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Ahead of the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018, the European Commission is today setting out various options – and their financial consequences – for a new and modern, long-term EU budget that delivers efficiently on its priorities after 2020.
Ahead of the Informal Leaders' meeting on 23 February 2018, the European Commission is today presenting a number of practical steps that could make the European Union's work more efficient, and improve the connection between the leaders of the EU institutions and the citizens of Europe.
From easier online shopping, to cutting CO2 emissions faster and the new composition of the Parliament: check out our overview of the plenary session in Strasbourg in February.
The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future.
EU27 ministers adopt a new set of negotiating directives for the Brexit talks, which detail the EU27 position on the transition period.
The future of Europe, the influence of Russian propaganda, new renewable energy targets: check out our overview of Parliament’s first plenary session of 2018.
The loan guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will create more than 200 jobs in rural areas and strengthen the agriculture sector in Bulgaria. The deal was signed in Sofia in the presence of President Juncker and Prime Minister Borissov.
In the first meeting of 2018, the College of Commissioners discussed today the institutional priorities for this year, a year to deliver on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, secure the EU's borders, overhaul the EU's asylum system, get back to Schengen, complete the Digital Single Market, and bring the Western Balkans closer to the Union.
Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.
On 14 December, EU leaders adopted conclusions on security and defence, social issues, education and culture, climate change, and Jerusalem. On 15 December, EU27 leaders assessed the progress of Brexit negotiations and agreed it was sufficient to move to the next phase. They adopted guidelines for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations.
The Venezuelan opposition receives Parliament's Sakharov Prize, while MEPs also approved the reform of the EU's agricultural policy during December's plenary session.
The Declaration sets out 31 new legislative proposals tabled by the Commission which will be given priority treatment by the Parliament and Council for adoption or substantial progress by the time of the European Parliament elections in 2019.
In a resolution voted on Wednesday, Parliament welcomes the joint Brexit progress report, as presented by EU and UK negotiators on 8 December. The resolution was passed by 556 votes to 62, with 68 abstentions. MEPs recommend that the EU27 heads of state or government decide on 15 December to move to phase two.
The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.
Commission sets out EU's economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States' Draft Budgetary Plans.
EU27 ministers selected the new seats for the two EU agencies currently based in the UK which need to be relocated in the context of Brexit. Amsterdam (the Netherlands) was selected as the new location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Paris (France) for the European Banking Authority (EBA).
The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities.