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Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules. The Commission will address with Member States the causes of implementation gaps and find solutions before problems become urgent.
The European Commission today launched the first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with the opening of a three-month public consultation.
The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening.
The Council discussed growth prospects and macroeconomic imbalances under the 'European Semester', the EU's annual policy monitoring process. It adopted conclusions and approved a draft recommendation on the economic policies of the euro area.
One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission today reports on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.
The European Commission published new figures showing that the EU's education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever.
Ahead of the meeting of Heads of State and Government in Malta on 3 February 2017, the Commission and the High Representative have today set out their contribution to the discussion on how to better manage migration and save lives along the Central Mediterranean route.
Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections.
The Council was updated on the latest developments in the main agricultural markets and discussed the findings of the second report on the implementation of the so-called Milk package, as well as those of the EU Sheep meat forum.
Today, the European Commission is taking a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights with a high level conference in Brussels.
Antonio Tajani was elected as the president for the second half of the parliamentary term during this week's plenary session while MEPs also chose 14 new vice-presidents. In addition they called for emergency aid to help refugees cope with freezing temperatures and told the European Commission to redraw its lists of countries at risk of money laundering as it was too limited.
Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes.
The Council discussed developments in Syria, for the first time since an agreement for cessation of hostilities was announced. In their discussion, ministers welcomed the agreement brokered and guaranteed by Russia and Turkey.
Today the Commission is presenting an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU.
The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers. They also aim to create new possibilities to process communication data and reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market.