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President Juncker stresses the need for Europe to become more sovereign so as to be able to play a role in shaping global affairs.
Young people are now able to volunteer or work in EU-wide solidarity schemes, after a final vote on the European Solidarity Corps.
Following the conclusion of the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection in July 2018, the Commission launched the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision.
Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the EU school scheme includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition and to explain how food is produced.
This online consultation, which ran from 4 July to 16 August 2018, received 4.6 million responses from all 28 Member States, the highest number of responses ever received in any Commission public consultation.
In light of the difficulties faced by European farmers affected by drought this summer, the European Commission continues acting to provide practical support to the sector. Additional flexibility will be granted to help farmers provide sufficient feed to their animals.
Greece has successfully concluded a three year European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme with its place at the heart of the euro area and European Union secured.
The European Commission is calling on interested parties to put forward ideas for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people across Europe and beyond.
The European Commission has approved a new assistance package worth €400 million, for the education of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This is the first action adopted following the agreement by EU Member States to finance an additional €3 billion for the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has written to Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, to express his condolences for the loss of lives following forest fires in the country.
The Council, in EU27 format, was briefed by the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on the state of play in the Brexit negotiations. On the future relations, the Council discussed how the policy paper published by the UK government on 12 July 2018 can feed into the discussions.
The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.