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On 23 June 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

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12/09/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence
12/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
Vĕra Jourová and Margaritis Schinas © EU
05/09/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

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19/07/2018 - 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. 

05/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
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02/07/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

08/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel
07/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights
Vera Jourova, Tsetska Tsacheva © EU
05/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

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. 

17/05/2018 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
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15/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

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09/05/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

Julian King, Mariya Gabriel © EU
26/04/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

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. 

Frans Timmermans & Vĕra Jourová © EU
23/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights

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. 

Věra Jourová, Dimítris Avramópoulos, and Julian King © EU
17/04/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

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.

Mariya Gabriel © EU
27/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

Vera Jourova © EU
09/03/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

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.

08/03/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

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