does not force EU, national and local authorities to open up public services to competition, or otherwise restrict their right to regulate in public interest, say MEPs.

Person holding euro notes © EU
02/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

The recent terrorist attacks in the European Union and beyond demonstrate the need for a strong coordinated European response to combatting terrorism. The European Agenda for Security had identified a number of areas to improve the fight against terrorist financing.

Federica Mogherini © EU
18/01/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council discussed Syria and developments in the region. It expressed full support for UN Security Council resolution 2254 endorsing a "roadmap" for a peace process in Syria and setting a timetable for talks.

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