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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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View of Commission College meeting © EU
29/05/2018 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.

Corina Cretu and Tomislav Donchev © EU
12/04/2018 - EU regional and urban development / Institutional affairs

The Council discussed the future of cohesion policy after 2020. The debate will feed into the Commission's preparations for its proposals on the legislative package for cohesion policy post-2020. 

Corina Creţu © EU
15/02/2018 - EU regional and urban development

Today the Commission proposes to give €104 million from the Solidarity Fund to four EU Member States that were hit by natural disasters in 2017. 

Jyrki Katainen, Corina Cretu, Arnaldo Abruzzini © EU
18/07/2017 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

Globalisation has brought enormous benefits to the less-developed economies of the world and many opportunities for Europeans; but while the benefits are widely spread, the costs are often borne unevenly as the Commission's reflection paper on harnessing globalisation highlighted. 

Fishing boats in Malta © EU
19/04/2017 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate / EU regional and urban development

Today the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region.

Frau, die sich über biologisch angebaute Pflanzen beugt © EU
18/10/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Research and innovation

The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

12/10/2016 - EU regional and urban development
07/10/2016 - EU regional and urban development
14/06/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / EU regional and urban development
Boat surronded by icebergs © EU
27/04/2016 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / EU regional and urban development

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

Ships and symbol of a compass © EU
05/04/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Transport and travel

The money is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and divided in calls for proposal focusing on the key areas where the European Union can have the biggest impact: skills, creativity and technology.

Jyrki Katainen, Corina Creţu, Ambroise Fayolle © EU
22/02/2016 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

The Juncker Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt. The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe - and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) both play a crucial role in creating jobs and growth.

Euro note on euro coins © EU
14/12/2015 - Economy and the euro / EU regional and urban development

Today, the Commission adopted a Communication on the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) to the EU's growth strategy, the Investment Plan and the Commission's priorities over the next decade.

Phil Hogan © EU
11/12/2015 - Food, farming and fisheries / EU regional and urban development

Today's adoption of Greece's Rural Development Programme (RDP) marks the end of the adoption process for all 118 programmes for the 2014-2020 period.

Corina Creţu © EU
03/12/2015 - EU regional and urban development

The Commission adopted a new Regional Policy programme for the Italian region of Campania, worth over €4 billion, with more than €3 billion coming from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Scientist and representation of atoms © EU
12/10/2015 - EU regional and urban development / Research and innovation

The Commission is today launching a new initiative to ensure that taxpayer money is spent efficiently by improving the synergies between EU funding for regional policy and for research.

Karte Europas © EU
16/12/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / EU regional and urban development

The General Affairs Council adopted conclusions on the EU enlargement process and on the role of the Council in safeguarding rule of law. It also dealt with preparations for the upcoming European Council.

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