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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on 14 September 2016.

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Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
10/02/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

In view of next week's European Council, the Commission is today reporting on the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda for Migration and highlighting key areas where immediate action is needed to restore control.

Representation of trade in services © EU
03/02/2016 - Business / External relations and foreign affairs

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, finance, tax and competition / External relations and foreign affairs / 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 - External relations and foreign affairs

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.

Federica Mogherini at the Iran Nuclear Talks © EU
16/01/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs

On 16 January 2016, the Council lifted all nuclear-related economic and financial EU sanctions against Iran. This follows verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has implemented the agreed nuclear-related measures as set out in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Refugees at the Eleonas camp in Athens, Greece © EU
13/01/2016 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

At their weekly meeting today, the College of Commissioners discussed the refugee crisis, looking at the measures taken in 2015 and the initiatives to be presented in spring 2016.

European Council family photo © EU
18/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

European leaders met in Brussels on December 17 and 18 to discuss the migration crisis, the fight against terrorism, and Britain's reform demands.

Council building © EU
15/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

The Council held an opening session in the margins of the 10th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in Nairobi. It adopted conclusions, setting out the EU's position.

Ships at sea and compass background © EU
15/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

The European Commission is today adopting an important set of measures to manage the EU's external borders and protect our Schengen area without internal borders.

COP21 logo © EU
12/12/2015 - Environment, consumers and health / External relations and foreign affairs

On 12 December, the parties reached a new global agreement on climate change. The agreement presents a balanced outcome with an action plan to limit global warming 'well below' 2°C.

The reception camp for refugees of Moria © EU
04/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

Greece has today taken three actions to address the refugee crisis, activating EU mechanisms designed to assist in crisis situations.

Hand typing on laptop © EU
03/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights / Science and technology

The forum brings together EU Interior Ministers, high-level representatives of major internet companies, Europol, the EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator and the European Parliament. The goal is to reach a joint, voluntary approach based on a public-private partnership to detect and address harmful material online.

Patrol vehicle and security fence © EU
02/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights

The European Commission adopted today a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives.

Christos Stylianides © EU
01/12/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

The European Commission has successfully delivered the €200 million humanitarian aid package for the Syria Crisis, and Iraq, which was announced in September by President Juncker.

From left to right: Mr Ahmet DAVUTOGLU, Prime Minister of Turkey; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission © EU
29/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

On 29 November 2015, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey. The meeting marked an important step in developing EU-Turkey relations and contributing to managing the migration crisis. 

Cecilia Malmström and Jean Asselborn © EU
27/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

The Council discussed preparations for the 10th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, to be held in Nairobi from 15 to 18 December 2015.

MEPs and President Juncker at plenary session © EU
25/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Justice and citizens rights

“Political grandstanding” that equates refugees with terrorists only foments the hatred and disillusion that inspires those who join terrorist groups, argued many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate.

Mr Alain LE ROY, Secretary General of the EEAS; Ms Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy © EU
17/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs

Defence ministers discussed the reaction to the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015. They expressed their unanimous and full support to France and their readiness to provide all the necessary aid and assistance.

G20 summit – family photo © EU
16/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

The world's leading economies adopted a comprehensive agenda including the implementation of past commitments, boosting investment to drive growth and promoting inclusiveness to ensure the benefits of their actions can be shared by all.

View of meeting room in Valetta © EU
12/11/2015 - External relations and foreign affairs / Institutional affairs

EU leaders discussed the latest developments in the migration crisis and how to accelerate the implementation of the measures agreed in September and October.

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