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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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Drone helicopter with camera © EU
12/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

MEPs approved an agreement reached between Council and Parliament negotiators in November 2017 on EU-wide principles for drones and drone operators to ensure a common level of safety and give operators and manufacturers the predictability to develop products and services.

8 young people wearing the European Solidarity Corps t-shirt © EU
11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth

The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The proposal adopted today marks the consolidation of the Corps for the next budgetary period.

11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Transport and travel
G7 family photo © EU
09/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

Leaders of the G7 committed to fight protectionism and to defend the rules-based international trading system. G7 leaders called for the modernisation of the World Trade Organisation. They also stressed the need to avoid excess capacity in sectors such as aluminium and high technology. 

08/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel
Olivier Bailly © EU
08/06/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing measures to make tax and customs cooperation between Member States better and more efficient.

07/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights
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.

06/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Vera Jourova, Tsetska Tsacheva © EU
05/06/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers reviewed progress on the reform of the European asylum system on the second day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council. In this context they also discussed the application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity. New asylum rules will ensure that the EU can better protect people in need of international protection. 

01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate
Comissioner Phil Hogan © EU
01/06/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to modernise and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Comissioner Karmenu Vella © EU
01/06/2018 - Energy, environment and climate

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.

Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
31/05/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovici © EU
31/05/2018 - Economy and the euro

Both proposals are part of the broader agenda to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union and make use of the EU budget to strengthen the performance and resilience of our interdependent economies.

31/05/2018 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen, Tibor Navracsics, Mariya Gabriel © EU
30/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.

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