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Following the conclusion of the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection in July 2018, the Commission launched the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision.
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.
Today, the European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court.
Ministers reviewed progress on the reform of the European asylum system on the second day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council. In this context they also discussed the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity. New asylum rules will ensure that the EU can better protect people in need of international protection.
Ten days ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is presenting a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens' privacy and make the EU's Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018.
On Europe Day, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future. This unique consultation was prepared by a panel of 96 citizens from 27 Member States.
The Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.
Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and society.
The European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes.
From 1 April 2018 onwards, Europeans will be able to access the online content that they have subscribed to at home, wherever they are in the EU.
Ministers agreed on the Council's position on the directive on combatting fraud of non-cash means of payments. They also exchanged views on cooperation with the Western Balkans in the area of internal security and counter-terrorism and discussed the Commission proposals on interoperability between EU information systems.