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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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Jyrki Katainen & Carlos Moedas © EU
07/06/2018 - Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation.

Elzbieta Bienkowska, Emil Karanikolov © EU
29/05/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The Council agreed on a general approach on a regulation aimed at improving the mutual recognition of goods marketed in another member state. Ministers also held a policy debate on research and innovation within the context of the next EU financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. 

Jyrki Katainen, Carlos Moedas © EU
15/05/2018 - Research and innovation

The Commission presents its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.

Scientist injecting laboratory mouse © EU
03/05/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation

The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a worldwide ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, Parliament urged. Within the EU itself, the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics has been banned since 2013. 

Andrus Ansip © EU
25/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Research and innovation

The European Commission is presenting a series of measures to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the service of Europeans and boost Europe's competitiveness in this field. 

Margaritis Schinas, Frans Timmermans, Vytenis Andriukaitis © EU
11/04/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries / Research and innovation

The Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens' Initiative, with a proposal to improve the transparency of scientific studies in the food safety area. 

Two women using laptop © EU
09/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation.

Mariya Gabriel © EU
20/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

Today the European Commission launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. 

Technical assistants in a laboratory © EU
05/03/2018 - Research and innovation

For the last 10 years, the key EU law on chemicals ("REACH") has significantly enhanced the protection of human health and the environment and promoted alternatives to animal testing. Building on this, the Commission today proposes actions to further facilitate its implementation.

Lock attached to a computer © EU
01/03/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Research and innovation

Today's Recommendation sets out operational measures to ensure faster detection and removal of illegal content online, to reinforce the cooperation between companies, trusted flaggers and law enforcement authorities, and to increase transparency and safeguards for citizens.

06/02/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation
Jyrki Katainen, Vytenis Andriukaitis © EU
31/01/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology. Greater transparency will empower patients, by ensuring their access to information on the added clinical value of new technology that could potentially benefit them. 

Mariya Gabriel and Carlos Moedas © EU
11/01/2018 - Research and innovation

The European Commission unveiled today its plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. 

Violeta Bulc and Kadri Simson © EU
05/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Research and innovation / Transport and travel

The Council also adopted three sets of conclusions: on the progress in trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport; digitalisation of transport; and the mid-term evaluation of the Galileo, EGNOS and the European GNSS agency. 

Carlos Moedas © EU
27/10/2017 - Research and innovation

The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council. 

Scientist and equipment in laboratory © EU
05/07/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

MEPs urged the Commission to address the increase in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis cases in the EU and to develop long-term programmes. 

Pascal Lamy, Carlos Moedas © EU
03/07/2017 - Research and innovation

Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth. Research and innovation should be prioritised in EU and national budgets, with a doubling of the budget of the successor to Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation programme. 

Carlos Moedas and Chris Agius © EU
30/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

The Council held a debate on the implementation of the space strategy for Europe and adopted conclusions setting out its priorities. Ministers also agreed on a general approach to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles. 

Woman holding mobile phone © EU
06/04/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The abolition of retail roaming surcharges, now scheduled for 15 June 2017, will enable consumers to call text and use mobile data for the same cost at home and while travelling in another EU country, and transfer data across borders from another EU member state for the same cost as at home.

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