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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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12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries / Justice and citizens’ rights

With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits to presenting a legislative proposal in 2018.

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12/12/2017 - Asylum and migration / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.

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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.

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20/11/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission kicks off today a major event on "Women's rights in turbulent times", the topical theme chosen for this year's annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium. 

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20/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has launched the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level, on how to support access to social protection for all people in employment and in self-employment.

17/11/2017 - Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights
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14/11/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

EU-wide rules to better protect consumers against scams and detect and stop rogue traders more swiftly were approved by MEPs. National enforcement authorities will have more powers to detect and halt online breaches of consumer protection laws and be able to coordinate their actions better across the EU. 

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13/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission launched today a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation and set up a High-Level Expert Group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.

24/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
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18/10/2017 - Business / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today the European Commission publishes its first annual report on the functioning of the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield, the aim of which is to protect the personal data of anyone in the EU transferred to companies in the U.S. for commercial purposes. 

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13/10/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers held a first exchange of views on the European Commission proposal to amend the Schengen Borders Code. Meanwhile, the regulation establishing the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) was adopted by those member states taking part in enhanced cooperation. 

05/10/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
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28/09/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The Commission is presenting guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

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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.

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14/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Home affairs ministers discussed the state of play and next steps in the field of migration and in particular regarding the Mediterranean. They took stock of events over the summer and focused on a number of issues where further action is needed at EU level. 

07/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights
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30/08/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has published the results of an assessment that looks at how Member States are implementing their national Roma integration strategies. The assessment highlights how the situation of Roma has changed since 2011. 

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