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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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Vĕra Jourová © EU
11/04/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission is proposing a New Deal for Consumers to ensure that all European consumers fully benefit from their rights under Union law.

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska , Carlos Moedas, Pierluigi Gilibert © EU
10/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.

Violeta Bulc © EU
10/04/2018 - Statistics / Transport and travel

The preliminary 2017 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show, for the second year in a row, a decrease in the number of fatalities of around 2%.

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.

05/04/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Employment and social rights

The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would improve working conditions for over 1,000,000 EU workers and prevent over 22,000 cases of work-related illness.

Des personnes représentant diverses professions © UE
04/04/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1%.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
28/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro transactions in their own country or with another euro area Member State. 

Violeta Bulc © EU
28/03/2018 - Security and defence

In line with President Juncker's commitment to a fully-fledged Defence Union by 2025, the Commission and the High Representative are presenting an Action Plan to improve military mobility within and beyond the European Union.

Mariya Gabriel © EU
27/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Justice and citizens’ rights

From 1 April 2018 onwards, Europeans will be able to access the online content that they have subscribed to at home, wherever they are in the EU.

23/03/2018 - Institutional affairs

The spring European Council focused on economic affairs, in particular on trade. Heads of state or government also looked at a number of other pressing issues, including the Salisbury attack, Turkey, the Western Balkans and taxation.

Pierre Moscovici © EU
21/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission has proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws fit for the modern economy and the digital age.

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. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
19/03/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The High Representative and EU foreign ministers discussed the Salisbury attack. They adopted a statement expressing the EU's unqualified solidarity with the UK and its support, including for the UK’s efforts to bring those responsible for this crime to justice. 

Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
19/03/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers exchanged views on the Commission's communication on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). During the debate, a large number of member states expressed their support for Presidency conclusions on the communication. 

MEPs voting during plenary session © EU
16/03/2018 - Institutional affairs

In a busy week in Strasbourg MEPs called for an ambitious EU budget, voted in favour of increasing transparency on parcel delivery prices and condemned new US tariffs on steel. 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Biser Petkov, Marianne Thyssen © EU
15/03/2018 - Employment and social rights

The Council discussed the future of social Europe post-2020. Ministers set out their views on how future employment and social policies can be designed to increase social and economic convergence. 

Landkarte Europas mit Kabelverbindungen © EU
15/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

Firms would be taxed where they earn their profits under a proposed harmonised corporate tax system which uses the online activities of digital firms to calculate their tax bills.


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