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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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European Parliament in Strasbourg © EU
16/09/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA).

Council building in Brussels © EU
11/09/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU took new sanctions targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia. They will enter into force on 12 September.

EU flags outside Justus Lipsius building © EU
31/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The Council has adopted further EU restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.

Justus Lipsius building in Brussels © EU
29/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

On 29 July, the EU agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.

Ms. Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy © EU
22/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU ministers discussed the situation in Ukraine following the downing of flight MH17 as well as further sanctions against Russia. Gaza was also discussed.

Family photo © EU
16/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The European Council met to discuss a number of key appointments to be made for top EU positions. They also discussed new sanctions on Russia and the situation in Gaza.

Ships at sea and compass design in water © EU
08/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas.

José Manuel Barroso, Akie Abe, Herman Van Rompuy © EU
07/05/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in Brussels, EU and Japan leaders discussed economic and political partnership, neighborhood policy, the crisis in Ukraine, and key global challenges.

Photo de groupe du sommet UE-Afrique © UE
03/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents.

Visa being scanned © EU
01/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The proposals presented will seriously shorten and simplify the procedures for those wanting to come to the EU for short stays, and induce more cost savings and less bureaucracy, whilst maintaining the level of security.

Stethoscope on Globe © EU
27/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Although 2013 has been a year of crises in some of its partners, reflecting political instability and difficult socio-economic conditions, the EU has continued to support efforts to enhance democratic governance, build security and support sustainable and inclusive development.

Handshake between Herman van Rompuy, Barack Obama and José Manuel Barroso © EU
26/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting at the occasion of the EU US Brussels summit, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, and President Barack Obama discussed the strong EU-US partnership, International foreign policy, the crisis in Ukraine and key global challenges.

EU flag in front of Commission building © EU
19/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The new MFA programme, expected to be approved by the EU's Council of Ministers in the coming weeks, is part of the package of support to Ukraine announced by the European Commission on 5 March and endorsed by the European Council on 6 March.

MEPs in plenary meeting room in Strasbourg © EU
13/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Russia must immediately withdraw all its military forces from Ukrainian territory, say MEPs in a resolution.

05/03/2014 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.

27/02/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU must help Ukraine with urgent financial aid while enforcing targeted sanctions against those responsible for violence there, say MEPs in a resolution.

28/01/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting on 28 January in Brussels, EU and Russian leaders discussed a range of topics, including the Eastern Partnership, Ukraine, trade and human rights.

20/01/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Ministers in the Foreign Affairs Council suspended certain EU restrictive measures against Iran, following confirmation of Iran's compliance with nuclear measures in the agreed joint action plan.

18/12/2013 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The Council discussed enlargement and the stabilisation and association process. "Enlargement remains a key policy of our Union" said Linas Linkevičius, the President of the Council after the meeting.

17/12/2013 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Foreign Affairs ministers discussed a wide range of issues, including the latest developments in the Syrian crisis and recent events in Ukraine.

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