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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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Bâtiment de la Cour européenne de justice © UE
07/12/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovici, Marianne Thyssen © EU
22/11/2017 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

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. 

Nathalie Loiseau, Matti Maasikas and Halbe Zijlstra © EU
20/11/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Institutional affairs

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). 

Siegfried Muresan and Mart Kivine © EU
18/11/2017 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities. 

Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
17/11/2017 - Institutional affairs

This year’s Lux Film Prize winner, tax avoidance, and protection for online shoppers were among the issues being dealt with during this week's plenary session. Read on for our overview.

European Parliament building, Strasbourg © EU
27/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Tackling sexual harassment, strengthening the EU’s external borders, banning glyphosate and acknowledging the efforts of Venezuela’s democratic opposition: check out our plenary overview. 

View of EC college meeting © EU
24/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Following on from the announcements made in President Juncker's 2017 State of the Union Address, the European Commission is today presenting its plans for completing the work on President Juncker's ten political priorities before the end of its mandate, as well as a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe. 

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk © EU
20/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

On 19 October, EU leaders agreed to consolidate the current strategy to control migration flows. They also said they were "ready to do what it takes for Europe to go digital". On 20 October, they endorsed the Leaders' Agenda and they agreed to start internal preparations for the 2nd phase of the Brexit talks. 

17/10/2017 - Institutional affairs
Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Narendra MODI, Prime Minister of India; Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission. © EU
06/10/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

On 6 October 2017, India hosted the 14th EU-India Summit in New Delhi. Leaders discussed foreign and security policy, migration, trade, climate, research and innovation.

European Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
06/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, Catalonia question, endocrine disruptors and better protection of air passengers’ and workers’ rights were among the points discussed during the European Parliament plenary session.

05/10/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
03/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Institutional affairs

To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the Commission has put forward an initiative to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner, while making full use of digital technologies to simplify and accelerate procedures. 

UK and EU flags © EU
03/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Sufficient progress on the EU’s priority aims, a prerequisite for negotiating any transition period or future relationship between the EU and UK, has not been achieved, MEPs say. 

Frans Timmermans and Matti Maasikas © EU
25/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Council began preparations for the October European Council by discussing a provisional agenda. Ministers also discussed the priorities for the Commission’s 2018 Work Programme and closed the excessive deficit procedure for Greece. 

Frans Timmermans © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

Increasing democratic legitimacy in the EU through stronger citizen participation is among the Ten Priorities of the Juncker Commission. To continue delivering on this commitment, the European Commission adopted two legislative proposals to revise the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation and the Regulation on European Political Parties and Foundations.

Gebäude des Europäischen Parlaments in Straßburg © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

State of the Union debate, free wifi in public spaces, gas supply security and more funding to tackle youth unemployment: check out the plenary overview. 

Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
13/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. 

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