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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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22/02/2019 -

The ceiling for national support to farmers will rise significantly, allowing greater flexibility and efficiency, notably in times of crisis and situations demanding a swift response by the public authorities.

22/02/2019 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs
20/02/2019 - Institutional affairs

Today, the Commission set out how it will adapt its calculation method when proposing financial sanctions to the Court of Justice of the EU in infringement proceedings. Enforcement of EU law by the Commission will continue to be vigorous, balanced and fair to all Member States

20/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today Member States endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.

20/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs
19/02/2019 - Economy and the euro
19/02/2019 - Economy and the euro
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18/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The Council had a comprehensive discussion on Ukraine, covering the reform process as well as the security and humanitarian situation, in particular in eastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov. The Council also discussed, among others, the situation in Syria, Venezuela, and the Horn of Africa.

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15/02/2019 - Institutional affairs

MEPs approved a trade deal with Singapore as well plans to screen foreign investment and better protect the victims of road accidents during this week's plenary session.

15/02/2019 - Justice and citizens’ rights

As of tomorrow, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union.

14/02/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

Banks should charge equally for cross-border payments in euro and domestic payments and make currency conversion costs transparent, say new rules.

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14/02/2019 - Business, taxation and competition

Yesterday evening the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. 

14/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
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13/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

The Commission has adopted its new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. 

13/02/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
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12/02/2019 - Security and defence

Once the Commission adopts the work programme for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme, it will launch calls for proposals under the EU budget for 2019-2020. This will help pave the way for the future European Defence Fund for the period 2021-2027. 

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