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The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, after 47 years of EU membership. In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, it is now officially a third country to the EU and hence...

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15/07/2021 - Covid-19 / Transport and travel
Forest from above © EU
16/07/2021 - Energy, environment and climate

The European Commission has adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

15/07/2021 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights
European Green Deal illustration © EU
14/07/2021 - Business, taxation and competition / Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

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13/07/2021 - Economy and the euro

EU economic and finance ministers approved 12 Council decisions on national recovery and resilience plans, exchanged views on the Commission's new sustainable finance proposals, and approved conclusions on in-depth reviews of member states' macroeconomic imbalances.

Josep Borrell Fontelles © EU
12/07/2021 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

EU ministers of foreign affairs discussed current affairs and exchanged views on the geopolitics of new digital technologies, Ethiopia and the Strategic Compass. The Council also approved conclusions on a Globally Connected Europe and on the EU's priorities at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.

13/07/2021 - Economy and the euro
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09/07/2021 - Asylum and migration / Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel

MEPs criticised new LGBTIQ rules in Hungary, approved funds for migration measures as well as investments for transport, digital and energy projects.

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08/07/2021 - Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission has published the 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard, an annual overview providing comparative data on the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in all EU Member States.

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08/07/2021 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has found that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche) breached EU antitrust rules by colluding on technical development in the area of nitrogen oxide cleaning.

Paolo Gentiloni © EU
07/07/2021 - Economy and the euro

The European economy is forecast to rebound faster than previously expected, as activity in the first quarter of the year exceeded expectations and the improved health situation prompted a swifter easing of pandemic control restrictions in the second quarter.

Train illustration © EU
07/07/2021 - Business, taxation and competition / Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

Parliament has adopted the upgraded Connecting Europe Facility programme and released new funds for transport, digital and energy projects for 2021-2027.

Farm worker in a greenhouse © EU
05/07/2021 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, has officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy.

Map of Eastern Partnership countries © EU
02/07/2021 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have outlined a proposal on how to take forward priorities for cooperation with our Eastern partners in the years to come.

Vĕra Jourová, Stella Kyriakides © EU
30/06/2021 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission has decided to positively respond to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age”, the sixth successful initiative supported by over 1 million citizens across the EU. In its reply, the Commission sets out plans for a legislative proposal by 2023 to prohibit cages for a number of farm animals.

Vĕra Jourová, Didier Reynders © EU
30/06/2021 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission has proposed revisions of two sets of EU rules to enhance consumer rights in a world reshaped by digitalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Margaritis Schinas, Mariya Gabriel © EU
29/06/2021 - Covid-19 / Culture, education and youth

The Commission has published EU guidelines to ensure the safe resumption of activities in the cultural and creative sectors across the EU. The guidelines aim to provide a coordinated approach in line with the specific national, regional and local conditions.

Virginijus Sinkevičius © EU
29/06/2021 - Food, farming and fisheries

At the June Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg, ministers discussed a range of topics including the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, setting a protection goal for bees, fisheries control, the market situation, and the recent extreme weather event in Czechia.

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