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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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Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping and Donald Tusk © EU
13/07/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Leaders moved forward the strategic partnership between the EU and China. They provided political guidance for the completion of the comprehensive agreement on investment and signed an energy roadmap. Leaders also agreed to have another round of the human rights dialogue between the EU and China still this year in Brussels. 

13/07/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Vĕra Jourová © EU
12/07/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights / Research and innovation

Today the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers.

Frontex agent on patrol near Lesbos, Greece © EU
06/07/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Plans to set up an EU border control system, bringing together the EU’s Frontex border agency and national border management authorities, were endorsed by MEPs.

Canada map and flag next to Europe map and flag © EU
06/07/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission formally proposed to the Council of the EU the signature and conclusion of a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. 

Flags of the EU and China © EU
22/06/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission today adopted a Joint Communication, entitled "Elements for a new EU strategy on China", which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for the next five years.

22/06/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
20/06/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Flüchtlingslager in Kahramanmaras, Türkei © EU
15/06/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Commission has today adopted its second report on the EU-Turkey Statement showing that while there has been further good progress in its implementation, progress achieved so far remains fragile.

Representation of people in EU countries © EU
15/06/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.

Federica Mogherini © EU
08/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.

Six people representing different professions © EU
07/06/2016 - Employment and social rights / Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today the European Commission is presenting an Action Plan to support Member States in the integration of third-country nationals and their economic and social contribution to the EU.

G7 family photo © EU
27/05/2016 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade

On 26-27 May, Japan hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis. 

Ms Federica Mogherini © EU
23/05/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da'esh threat, outlining its priorities in working to achieve lasting peace, stability, security in Syria, Iraq and the wider region. 

18/05/2016 - Energy, environment and climate / Enlargement, external relations and trade
Mr Neven Mimica and Ms Federica Mogherini © EU
12/05/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Ministers focused on the implementation of the Valletta action plan six months after its adoption. They took note of the state of play of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. 

04/05/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights
Boat surronded by icebergs © EU
27/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / EU regional and urban development

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

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