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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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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.

Erasmus students in class using laptop © EU
15/03/2018 - Culture, education and youth

Erasmus+, one of the EU's iconic and most successful programmes, today adds an online version to its mobility actions, to link more students and young people from European countries and the Southern neighbourhood of the EU.

Euro-Symbol, Scheine und Münzen © EU
14/03/2018 - Economy and the euro / Institutional affairs

MEPs have set out their position on the next long-term EU budget, which should finance new priorities as well as make up for any shortfall caused by Brexit. The European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the expenditure and revenue sides of the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF), to apply from 2021.

Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker during Plenary debate © EU
14/03/2018 - Institutional affairs

Plenary endorses a resolution laying out a possible association framework for future EU-UK relations after Brexit. Taking into account red lines announced by the UK government, an association agreement between the EU and the UK could provide an appropriate framework for their future relationship, says the resolution. 

Worker scanning parcel © EU
13/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health / Economy and the euro

Clearer information on the prices of parcel delivery services should help to increase consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping. The new rules approved by the European Parliament are part of the e-commerce package.

Elzbieta Bienkowska and Emil Karanikolov © EU
12/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The Council had a discussion on industrial policy and adopted conclusions on a future EU industrial policy strategy. The conclusions stress the urgent need for a long-term strategy for European industry in order to boost competitiveness, growth and innovation in Europe. 

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
12/03/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is taking a major step towards the development of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing barriers to cross-border investments. 

Example of dangerous toy © EU
12/03/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission releases its 2017 report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. The report shows that in 2017, the Rapid Alert System was increasingly used by national authorities with more than 2,000 alerts on dangerous products circulated through the system. 

Vera Jourova © EU
09/03/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Ministers agreed on the Council's position on the directive on combatting fraud of non-cash means of payments. They also exchanged views on cooperation with the Western Balkans in the area of internal security and counter-terrorism and discussed the Commission proposals on interoperability between EU information systems.

08/03/2018 - Justice and citizens’ rights


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